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

bottled
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RATINGS: 892   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
not too much in the way of aroma. Good roasted flavor throughout...almost a tannin flavor. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
Dark brown, bubbly small head. Milky aroma of coffee, chocolate with some roasty notes. Chocolate, milk in flavour. Some caramel notes in finish with some roasted notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Nice dark color. Strong bittersweet chocolate taste. A nice espresso flavor as well. Good complex oak flavors and a good bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Unique aroma of milk chocolate, toffee, some roastiness, a kind of dark fruity tartness and old wood. Clear red-brown in color, with a slight, fine head. Bready, toffee, lightly roasted and coffeeish malt flavor, with a gently bittering, tart, fruity finish. Light-medium body, with a brief, thin palate. Definitely very interesting, at least from a historical standpoint.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
Licorice dominates although there are other flavours mainly citrus in the background plus a hint of roasted coffee.Lovely on a cold winters night and pretty nice at any other time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Brown color with a small cream/tan lid of small bubbles. Rich aroma of treacle, light latte and blackberries. Musty malt starts the flavors with thin pale flavors that follow. Sourdough and cream flavors come out mid quaff. Somewhat salty in the finish. Very much an english mild mixed with an old ale. I find this one very interesting. As it warms the old ales aromas come out more, and the nose is near HotD Adam. While I don't think this is an outstanding brew, I certainly could sit at the pub and quaff this all evening. A session porter!? The dryness/sharp finish make you want another gulp to quench the mild fire. The more this warm the more I want another, or I want to crack one of my last "Adams".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Pours very dark with a thick brown head with good lacing. Aroma is roasted with notes of pine and citrus. Smooth hop bite up front, light creamy mouthfeel, very nice. Mostly malt on the finish, with a touch of licorice. A very fine beer just a touch overhopped.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Aroma has roast malt with a touch of licorice. The color is dark ruby and the carbonation is appropriately low (for a change). The body's a bit light but there's the good hop bitterness of a historical porter. I'd hoped the malt flavor would be more prominent. The finish is a blend of both malt and hop bitterness.

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 (10019) - 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.


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