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

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RATINGS: 1491   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nuffield (3892) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4903) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This is a nice heavy stout, though not really that creamy. The sweetness is there, but not too much, easily making this the best St peters Iíve had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sacton99 (1) - Hubertus, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2006 does not count
An excellent smooth stout with a slightly sweet flavor. Not too bitter, I would recommend this to any fan of stouts. Did not feel as carbonated as other more famous stouts.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2006 Total Score: 4.4
This is a great stout for people who enjoy the complex flavor and texture of stouts. The beer improves with a little rest and finishes wonderfully, with a bittersweet taste I havenít found in many other stouts. If you have the opportunity, St. Peterís Cream Stout is a must try.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Appearance...BLACK!!! Sweet, coffeeish, malty aroma. Flavor was sweet malty and of coffee. To me this had the qualities of both dry stout and sweet stout.. kinda reminded me of Guinness, but also kinda reminded me of Mackesonís. WONDERFUL STOUT!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theviolet (173) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Most chocolate Iíve ever tasted in a beer. Reminded me of chocolate milk. I love it, and will most certainly be drinking it again. Canít get enough of it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tommann (3014) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Lots of milk chocolate and hints of coffee on the nose. First taste and the chocolate and coffee are there again. Mouthfeel is slightly thick, coats the mouth like cream. After taste is the same, with some dry malt. Not much boozy warmth, very easy drinking for its 6.5%.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Great beer, alcohol is well hidden. Aromas of milky chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet, with bitter and spicy notes. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black with a frothy white head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazzty (921) - ÷dŚkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Really nice stout with distinct licorice notes (Bassetís liquorice?). Good creaminess and solid foam which unfortunately disappears somewhat quickly. A nice bitterness gives a long and pleasant aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerloverny (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
A very creamy stout. Unique flavor. Smooth, drinkable. Not bitter at all. Has ths following flavor notes, caramel, roasty, vanilla, woody

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2015
Brown black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, smoke, cocoa, caramel, even black olive. Soft, creamy, very well balanced. Not very long-lingering. A very elegant stout.


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