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

bottled
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RATINGS: 966   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Deep Red in color. Soem caramel notes to it. I have had their other beers and they are very good. Very roasty. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Redish brown with a slight tan head. Malty slightly burnt aroma. Carmel also noted. Full bodied roasted carmel flavor, with a nice hop bitterness as well. Decent, interesting, complex, enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Reddish brown hue with little head or lace. Aroma hinted of caramel, hazelnut, ripe fruits (apple, pear, raisin), aromatic tradional hops, earthy yeast esters, and minor smoke. The flavors display a coffee like bitterness and sweet nutty nature. There is a caramel and mild molasses undertone. Detected some acidic (tart), lactic (sour), and smoke tones upon the finish. The mouthfeel is dry, chalky, and soft. Very good tradional porter but doesn't have the firepower of the better versions of the genre. Still worthy of a try.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2004
Dark brown (almost black) colour. Low head but decent lacework. Faint roasty aroma. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Roasted flavour with notes of chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish. "Old Style"???

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pours a dark reddish brown, with a thick beige head that lingers a good while. Aroma is faint. Coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel, with a strong roasted coffee flavors. Not very sweet. Decent porter, but it lacks complexity. Easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Flavor of dark chocolate with some roast and bitterness. A little thin, but very drinkable and good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (896) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2004
Low head, low sweetness. A strong hint of coffee and ashes. Malty, but not bitter, no sting. I've tasted fare better porters but it is OK as a companion for pork or smoked fish. Not for sipping.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 A far more interesting and distinctive beer from St Peters. Made like a traditional porter by blending old ale with younger beer. Quite complex smoky liquorice notes, but lacking the sharp, almost lambic, tang on the finish that marks out a really authentic porter. It isn't clear what they use for the old ale, or how long it is matured - perhaps it needs longer. Nonetheless, a decent effort. Bottled, October 2003 RE-RATE January 2004, Bottled. Now I'm getting a far more assertive roast coffee presence, to go with the licorice in the aroma. And more earthy tnes on the palate. It goes up a little in my estimation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2004
Dark, brown color. Strong aroma: malt, roasted malt, liquorice, phenol, caramel. Dry mothfeel, dominated by the roasted malt, with some caramel and liquorice. Roasted malt in the final, with a light sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2004
This is my first St Peters and this really is an awesome beer. Deep ruby/black with a thin tan head. Smells sweet and malty, chocolate and cherries. Great flavor. Very smooth, bitter, tangy, sweet. Nice coffee flavor which builds to a nice bitter aftertaste. This is why I love porters.


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