ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 The signature ½ liter St. Peter’s bottle is as charming and traditional as the captivating dark brown stout that pours from it. There is a dark tan, long-lasting head that leaves excellent lacing. The nose is chocolate malt, with just a hint of coffee. Palate entry brings the underlying sweetness front and center—but it is not overpowering. Full-bodied and exceedingly smooth, this stout quickly develops the mid-palate flavors suggested by the aroma: velvety, milk-chocolate goodness with enough coffee-like tartness and hops to even out the malt sugars. There is also a pleasant and lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Best served slightly below room temperature.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Although this stout is fairly highly rated, I didn’t find it to be my favorite among stouts. Almost non-existant head but immediately noticed a chocolate, coffee, burnt flavor. Very creamy but not enough "bite" for my taste. Non-bitter.
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate overload! Smooth and creamy. Dark brown with a thin white head. No bitterness at all. The most unique bottle I have seen in a while. No question that this is a top notch stout.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with some nice ruby accents on the edges. Tan head. Aromas are amazing. Lots of sweet malt and roast, caramel, coffee, and semisweet chocolate. Taste is not as pronounced as the aroma, but still solid nonetheless. Starts sweet with the previously mentioned flavors and finishes with a nice hop kick and bitterness not typically seen in the style or British stouts for the matter (or at least the ones Ive tried). Could use a bit more complexity however.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty damn good stout.This was the style that really got me into heady ales and lagers.Kinda burnt and smoky,tease of lactic chocolate.A very balanced hopping and a thin to medium body with that cream effect.Need more to back up the smoke and char.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Medium body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. As in the aroma, coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor. There is a slight smokiness as well over a layer of sweet malts. A bit of bitter arrives on the finish.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wonderful dark brown beer with a chocolate brown head. aroma: coffee, chocolate, licorice and citrussy. taste: sweet, coffee, milkchocolate, resinous and fairly bitter. finishes bitter, coffee-like and a bit citrussy. light bodied, not much co2. 6.5%abv. is well hidden. nice, classy, complex stout. liked it a lot.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brew HaHa - quite an easy drinker for being a pretty big stout. Strong notes of coffee and chocolate in the nose. Malty body is smooth and creamy - nicely balanced by the spicy English hops. Would definitely buy again.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
I really like this style. As far as high quality stouts go however, this is not one of them. I’m not going to bother too much with the description. It does everything a stout does. Roasted coffee, chocolate, liquorice and usual stout behaviour. Its just too sticky even a long time after you have swallowed.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh my the sweetness when I smell this elixir, but it falls flat when I taste it. Love the aftertaste and the beer itself can hold its own but totally not what I wanted or expected.