Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Great Divide St. Bridgets Porter

'St. Bridget, a legendary Irish saint, created a sensation by turning her bathwater into beer. What better way to celebrate her worthy miracle than with our zymurgistic tribute to her feat, St. Bridget's Porter. St. Bridget's is a smooth, elegant, and chocolaty brown porter. Brimming with coffee and chocolate characteristics from dark barley malts, St. Bridget's is carefully hopped to provide the perfect complement to its malty robustness.'

Fake Irish beer week continues!

As far as porters go St. Bridgets Porter is pretty nondescript, which makes it fairly average. I know many times the word 'average' is meant in a derogatory fashion, thats not what I intend here. You would be hard pressed to find anything significantly wrong with this beer or anything very memorable. Its still fun to drink though! 'Slainte!' or whatever the fuck Irish people say instead of 'cheers'.

This Porter is a little on the thin side but not to the point I would call it watery. There is a slight alcohol bite to the initial drink but the aftertaste covers it up with some fairly nutty flavors. It's a little smokey with the tiniest hint of chocolate, but nothing I would consider 'robust'. Would I drink Great Divide St. Bridgets Porter again? Sure, with pleasure. Is it something I would go out of my way to drink? Probably not.


Chipper (Dave) said...

I just happened to have reviewed St. Bridget's Porter earlier last week. I too used the word 'watery' in my review. While it was certainly enjoyable, I found also that it was an average porter. The beer tasted better the warmer it got however.

matt said...

You know I always get flak for this, but I do not like warm beer. I love stouts, but I still prefer em cold.

Chipper (Dave) said...

It doesn't have to be warm - just not right out of the fridge cold. I drink all of my beers at cellar temperature - especially porters and stouts. When I initially tried St Bridgets it had just been purchased from the store and was at their beer locker temperature which is typically colder than cellar temperature.

Everyone has their own personal beer drinking preferences, so you won't get any flak from me.