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

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RATINGS: 891   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1902) - 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 (7129) - 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 (11349) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2002
magnificent apothecary style bottle, but it’s a tramp in an armani suit. something very much resembling soap bubbles swelled up at first, like a primordial ooze or oil seep. normal chestnut colored beverage but with a chunky head composed of bits of lagoon backwash, the head was literally coming apart like bad mayonaise. sobering and tragic to behold this trainwreck in a glass. (yes, i realize this bottle is ’off’ and dead sour and i shouldn’t rate it, but this is about the fourth time in august i’ve gotten such rotten buzzard barf in a bottle--uncanny bad luck, so this 3 dollar bastard is getting rated anyway, if for no other reason than to describe a pressumably good beer gone bad. aroma of paint, latex exterior i’d say, notes of dill pickle and hair spray. i pre-dialed 911 and took a sip. i survived but it was not attractive to say the least. in fairness, i’ll give this a neutral rating, but it may be awhile before i get back to this ’old style’ porter.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Very dark with odd sparse head. Bubbles a little disconcerting. Aroma carmelish and sweet. Very alluring. Weak bitter flavor that is almost not there. Finishing with a coffeeish hint. Pretty thin texture. Not a great Porter. Too weak overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2002
Nice bottle. Deep ruby-red colour, vanishing head, coffee and molasses in the nose. Molasses and coffee present in the body as well altough the body is a bit thin. I’m sort of unsure about this beer. Has a long sweet coffee-ish finish(maybe too sweet).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Very enjoyable porter. The blending of the old ale with the newer beer is very obvious as the taste "shifts gears" right in the middle. Well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2002
Loose head on the pour, nice dark brown almost garnet color. Stong black coffee in the nose, a wee bit on the thin side with a black coffee dryness sharp enough to cut. Develops a pleasantly filling malt charactor that spreads the coffee mouth feel nicely with a wonderfully long finnish


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