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

bottled
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RATINGS: 893   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Very dark mahagony pour with a sizable head that left quickly. Chocolate, roasts, and a bit of smoke underlying. Grapes in the nose as well. Now the smoke is dominant in the flavors. Underneath the smoke is more of the roast and chocolate malts. Small fruits as well. Kind of a watery palate and thin bodied. Finishes with malt and smoke. Good porter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Poured black with hardly any head. Taste of roasted coffee. To thin and watery for my liking. Not much flavor. Cool bottle though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Bottled. Almost black with an offwhite head. A warm, burnt aroma. Smooth, salty flavour with some burnt coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
I was a sucker for a cool looking bottle. < hanging head in shame > Date stamped on the lable read 2002 2 0. As I was pouring it I thought I was pouring a Coke or something given the carbonation and near complete lack of head. The taste reminded me of the Monty Python brew I had a few weeks ago, only more watery. Tasty malt with just the right amount of hops with a mineraly feel. The taste is complex, woodsy toffy and a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel was way too watery for a porter, IMO. And drinkability...eh, not bad, but nothing I'll be reaching for anytime soon.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Dark Amber color, not much head. Small aroma. Not much flavor, palate a little watery. Overall a disappointment. Now, where was the chocolate? There must be better porters than this!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2003
Dark amber with a nice and creamy head. Aroma is smoked and burnt. Some smoked fish but also sweet from cocoa and chocolate. Flaovr is burnt as well, with some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2003
So, I turn my head for just a second, and the next thing I see is my 4 year old niece drinking my beer. She takes a swig and says "Yum! taste like Tootsie Roll!". Couple of points: 1) four year olds should not drink beer. 2) Her observation was, for the most part, astute. This is heavy on the chocolate flavor and a fairly rich mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2003
Bottled. Dark brown with beige head. Roasty plum aroma. Sweet and fruity. Rounded mouthfeel, but with simple malt character. Salty coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Jerusalem Tavern, London.
Dark brown with little to no head. Mild toasted malt aromas, slightly soft, yet well blended. Closer to old then porter, if you know what I mean. One of my preferred drops as the Jerusalem, that’s on there regularly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
Bottled. Dark brown with a medium sized head. Milky aroma with some tar. Compact flavour of dried fruits, roasted malts and coffee. Dry ending with a pronounced bitterness.


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