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


on tap

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RATINGS: 972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Very dark, but not opaque, you can see just a little light through it. Creamy long lasting head. Deep malt characteristics in the aroma, chocolate and other notes, with just a little roast creeping in Full in body but not thick. It has a creamy fluff to it. Taste starts out with a little sweet, which quickly turns bitter and then gradually fades to a malty-chocolate. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Chocolate brown lasting head. Malt, chocolate and sweetness in the aroma. Pleasant and balanced. Flavour is filled with Valrhona chocolate, roastyness, light liqourice and fruit notes. Is creamy and well balanced. Has a chocolatebitterness in the end. This is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2004
This was much better than I expected. Dark black appearance with a tan head. Flavor is bitter with the usual roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. But some licorice notes in the taste. A very bitter aftertaste. This is one of the better examples of the usual boring style of porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4837) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Cool 500 ml flask-bottle. Purt-near opaque, near black, smallish head, good lacing. Lovely roasty chocolate-almond nose, wonderful chocolate-malt character in the mouthfeel and flavor, perhaps a little too simple overall to be "great" but something I could just drink all day. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Quite tasty! This was a very enjoyable porter, that was smooth and mellow, and yet complex. I was quite pleased with this porter, and the creamy coffee-ish flavors that were noted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Roasty, creamy and complex. This beer, which I purchased mostly on the basis of it's interesting bottle, reminded me what's great about porter that I had forgotten drinking and brewing mostly pale ales and pilsners for a while. Hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla, but none of these tastes were overpowering. In fact, they were subtle enough to keep me sipping, trying to get a handle on the elusive things going on in my mouth. I wanted another when I was done. This porter made me smile.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2829) - 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"???

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