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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2003
Bottled. Jet black, poor beige head that soon disppears and lowish condition. Licorice, raisins and roast barley aromas mingled with chocolate to give an appealing start. Quite tart in the mouth with a roasted barley dry bitterness developing into an intense astringent finish. Leaves you with a nasty taste in the mouth, sort of a sour bile note that is offputting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Nice brownish color,medium sized tan head that hung around for some time before it dissipated.Very nice aroma of malt,chocolate,and a nice smokey tone to it.Good flavor,malty,chocolate,mild coffee and that nice smokey side returns again.The after taste has chocolate,and coffee notes with a mild bitterness.This is certainly much better then i thought it might be,and hopefully the other styles from this brewer go down as well as this one did.Rerate i'd have to say that maybe i got a bad bottle the last time because this bottle i recieved from Suttree is better then what i had earlier.Better flavor all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2003
The packaging is tremendous, but this is no mere window dressing. A rich dark ruby color in appearance with a fine lasting gorgeous bone head, lots of lace. Bitter chocoalte aromas but subtle in both these components. Mineralized, earthy, ironlike, chocolate (subdued), walnut dust on your fingers after cracking, chalk dust - these are all part of the flavor profile. Great heaps of wonderfully restrained bitterness. Fantastic - a little less smooth than the Brakspear Vintage 1999, but in some ways better for it. Fans of English beers will want this, I think.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2003
I like the bottle, smells slightly coffeeish and smoky, It tastes nutty, malty and chocolatey, but nothing stands out very strongly. Good, but certainly not outstanding.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2003
pours light, settles to a red with brown hues. extremely light in color. forms a good head. thin, grainy, carmelly, lots of thin water like flavors. goes downhill once you sip it. waste of my time

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2003
A little coffee and a lot of Mesquite. Good bottle, good label, very dark with camel head. A little light-bodied, but very distinctive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Smoky! I usually do not like a smoked flavor in beer - but this one sits just right. Love the medicine-style bottle as well. Dark appearance - looks like root beer - no head on it whatsoever. Smoky aroma with a bit of a coffee undertone. Overall - very enjoyable - will look for more from this brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - JUN 14, 2003
Big chocolately nose with a dark clear brown color and a tan foamy head. Smooth, clean chocolately malt taste with a little smokiness. Coffee finish. Very thin, but well-balanced. Not so powerful, rather reserved but interesting. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
I'll admit that I was first attracted to this beer by the unusual bottle and clever marketing, which exudes old-world craftsmanship and quality. I am happy to confirm that this is an excellent porter. It is a dark, almost rosewood-colored brew, offering a decent, frothy, but mostly diminishing light brown head with super lacing. There is a rich aroma of smoky, or toasted, almonds or oats. The flavor initially is lightly sweet, but finishes nicely bitter or dry. I was surprised by how refreshing this beer is. Perhaps I was expecting something more full-bodied? Nevertheless, I strongly recommend this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
This fine brew pours very dark, barely revealing its exquisite deep crimson hue. Medium-sized, frothy, off-white head with great lacing. The nose is smoky, chocolatey, beefy and rich with an interwoven whisper of buttermilk. Nice flavor. A touch thin, but contains notes of fine chocolate, beef broth and other things bold, smoky and rich. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Medium-length, lightly sweet and then dry finish with bitter notes at the midpoint and a mellow numbing of the tongue at the wee end. I really dig the flask shaped bottle as well.


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