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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.

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2.9
   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.

4.1
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1767) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
A Stygian hued brew, with a short, but sweet, cream-colored head. Aroma is a delicious jolt of cocoa and coffee. I should put my face in this beers nose every morning, in lieu of my regular pot of java! Other flavors add to the complex profile: molasses, dark rum, a hint of anise. Much more headiness in aroma than the typical porter. How does it taste? Rich, deep, full of texture. Surprisingly less bitter on palate than Id expect from so dark an aroma. Very smooth. Full malt, just-right hops. This brew is a meal unto itself. Texture got a little thin at the end, dont know what happened there. But I liked it, I really liked it. Felt much different from the normal porter, or even the above average porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2004. Dark ruby red with a very small head. Hoppy, somewhat smoky aroma. Chocolate malts battle it out with oily hops in the flavor. Decent, but not fantastic by any means.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown see through color. Small but pretty and soapy head. Aroma is serious chocolate. Flavor is chocolate and coffee, but not as strong as the aroma would suggest. It actually has a rather light palate. Fairly dry at the end, but not overly so. Fairly good. I am impressed with the cask conditioning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12151) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 9, 2004
very dark-brown colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, roasted coffeish aroma, chocolate, sweet and oily, the finish is slightly dry and bitter with long and subtle chocolatey notes - mmmmhh this is good !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Dark brown. Some burgundy colors at the edge of the glass. Light tan head. Creamy nose, caramel, toffee and milk chocolate nose. Medium bodied, with a light ash tray flavor, with an aged quality along with the regular creamy malts. OK at best... flavor is overall very sour and lactic.


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