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

bottled
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RATINGS: 896   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2002
Brown with weak head. Thin, watery and sweet. I understand why other breweries don’t brew "old style" porter anymore.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Yuck. I just don’t like it. It tastes like anise and grass. The finish is very sour and sharp.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
An amber colored porter? Ah, it tastes like they diluted a porter with dishwater; THAT explains the color. Way too much hops. They linger, unpleasantly, on my tongue, like thrush, only I can’t scrape it off. I think I’m going to go rinse my mouth out.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Had high hopes for this one. No head to speak of. Looks like flat coke. Aroma is sour at first with a little malt. Watery for a porter. You can taste the characteristics of both beers in this blend. Somewhat complex, but disappointing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
At first I thought someone put a cola in my glass. There was some subtle malt in the nose and taste, but overall I found this to be very disappointing. Thought it was much more like a brown ale than a porter. Didn’t have the consistency or the texture to classify itself as such.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Stupid green mouthwash bottle. Odd hectagon shaped bubbles along the top of the glass instead of a head. Thin, watery brown. Barely noticed the roasted malt nose and barely tasted it as well! So much more of a brown ale with all the characteristics of a New Castle, but more on the rancid, dill, medical product side of the flavor scale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Hints of toasted malt and Kent Goldings hops are prevalent in the aroma. This is one of the lightest porters i have ever seen. It’s very much transparent to even a 100 Watt bulb at 10 feet. Kind of bittersweet but not very thick for a porter. It actually reminds me more of a brown ale. The bottle is a plus, but this did not quite meet my expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
This bottle poured with almost no head but has a wonderful reddish-brown color. Slightly sweet, roasty flavor. Gets sweeter as it warms. On the thin side.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Aroma is coffee and cherry, slightly roasty. Flavor is a bit more hoppy, but the sweet and roasty maltiness is still what dominates. The blending becomes apparent as it warms, revealing a fair amount of complexity. Overall, it’s a trifle thin, but a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
A somewhat treacley aroma, at first, but on warming it exhibits a little more complexity. Has some distinctly coffee-like aroma with some roastiness in there. The color is amber-brown. Malty sweet flavor with a lot of coffee in it. A very nice flavor that gets richer and richer the warmer it becomes.


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