Ernest (7862) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
is black (non-opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa powder, mild coffee), with notes of chalk and sour milk. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. Rather sour, as with the porter, and quite chalky/powdery too. Not very good.
Pepper in the chocolate!!…Pepper in the chocolate!!…My nose is full of it…This overwhelming smoky dash in the nostrils easily topples its taste…Light in the palate, but a surge to the nose… Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 Very good coffeish chocolate aroma. The taste and finish is a bit too thin and bitter. Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2002
The worst chocolate beer i've had. Not as good as Young's and Bredaryds. ... pilsnerrogge (3006) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2002
Fullbodied, very roasty. Enjoy it slowly....................................
pivo (2688) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2002
Sweet molasses nose that leads to a chocolate, roasted malt taste. Thick. Metallic quality, but overall well-balanced, smooth and enjoyable. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Nose coffee and milkchocolaty. Black with little head. Tastes a little bit smokey but very light aftertaste. Nice light balanced beer!! joet (2672) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Incredible roasty nose that is much more articulate than most but difficult for me to translate. It doesn't lend itself easily to coffeee or cocoa analogies -- it's very purely roasty with room for some coal and tobacco edges. Creamy without overdoing it with nitro. Some bitter cocoa in the finish. There hops all voer this brew though I wouldn't guess the IBUs are greater than 30. Thankfully, no soft (oxidized) hopping spoils the beer's incredible brightness. maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 30, 2002
St. Peter’s Cream Stout pours to a very dark chocolate / deep red-brown color that is virtually opaque to light. The head that is produced on a straight pour into a glass is very thin and brown in color. This beer has a very strong licorice (anise oil) scent in the nose. The mouthfeel is chalky, silty -- kind of like Turkish coffee, and the drink finishes with an oily, almost fishy taste. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2002
I was a bit put off by this new English brewery's commercialism and marketing ploys (see their website for their story, here is one quote from it -'My experience is in marketing and branding, not in brewing.' ). But this cream stout is excellent, it is dry for a cream stout, not too coffee/chocolatey, and has a nice appearance with an excellent brown head. I've had their Old World Porter also, and it is very good too (will be reviewing).