Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Stout
Bungay, England


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RATINGS: 1476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Status uncertain. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
Fuggles and Challenger hops plus a blend of four local barley malts create an aromatic, strong, dark chocolate cream stout with a satisfying bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2006
[bottle from peckhams] Aroma of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and a touch of smoke. full body, sweet upfront leads to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nachoman (1) - Miami Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2006 does not count
Dark Chocolate & Chiccory Coffee taste. Very low in carbination gives more depth to the flavor. Dry aftertaste. A wonderful beer, dark & flavorful, in a beautiful bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
(500ml Bottle. 03/2006) Some coffee aromas and hints of licorice. Inky black with a tiny brown head that disappears quickly. No film. No lace. Roasty, coffee flavors. Some hint of sourness on the back of the palate. Chocolate notes. Dry, bittersweet finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2006
(500 ml bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/freeport/ target=blank>Derosier’s) Pours a very dark coffee brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet with notes of coffee, sweet chocolate, maybe molasses. Some lacing. Taste is a blend of rich coffee and chocolate, a bit of prune juice, with a moderately bitter finish. Had a sort of sweet and sour quality that I wasn’t super fond of but still a quality stout. Mouthfeel fairly thick and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
Pours amazingly, beautiful black liquid with a rich brown head, which stays throughout. Aroma is roasted coffee malts with a little more grassy hops than expected. Taste is similar, though maybe a little thinner than expected, but dangerously drinkable. A decent beer and better than i expected from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 RE-RATE (1-18-2007): 1 pint, .9oz brown bottle from A-1 to-go. Black, almost completely opaque body with only feignt ruby-red high-lights around the edges - one of the darkest beers I’ve had. A really thin film of light tan head. Smells malty and roasty with a hint of banana or licorice? Tastes mostly like burnt malt, with a fair bit of sweetness, presumably from the cream. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than expected, a bit aqueous, which helps the drinkability. But the burnt astringency kind of hurts it... Still this is quite a nice little stout. I could see myself getting this sometimes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2006
This is my old stand by. I can’t believe i haven’t rated this beer...I probably drink it more than any other. Anyway it’s got a great smooth creamy mouthfeel, a wonderful malty and coffee/chocolate aroma. The flavor is nice and dry...mildly sweet at first. Finishes better than most with a signiture bittersweet chocolate taste that lasts for just the right amount of time. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9111) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2006
500ml bottle bought at the heaven-on-earth-pub Jerusalem Tavern in London, March 2005. Very nice bottle design. Almost black on colour topped with an off-white foam. Roasted aroma. Smooth and easy drinkable. Medium mouthfeel. Black coffee notes. Pleasant warming finish with a chocolate touch to it (sampled with Finn, 27.01.2006)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2006
I tasted a very nutty flavor, not so much of the coffee hints I’ve come to expect from stouts. It was a fairly smooth beer, and I liked it, but this is not a beer I will be making into one of my every-day type beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Flask shaped bottle. Reddish black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate with notes of toasted malts and coffee. Flavor was similar, bittersweet chocolate dominates, but is nicely balanced with toasted malts, coffee and a nice hope bitterness. Palate seemed rather thin. I wanted a thicker, chewier mouthfeel to complement the excellent flavor.

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