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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1392   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaottic97 (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005 does not count
This cream stout was crisp and very drinkable. I enjoyed this beer at the SF Beer Fest, and glad to see it more widely available.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2005
St. Peterís is known for having a few doozies in their collection, so I bought this one with a little trepidation but taken in by the elegance of the bottle--I just love these antique-style green flask-like bottles. I was stunned by this beer, absolutely stunned. I think there is often a underlying tendency among beer raters that unless the label says "Rochefort" or "Alesmith" or whatever then you canít get into the upper reaches with a beer. This one should defy that. Dark brown with hints of ruby but still sufficiently dark for a stout, the aroma came to life with a roasted, coffee, nutty, lactic, intriguingly hoppy bouquet, and the tasting had all that plus an incredibly well situated bitterness that lended deeper roasted sensibilities to the rich chocolate and coffee. The palate wasnít too light, but the lightly oily touch was counterpointed by a consistent fine carbonation that lasted and lasted, with each sip giving a perky reminder of this beerís effervescent flavors. Indeed, unlike many beers, there was not a temperature where it didnít strike a nice note--cold from the fridge to fully warmed to room temperature (the bottom of my pint nearly three hours later after I came back from putting my kids to bed). It was all good. And this is true even when I havenít been all that impressed by many sweet stouts (particularly oatmeal stouts but some milk stouts as well). I would buy this again and again, as long as each bottle was like this. I ate this with a good English meal--homemade from Nigel Slaterís Appetite cookbook, a moderately spicy sausage and mash with onion gravy, in this case using a more flavorful Portuguese linguesa sausage but still wonderful. The roasted stout worked really well with the spice. Have I said enough? This is one fine beer that deserves greater appreciation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
dark dark brown, but not quite black with a quickly disappearing tan head. lots of chocolate in the aroma, a little caramel, and a hint of licorice. very smooth mouthfeel, slick and oily, middle of the road for body. a bit of grassy hops mixed into the chocolates, with a bit of coffee on the tail end, giving in to a a sweet lingering taste and just a slight warming sensation. not really much in the cream department though, i was hoping for some lactose sugar elements. still in all, i would buy it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Poured a nice dark black ... the head started as a two-tiered item, with big airy bubbles on top, and the thick tan pillow that quickly took over and stood guard over the beer. Thereís big aromas ... chocolate malt mostly. The flavors are nice ... sweet undertone, but with nice little mocha topping and lightly sweet ending. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Very dark brown with a thin, creamy brown head. Toasted and roasted, leather and caramel aroma. Some hops and coffee also. Silky body. Really not too sweet. Iíve had some sweet stouts that were too much. Nice marriage of roasted coffee and musky, sweet lactic flavors. I get a bit of citrus also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Pours pitch black out of the bottle. Sweet chocolate aroma some roasted malts and lots of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Lots of roasted chocolate flavor. Malty bitterness and coffee as well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11099) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2005
Jet back with a light brown head. Roast malt, chocolate, coffee aromas. Intense burned, sweet, sour flavour with long lasting bitter aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2005
Has a nice brown/black colour. The aroma is smokey and hint of coffee. The tast also has taste from burnt malt with a smokey feeling. Big up for the cool bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours a pitch black/dark brown color, no head. Aroma of lactose, a bit of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is smooth, lots of cream, roasted coffee, a little chocolate, some fruit undertones. Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 Smells more burnt than American stouts. Sweetness is definitely there, but a strong bitter finish stops it well short of being cloying. Mouth feel is thin to me so that is a negative mark. Flavors increase as it warms up so definitely wait to get it at the right temperature. Very nice stout.


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