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St. Peter's Honey Porter - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Honey Porter

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 24.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-25-2003)
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mattguterres

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +54.8%

12-03-2012 03:11:08 | More by mattguterres
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brinch

Denmark

5/5  rDev +54.8%

03-16-2012 20:28:50 | More by brinch
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

11-08-2013 15:54:15 | More by dcmchew
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throop

Uganda

4.22/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy moly -- that's one bizarre beer. At first it smelled like roses, but then I realized it was the smell of honey, w/o the sweetness. Not bad -- I enjoyed drinking it -- but the novelty would wear off after a few. So floral -- it's like going to a wedding.

The label says "Contains honey flavouring." hidden in the middle of the narrative, so I wonder if it's an extract rather than real honey.

Also, my bottle (purchased in Mexico) is labeled 4.5% ABV, not 5.1%.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 03:56:54 | More by throop
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished deep brown, with a filmy head of just off-white bubbles. Nice thickness in the body: the carbonation stays static when it's swirled. Looks very tasty.

Holy crap, that's a hell of a nose. Deep sweet chocolate and light roasted characters with a heady, almost overpowering pot-pourri, lavender and marshmallow sweetness - like the most overwhelmingly floral honey. Incredibly unique. I'm not sure I've quite smelled a beer like it, and that has to be worth something.

Lots of chocolate on the palate too. Still very sweet, but with a pleasant dusty bitterness on the back to dry it out a little. Quite long on the palate, although the feel is a little thin.

To me, the aroma is easily the biggest attribute in this brew. It's terribly unique, but I hence find that it doesn't necessarily integrate very well with the rest. Still it's a very interesting beer, quite smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 08:33:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +23.8%

05-26-2014 14:04:48 | More by Gottesverachter
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THEMGG

Australia

4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours up a reddish/copper colour. Big foamy head, bubbles not very tight. Lacing is thin, uncharacteristic for a porter.

S - Crazy! Pure bee ass! The honey and flower aromas overpower all malts and hops, but I don't think thats a bad thing.

T - Exactly the same as the nose, the honey flavours are intense, with a long bitter finish. Malts are very backround, maybe a bit of crystal malt? Hops providing balanced bitterness and perhaps add to the flower aroma/taste. If I was a bee, I would be charged to the eyeballs on this stuff and probably be banished from the hive for making a pass at the queen in a drunken rage.

M - Mouthfeel is bit to crisp, I think it could use a bit of thickening up to really fit a porter style.

D - This is a one or two beer for me. I dig the strange flavours, but a session on this I couldn't do. Overall I think its a unique beer that should be given points for its originality.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 12:00:25 | More by THEMGG
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Matvei

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +23.8%

04-24-2014 03:44:41 | More by Matvei
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +23.8%

07-13-2013 07:34:20 | More by hansavijaticar
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +23.8%

01-03-2014 18:06:17 | More by Rumlibeers
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in St. Peter's trademark oval-shaped brown half-liter bottle with the very plain label. Honey is listed as an ingredient - duh! Best before Valentine's Day 2004, I couldn't wait that long. Mine popped open on 10/25/03.

Poured a dark brown hue with burgundy hints, rather like a cola. I was disturbed by the extreme lack of head. Despite dumping the last third of the bottle vertically into my glass, this brew could only just barely muster enough foam to cover the top of the glass. I must admit, though, that head retention was not bad, in the sense that the same film that formed at the pour was still around near the bottom of the glass. And there were spots of lace. Go figure.

The smell was very nice - strong caramel and sweet. The mouth was fairly flat and heavy. The taste was that of a strong porter, bordering on a stout. Roasted nuts and bitter chocolate featured in the opening, chased by a big hoppy bitterness in the finish. Can't say that I noticed much influence from the honey here. There was a bit of smokiness to the experience, and the taste was uncannily like a stout. Still, it was quite enjoyable, despite it's rather odd appearance.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2003 19:38:32 | More by Globetrotter
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juju7

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark burgundy, weakish head. Love the nose! Rich, dark toasty honey, molasses and burnt caramel. Nice. Body is a touch weak, little lacking in mid-palate but very tasty. Full bodied and plenty of personality. Honey? Check. Porter? Check. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 10:01:55 | More by juju7
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treque

Mexico

3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown hue tending to black with reddish tints. By serving a very creamy foam is generated with beige tones, with slow dissipation, residual. carbonation is constant & heavy made of tiny bubbles.

