Feb 20, 2007

Great Divide Brewing Saint Bridget’s Porter

Initially I was a bit turned off by the packaging of this one. The design gave it a feeling of mass production — even though I know it’s not. As a result, I had put off purchasing this one for quite some time. I’m glad I finally came to my senses. This is one of the best porter’s I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

Beer Label: Great Divide Brewing Saint Bridget's Porter


The beer is smoky with plenty of toffee/caramel undertones.


The brew pours a near-black with garnet hues when held up to the light. The head was small, thin and tan in color, yet looked rich and creamy.


This porter has a smooth, smoky flavor. There’s a nuttiness to the finish that wraps it up nicely. It is full bodied and slightly chewy. I was surprised to find very little bitterness in the finish.


This is a great example of a well-rounded porter. It is smooth and robust, with enough complexity to make it interesting without being a complete distraction. This would make a great session beer on a cold evening. Rating: 4/5