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

bottled
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RATINGS: 911   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 21, 2004
Soft sweet aroma, some light roast was present. Brown, with smallish head .Short front, stringer toffee chocolate medium with clean bitterness. Softer velvety finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
Near black in colour. Aroma was a medium roastiness, fruity sweetness and a hint of coffee. Flavour of burnt malts, slightly oily, some sweetness and oaky. Finishes with a long medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
This porter pours a black cherry colour with a rocky light tan head. The aroma consists of Chocolate, grapes,roasted malts and a slight pine hoppy scent. Flavours include coffee, chocolate and burnt malts with a little ash thrown in. The flavours start off slow but the burnt malts come through huge! The palate is bitter with more lingering coffee and chocolate flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
Slightly translucent dark brown w/ creamy beige head. Sweet, roasty aroma of caramel, plums, & milk chocolate w/ licorice notes. Thinner than most porters, closer to a brown ale in feel, but appropriate for style. Roasty flavour of caramel, milk chocolate, coffee & plums w/ hints of licorice & light smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
Extreamly dark amber light brown head. Malty sweet almost a slight hint of honey in the aroma. A roastedness detected in the aroma as well. Roasted flavour really dry bitter. Light carbonation which is what I like in this style Think coating and creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4610) - 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.


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