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

bottled
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RATINGS: 909   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4963) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2003 There was very little head on this beer which had a nice dark brown colored body. The aroma has a hint of coffee in it. Some carbonation rolls off the tongue, but not much. It has a pleasant taste indicative of the porters I have drunk, but it was not as good as some of the other Porters. Still it is a beer I can drink all night long. GF gave it a 2.5 rating and did not care for the coffee taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Dry, not a large head. Very drinkable but not among top porters. Liked the odd shaped bottle, too bad it was green. I was surprised at the bitterness for an english porter

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Very earthy and old tasting. Drinkable, but you need to sip this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Very musty and earthy in every respect. An odd kind of beer. Not a real fave. Left a nice lace on the glass. It seemed like there was actual dirt in it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Dark but not opaque, small, short-lasting head, good malty aroma. Flavor was more coffee-like than chocolate, with some fruit notes and even a bit of smoke, which Iím puzzled at due to the lack of mention in other reviews. Medium-light body for a dark ale, the finish leaves a hint of that smoke taste, very nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
This beer poured like cough syrup. No head with very tiny bubbles. I thought I poured some Nyquil at first. Flavor is extremely sweet. FG around 30? Does finish better with some of the roasted notes and hop bitterness showing through. Much smoother on the tongue than the cough syrup appearance would indicate. Not my favorite porter by any means.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Great porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Quick a bit more hops than I expected. Good strong flavor, but not as interesting as others.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Pours a very dark brown with a thin, tan head. Nice, somewhat nutty, malty sweet aroma. Leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass. Medium bodied, with a roasted malt flavor and finish. Not as robust as some porters, but still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2002
I think this is a great porter. Itís quite strong and bitter, given the style is mostly driven by roasted malt. Body is much fuller than Iím accustomed to, and complexity is definitely there. Leaves that pleasant burnt, roasty flavor in your mouth on the finish. I highly recommend this stuff. Packaging is top square, too.


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