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

bottled
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RATINGS: 938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


illinismitty's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2008
Bottle from World Market in Nashville, TN that my wife brought home as a surprise. Thanks! Pours a deep brown with a foamy tan head and good lacing. Aroma of wet grains and roast. Medium bodied approaching soft carbonation. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, and nutty grains. Finish is semi dry, bitter, with a touch of tobacco and tea, with some astringency. A decent example of a brown porter that has lots of British character. I would have preferred a little more sweetness and a tamer finish, but much better than I was expecting.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (48) - - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown with a small brown head. Light chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate taste with wooden barrel motes and raisins. Great smooth taste witj just a touch of bitterness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikovacic (11) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - AUG 4, 2015
Leaves, bubblegum, cheese, basement aromas, leaves, bubblegum, basement aromas, basement aromas

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2184) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from a Suffolk Waitrose. Mahogany with a thin off white head. Coffee and treacle aroma. The taste is similar with moderate spice. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Well-balanced but a little weak beverage. Nicely roasted, hints of coffee, somewhat watery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Very good porter. Nearly as good as their chocolate porter. Looks and smells fantastic

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle 500 ml, Appearance: Mahogany brow body, with a tallthick beige head, with very good retention. Head leaves light lacing on the glass. Aroma; burned caramel, light honey notes, dark fruit ( berries) Taste: Sweetish, caramel, honey, molases, berries and some hops tone and citrus acidity balancing the sweetness out, Roasted malt tones are quite in the back. mild bitter finish. Thin body, low carbonation, quite dry palate. Odd Porter which is more Ale-ish as most Porters. Still a good interesting beer. Allthough it could have a bit more body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (196) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Marrone scura con riflessi color caramello, limpida, schiuma beige chiara poco persistente. Forte aroma di caffè tostato e meno marcata liquirizia, caramello, leggermente acida. Stesse note palatali, leggero erbaceo, corpo medio, leggermente acquosa rispetto al corpo, non molto carbonata. Retrolfatto erbaceo, mi ricorda l'oliva.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
As with every other St Peterís beer, comes in a beautiful bottle (Iíd rather say flask). Dark brown, almost black, with ruby shades. Tan head. Aroma is low but nice: coffee, liquorice. Thin body. Soft and creamy, metallic on the tongue, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (217) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
I wasnít that impressed with this porter. Maybe because itís an "Old-style" porter it is a different style? The flavors were a bit overwhelming, seemed a bit fruity to me. Not bad, just was a bit too much. The carbonation also seemed a bit low. Has a very nice appearance, just wanít all that I expected for the price.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (651) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 18, 2015... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick.. OCCASION: a nightcap after celebrating bro-in-law Gilís 40th anniversary... APPEARANCE: pitch black body as expected; creamy, substantial head that settles to a 1/2 inch; laces in swaths of brown--and the bottle scores points too... AROMA: definite toffee, burnt cereal malts and chocolate; peat and smoke elements as well... PALATE: a creamy, medium-bodied, mouth-filling porter that finishes with subtlety; mildly active... TASTE: luscious toasted cereal malts and possible Columbus hops create a full-bodied, sweet, semi-lactic taste; enough earthy qualities to create a warming experience... OVERALL: a strong, enjoyable porter that contains all expected aspects of the style; the ABV % is adequate but not noteworthy; St. Peterís offers another style-appropriate bottle, with cola and peat stoking a working manís drink...


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