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


on tap

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RATINGS: 979   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5594) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2004
In my opinion, this porter is much underrated. Its a perfectly balanced porter. Well okay it is lacking a little complexness. Aroma is malty (roasted, coffee/chocolate). Hazy, brown-black coloured with a lasting brown, thin head. Taste is malty (roasted, coffee/some chocolate). Initially sweet. Quite bitter towards the finish. A bit a mixture between sticky and dry. Lekker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skrping, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
Bottle. Near black with small head. Coffee, liqoruice root, tobacco and especially smoked malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
(16.9 oz bottle, $4) This is my second try with this beer, as the first attempt a year and a half ago was extremely sour in the nose and flavor, and clearly a bad bottle, so lets try this again; The nose here smells lightly roasted, malty, slightly hoppy, but the key here is that it doesnt smell sour, so yippee!!! And nope, the flavor isnt sour either; Its dark roasted, almost burnt, and fairly bitter, with very little sweetness to it; The moderate smokiness easily jumps into prominence in the finish; The fairly dry palate is very thin and rather watery, very lightly carbonated, but with a somewhat soft mouthfeel; Medium brown color is lighter than most porters; I tried to pour a head on this beer, but the best I could get was some large bubbles, and Im left with a sheen within a few minutes; Despite the lack of head, those few bubbles actually produce some sporadic lacing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2004
Bottle. Pretty decent stuff. Nice soft almost oaty mouthfeel. Licorice and chocolate and of course roasted malt, soft, smooth, with some decent bitterness and som elight acidity. Pleasant porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2004
bottle. pours a brownish black with a tan head. semi sweet aroma that is nice. flavor is fruity and roasted. nice sour finish. this is the first beer with this blance of flavors ive had. not, bad, my buddy thought it was too sour, but i like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Bottle. Acrid taste with notes of grass and sourness. A little too sour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 12, 2004
Creamy, nutty, chocolatey aroma. Nice dark brown color with a light brown head. Nice mocha flavor, and like the aroma, there are hints of chocolate. The palate is somewhat thick and grainy feeling with a little bit of carbonation and a bitter aftertaste. Quite an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1774) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours brown, actually looks like Coke. The head quickly disappears. Aroma is mostly burnt malt, with some tobacco and nuts as well. Body is light and the taste is rather dry. Tastes include burnt malt, smoke and coffee. The burnt taste overwhelms both the aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 2, 2004
16.9 fl. oz./ 500 ml. green bottle. Shaped like an old time patent elixer medicine bottle. No freshness date seen, but a cryptic code seen on back label. Poured out a dark chocolate brown, with red highlights barely escaping the edges. Thin, soapy white head collapsed quickly, leaving a thin, soapy film on top of the beer. A little lacing along the sides of the glass. Aromas are of old dank, musty basement, oak barrel, pipe tobacco, subdued roastiness, some nuttiness also. Tastes are of mild malts, weak roastiness, and burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is weak bodied, and thin. No hops aromas, but a very slight bitterness, probably more from the malts than the hops. Not the best English beer I ever had. It needs more flavor, and more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bark (255) - Linkping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
Colour is black with a hint of brown-red. The foam is light brown with small bubbles, and it is fast dissolving. The smell is full of roasted malt, black coffee, cocoa and some bitter hops. The carbon dioxide is gentle, yet refreshing with very small bubbles. The taste is relatively mild and dry with a strong note of black coffee. At first, there is a rush of bitterness, and then a more balanced taste emerges with a taste of burned malt, coffee and cocoa. Conclusion: A well-crafted, dry porter.

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