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

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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Black liquid, creamy head that mostly diminishes, little lacing. Flavour is tar and roasted malts, a lot of green bottle character present. Rather undrinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VAYankee (344) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Dark brown (and slightly transparent) body with a frothy light brown head. Mild aroma of coffee lightly roasted, slightly malty and chocolatey. Start out abrasive - a quick burst of cocoa is quickly subverted less than pleasing smokeyiness and saltiness. OK finish of dry roasted malt. I am not a big fan of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
I’m told this is one of the best representations of a true porter. It is unique, and I quite enjoy it. Almost a cola like appearance; subtle chocolate and spice aroma. Balanced malty body, nice bitterness in the finish. Not for everyone, but this one really impressed me. In bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Nice bottle created a nice poor, but somewhat light in appearance and flavor. I initially liked this quite a bit, with decent chocolate flavor, until it was outdone by a Founder’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
Cask conditioned and reading Beer Festival. Roast malt aroma and liqourice. Sweet almondy tast with some vinous notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Light brown in color, small creamy light tan head that doesn’t last, aroma of dark roasted coffee and malts. Light body, thin and watery mouthfeel. Smokey coffee and chocolate flavors, with a light smokey burnt bitterness in the finish, some what watery, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Very thin mouthfeel for a porter. Nice coffee, cocoa, hazelnut taste to it, just is far from having a proper thickness, feels thinner then water. Nice tan head, pretty, but thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
bought this for the bottle glad I did nice dark color very little head malty and chocolate with a nice slight bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2004
The bottle is the best thing about this lame brew. There is a deep roasted coffee and some roast beef in the aroma. A slight scum of head on top with lots of carbonation making it look like a cola. The tate is coffee with off flavors of raisin and roast beef. A very thin mouthfeel. Unimpressive overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 Opaque black - looks like a cola without the heavy carbonation. Almost headless. Smell is full yet subtle, some toasted chocolate in the nose. Taste is very nice - burnt malt mixed with a chocolaty sweetness. Light carbonation, substantial but not thick. Nicely balanced, good flavour with a light, nice bitter aftertaste. A very well done porter. Full marks.


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