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

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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
A deep ruby red strong ale with an excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. A classic example of a ’winter warmer’; high in alcohol and rich in taste.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2005
Aroma: malt, sourish, rye, old berries, roasted. Bitter, knäckebröd, sweet (however vaguely), megamalt. Mouthfeel: odd, fizzy, rough, rich but pretty dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CinnamonGirl (40) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Bought and brought home from Utobeer in London. Not available in Norway. Heavy stuff. Lots of malt with "strange fruit"! Iodine-like taste (or is it just the bottle shape? - ha, ha!), which I cannot make up my mind about. Roasted malt mixing with hoppy bitterness, quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle
Red label. Minimal head, black. Smooth porter-like taste. Dry, flower-like palate. Short aftertaste. Undemaning and a it boring. A small hint of coffee and cheap chocolate in aftertaste if you want to be kind.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2005
50 cL bottle. Dark brown with reddish tones, quickly disappearing head. Aroma of charcoal and sweet caramel which combine into a flavour of burned caramel with a long aftertaste of licorice. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Bottle (500ml)e. *found it in the back of my beer locker - at least 10 months old - here goes!* Poured a deep black (ruby tinted), very bubbly but a minimal froth of light brown head. Aroma ... very dark too - strong coffee, chocolate, overroasted malt, medium hop-bitterness, licorice, sour wine, moss, pine resin. A nice thick, oily mouthfeel - taste milder than the nose, but along those same lines - licorice, sweet turkish coffee, loam, chocolate, stewed fruits. Average length linger, starts toasted malt sweet, some balancing hops chimes in at end / as it warms, gets a little kola nut / root beer aftertaste going. Very nice, almost a dessert beer. (kept it dark and cool, so the green bottle didn’t cause problems)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Very dark brown, almost black with very small tan colour head. Aroma is very mild - nuts, fruity and maybe a hint of coffee. Very think to the palate - almost like Maple syrup. Flavours are mostly malt and nuts with an earth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. Roasted flavour, fruity finish. Good body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
After the Organic Pale Ale I was really looking forward to this one. Once again I really like the bottle. When poured it has a deep dark colour with only the slightest of glimmer when held up to the light. The head is good and lasting. I thought the nose was a little underdone for my expectation in that there are hints of nuttiness and maly but not as obvious as I would have thought. The flavour is equally lacking in depth and presence. There are some hops and roasted maltiness there but insufficient to meet expectations.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2005
500 ml bottle. Very dark brown, almost black beer with a ruby tint. Sweet nutty aroma, some herbal sweetness underneath. Some toasted caramel malts. Sweet malty flavour up front with a toast and coffee flavoured finish. No roastiness. A bit of earthy hop character toward the finish. Decent bitterness rounding off the finish. Very porter-like and a pretty solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2005
Absolutely opaque black with absolutely no head. Aroma is dominated by a kind of fruity coffee if that makes any sense. Flavour is very sweet with well roasted malt but not burnt, which is a good thing. Finish is a bit burnt and has a significant alcohol presence. This knocks things down a bit. Lightly carbonated with a very thick texture. Pretty good stuff except for the end which may be what lingers in the memory.


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