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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Black with almost no head. The lacing is dark brown. Aroma is strong coffee and heavy roasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Aroma smells thick. Has a great creamy texture. It almost seemed a little wattery at first, but that is the creamy texture that just makes it go down oh so smooth. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with some caramel and a hint of vanilla. Quite good, but not worth the $4.49 a bottle.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PurplePieMan (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2005 íCuteí bottle. Pours almost opaque with a light brown head. A nice presentation... The bouquet is that of a bale of hay, or even a freshly opened bag of Meow-Mix (dry cat food) though it seems subdued somehow. The mouthfeel was smooth and crisp -satisfying but not really creamy. I taste coffee, cocoa, and cucumbers. I wanted more texture and complexity. Maybe it was a little too cold. I would rather spend my money on a chocolate stout (or imperial). This is an easy drinking stout. A good entry point if you are new to stouts or if you enjoy Guinness. Otherwise, grab a Rogue Chocolate Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2902) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
[bottle] Black, no fizz--speckled, oily top. Roasty sherry sweet dark malt creamy aroma. Sweet and bitter, roasty and a little winey flavour. Bitterness is a blend of hops and dark malts. Clean finish. Low carbonation and smooth with a medium body. Very nice flavoured beer, if a bit mild.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Thick, creamy, chocolately flavor. Strong chocolate aroma. Tastes like a bittersweet chocolate chip, combined with a creamy/roasty combination of malt. Very low hop profile, which is what keeps this beer from being rated higher. Overall, a nice beer. Would buy again. Cool bottle too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 this beer got an extra point overall for the 6.5%. A very good example of a sweet stout. If you like guiness - youíll love this. Stronger, much more complex palate with a great smooth bitter Lasting fifnish with a 6.5% kick . very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 nice bottle, like handblown glass, simple and austere, but elegant, nice colors and label graphics. Of course you canít judge a tart by the makeup. Extremely dark, almost black, intriguing color, I think of the wine-dark sea. Rich bold mellow flavor, extremely smooth yet strong. Sits in the glass with authority, regal and luxurious. Toasy aroma, the smell of a wood fire on a cold winter dusk. Sybaritic mouth feel, thorough and fulfilling. A truly excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2005
pretty good- poured black with a tan head. Light could not penatrate the thick body of the beer. dark chocolate on the aroma with hints of coffee. Taste was really creamy with a strong chocolate precense sweet for the most part but finished with a mild roasted coffee sense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Aroma: sweet, sourish, roasted, liquorice, tobacco, leather, creamy, very malty... black syrup.
Flavour: sourish, lovely, nice malty bitterness.
Appearance: extremely dark brown. Yellowish-brownish pale, foamy head leaving some lacing & fine film.
Palate: smooth, very creamy. Adequate carbonation. Fluffy.
Old rating:
Aroma (6): salt, dark syrup, slightly smoky, some sourishness.
Appearance(4): (red) black, almost opaque, beigetinted white head.
Flavour(6): Burnt, floury, roasted bitterness, some sourishness, sweet... cocoabitterness.
Palate(4): good, just enough co2.
Overall: 14
Total: 3.4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 The signature Ĺ liter St. Peterís 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 centeróbut 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Although this stout is fairly highly rated, I didnít 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.


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