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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
Hops: Challenger and Goldings.
This fine beer is a blend of a mature old ale with a younger light beer - just as a true Porter should be. The marriage produces an extremely characterful brew which is dark in colour and complex in taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4518) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Nose of coffee and roasted malt. Initial flavour of smoked chocolate leads to a tart finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
Coffee and molasses hit me first from this somewhat-thinner-than-expected dark brown beer. Topped with a minimal tan head it seems to have a bit of unexpected complexity. Like a coffee porter at first, then making me wonder if there is some fruit in there, then perhaps some caramel? Roasty and malty to finish - sweet but nicely balanced with the bitter. Got noticably better as it warmed. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Very dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of coffee, burnt molasses. Flavour is nicely bittered, salty, light smokiness, some faint malt backbone. Medium body, lightly carbonated. Good all-around porter. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2004
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with virtually no head. Rich and complex aroma of chocolate, plums, currants, molasses, and vanilla. No real follow-through with the flavours, however, as they are a bit simplistic in comparison. Stewed fruit sweetness, with some late bitterness that builds during the finish. Relatively thin body with very light carbonation. Stylistically enigmatic, but somewhat reminiscent of beers like Gale’s Prize Old Ale and Harvey’s Christmas Ale. An interesting beer that doesn’t quite come together in the end, although it is still worth sampling.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in dimple mug at about 15C. Very slight head, thin with a brownish white tinge. Deep dark almost black, possibly dark dark brown. Aroma is of burnt caramel and molassis. Flavour is similar to aroma., burnt caramel with a molassis sweetness, and a slightly bitter ending. Overall, nothing major stands out with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Interesting bottle reminiscent of the old porter bottles. Pours a deep dark brown with red highlights and a frothy tan head. The look I love. Aroma of chocolate and bitter chocolate in the flavor. Nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
deep brown, small tan head. roasted coffee and malt aroma with a whiff of smoke and chocolate. the flavour follows with a bit of tartness leading to a balanced roasty bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kace069 (6) - marlette, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2004 does not count
quite a different porter unlike any i have had before especially with the light smoky flavor. a rather light bodied porter but a porter none the less. one of the best imports i have had in a while

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Dark brown colour with small, quickly disappearing head. Roasty aroma with a strong note of bitter chocolate covered cherries. Light and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Complex and well-balanced flavour of roasted malt and bitter coffee. Elements of the two beers used in the blend become more noticable as it warms. A very unique and extremely drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Chocolate, cherries and coffee aromas, deep ruby colour with a small cappuccino head, some very nice lace. Roasted coffee flavour, bitter chocolate and a faint smokey peat taste as well. Light bodied, almost creamy, luciously biiter! Well worth the wait, due to the L.C.B.O. red tape.


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