Review - Great Divide Brewing Company's 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." -- Mercury Brewing Company
Pours into a dark brown/garnet hue, opaque, with a small, oily tan head with good retention. Still body. The aroma is of candi sugar with a slight alcohol tinge, malty chocolate, soft coal presence. First taste is lightly sweet, moving to a lightly bitter finish for an average duration. Light in body, it has soft carbonation, a slightly dry mouthfeel, and a coffee/capuccino finish. Light and refreshing, somewhat balanced, it drinks like a true porter as opposed to a stout.
Reviewed on January 6th, 2008.