Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This special holiday porter is made for winter - rich and warming, the way they like it at the North Pole. It was inspired by this famous line from a well-loved children’s storybook:

"And Santa sat on his great butt, enjoying a hardy brew..."

In case you find that amusing, the brewer hastens to point out that in England, "butt" refers to a certain sized barrel, in fact, holding 108 Imperial gallons. Back in the day it was quite a normal thing for a brewery to put its beer up in a large butt for storage. Still snickering, eh? Get your mind out of the gutter, or Santa will be skipping your house entirely this year.

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fonefan (53400) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a large / huge, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, vanilla, english licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (221207)

yespr (49519) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear, deep golden amber with a lacing tan head. Aroma is mild roasted caramel malt. Medium sweet and caramel malt flavour. Mild chocolate smoothness. Ends nice malty and light spiced. Nicely balanced.

Ungstrup (39311) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan fast disappering head. The aroma is sweet with notes of berries, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of berries and lighter notes of roasted malt and caramel.

joergen (29994) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and liquorice. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

anders37 (28157) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of caramel.

Travlr (27116) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Darkish brown that admits light easily, very small tan head with decent lacing. Mild milk chocolate aroma, with a bit of cafe au lait. Earthy flavor with a general sweetness superimposed, light spice, possibly cinnamon and nutmeg. Bitter finish. Too light bodied for a winter ale. Decent enough, but not very complex.

cgarvieuk (26717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle at home... bown ... creammy tan head ... soft light roast malt nose ... odd fruityness ... light toffee malt ... little blackcurrant ... not really doing anything for me.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2007
Bottled. Deep rubyish amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mild burnt wood and some hops. Flavour is hops along with some roasted and caramelly hints. Pleasant, but not very special.

omhper (26216) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown. Very phenolic. Sweet with bold, simplistic malt character. Unimpressive. Santa can keep his butt to himself.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear warm reddish brown with a dense, beige head. Fruity aroma with some roasted malt. Medium body with lightly burned caramel, roated malt and fruit. Short lightly hoppy aftertaste. Very decent. 250308

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