S: Excellent aroma and slightly honeyed toast and hints of coffee.

T: Bitter taste from start to finish, the ending is extended with a roasted bitterness and ending in subtle honeyed notes.

Medium body towards robust.
Recommendation: served with chocolate cake

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 22:41:34 | More by treque
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

AMERICAN? Porter?

From the bottle:
A traditional English porter finished with honey for a truly unique aroma. This is a famous old ale which has been handed down through generations. Brewed with skill and patience in Britain's finest small brewery.

4.5% ABV, Best Before 19APR06.

A: Dark ruby-brown, off-white/slightly-tan head (not much, but it leaves some wicked looking lace).

S: REALLY smells like honey (how do they do it?). Some fruityness from the British yeast, with a little roasted/nutty malt. Exceptional.

T: Bittersweet flavour. Dark fruit-bread, a little licorous & espresso. A bit of a let down.

M: Light to moderate body and carbonation. Slightly puckering & dry in the finish.

D: Alright.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2006 23:28:45 | More by Derek
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice ruby-black colour with thin head. Smell is odd: typical porter, with hints of honey and a malty flatness.

Taste is quite similar, with more emphasis on the honey with a trace of hops. A little thin and really not enough carbonation but still a good pint!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 03:51:19 | More by BDTyre
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast..

Poured a dark brown / black colour... Slightly off white head poured quite big but disappeared very quickly...

Aroma - Very noticable sweet honey, coffee, malts, spicy, peppery...

Taste – Aniseed, honey, chocolate, roasted malts...

Feel - Quite creamy, not as full bodied as i would have expected...

Overall - A pretty good honey porter. Not something i would want to drink a lot, but definitely worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 08:27:24 | More by mdagnew
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karait95

Mexico

3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second Honey Porter I have ever tried.

Great expectation about this one, not really impressive to the eye, great smell, good complex taste, good in general.

A: Pretty dark red color almost brown with a little one finger beige head that disappears really fast leaving no trace back.

S: Really deep Honey smell, sweet caramel, some fruits some chocolate, but natural honey is the predominant.

T: Bittersweet in general, complex honey - prunes flavor a little dry at the end.

M: Pleasant at the beginning but complex at the end make a good balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 02:36:22 | More by karait95
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark burgundy colour with a dusky brown tinge. Head is cream-coloured and fizzes up when moved, but mostly thin, just a bit of foam, and a bit of cloud on the top of the liquid. Seemed to have a quite thin meniscus when poured, which I loved. Looks thick, sticky and unique. Exactly what I was hoping for.

Nose is ridiculously sweet, such a rich syrupy honeycomb smell on that, blended with some mocha richness, chocolatey and honey-esque with a quite butterscotchy aroma as well, and also, I think lacqueredmouse is right - pot pourri. A lot of floral character on it. Insanely sweet, but pleasant.

More of a mustiness on the palate, along with a slight hint of a roasted malt bitterness. Floral elements with a bit of a nectar flavour on the front and back, a fair honeycomb lingering at behind the main palate throughout, and then a nice espresso bitterness on the finish, and a bit of an Irish cream flourish as well.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, with a little creaminess from the malt being nice, but not quite enough. It's suitable but not delicious.

Overall, the burnt character is ever-so-slight off-putting from what is otherwise an incredibly tasty after-dinner beer, but not enough to detract, really. Perfect for a pairing with a nice crème brulée or panna cotta.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 00:59:22 | More by laituegonflable
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NeoClassicist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-15-2013 21:16:30 | More by NeoClassicist
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cbiskit

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-21-2014 19:32:27 | More by cbiskit
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer looks and tastes like a classic English Porter with one
addition; honey. I tasted this brew with a creme brulee which picked up the subtle sweetness from the honey. The backbone was
dark roasted malts and coffee flavours but the overall effect was
a easy drinking porter that was very dessert friendly. Nothing mindblowing but a nice beer in all aspects.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2004 03:35:14 | More by canucklehead
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Arborescence

Finland

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-19-2012 23:12:54 | More by Arborescence
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bralex


3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2014 11:24:03 | More by bralex
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HamJam

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-28-2012 18:51:39 | More by HamJam
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Kirian

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2013 02:48:01 | More by Kirian
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St. Peter's Honey Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
76 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.