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

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RATINGS: 874   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Tremendous roasted aroma - dark bitter chery coffee, blended with gooey thick chocolate and toffee. Dark brown garnet colour with thick bubbled light brown head. . . Very traditional flavours: earthy, muddy iron, bitter hops and dark bitter chocolate. Lingering sourness on the back of the tongue, but a very well done old english style porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Black to brown colour with thin beigy head. Good sour wooden oaky flavour with plenty of forest fruit, just going over. Smoky coffee and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - AUG 3, 2003
Great bottle!! Black colour, few head. Roasty aroma, with tracs of liquorice and caramel. The flavour is complex, with notes of roasted and smoked malts, plums, raisins, chocolate and liquorice. Very bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Deep ruby/garnet brown. Roasty, perhaps sour nose. Small whitish tan head. Sweet first, pale and bready malts, sour woody notes, nutty, roasty, light coffee. Fairly thin body, yet this is phenominal. This is what porter really is. With warmth this beer reveals more flavor. Great brew, I could drink this every day. Why all the low ratings?

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2003
Bottled. Jet black, poor beige head that soon disppears and lowish condition. Licorice, raisins and roast barley aromas mingled with chocolate to give an appealing start. Quite tart in the mouth with a roasted barley dry bitterness developing into an intense astringent finish. Leaves you with a nasty taste in the mouth, sort of a sour bile note that is offputting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Nice brownish color,medium sized tan head that hung around for some time before it dissipated.Very nice aroma of malt,chocolate,and a nice smokey tone to it.Good flavor,malty,chocolate,mild coffee and that nice smokey side returns again.The after taste has chocolate,and coffee notes with a mild bitterness.This is certainly much better then i thought it might be,and hopefully the other styles from this brewer go down as well as this one did.Rerate i'd have to say that maybe i got a bad bottle the last time because this bottle i recieved from Suttree is better then what i had earlier.Better flavor all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2003
The packaging is tremendous, but this is no mere window dressing. A rich dark ruby color in appearance with a fine lasting gorgeous bone head, lots of lace. Bitter chocoalte aromas but subtle in both these components. Mineralized, earthy, ironlike, chocolate (subdued), walnut dust on your fingers after cracking, chalk dust - these are all part of the flavor profile. Great heaps of wonderfully restrained bitterness. Fantastic - a little less smooth than the Brakspear Vintage 1999, but in some ways better for it. Fans of English beers will want this, I think.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2003
I like the bottle, smells slightly coffeeish and smoky, It tastes nutty, malty and chocolatey, but nothing stands out very strongly. Good, but certainly not outstanding.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2003
pours light, settles to a red with brown hues. extremely light in color. forms a good head. thin, grainy, carmelly, lots of thin water like flavors. goes downhill once you sip it. waste of my time

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3914) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2003
A little coffee and a lot of Mesquite. Good bottle, good label, very dark with camel head. A little light-bodied, but very distinctive.


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