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St. Peter's Cream Stout - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

935 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 34
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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Ratings: 935 | Reviews: 592
Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Very dark brown with a light brown head.

S: Old fruits, dark fruits, bread, coffee, chocolate, figs, sherry.

T: Chocolate, coffee, mild sweetness, dark fruits, mild acidity in the aftertaste. Also very mild hop in the aftertaste.

F: Medium body with low carbonation, you can feel the warmth of ethanol in the aftertaste too.

O: Good beer, I don´t like sweet beers and this is pretty drinkable for me.

Photo of Gilyano91
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

It's not so good like I want

Photo of gonzo000
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a deep brown color with a 2 finger head when poured into a pint glass. The head settles to a thin layer of foam that lasts. Thick lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell has a bit of a plastic tone, which Also appeared in the back half of the taste.

This taste is very good. The Malt shines through, but the plastic aftertaste was not overwhelming, but still unwelcome.

Very smooth on the mouthfeel. Silky smooth.

A very good stout.

Photo of The_Grantula
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff. Good English stout

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark black, with a creamy looking one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, vanilla, a bit of lactose, and strongly roasted malt.

This is less sweet and more roasty than I would expect out of a cream stout/milk stout. I get some chocolate, roasted malt, espresso, vanilla, dark fruits, and cherries, very slightly. It's a pretty full flavored stout for only 6.5% ABV.

As implied by the name, this is a pretty creamy stout, great mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation, and a medium sized body.

This is a pretty good English cream stout, I really enjoyed it. Cool looking bottle, too.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep black colour with a rocky beige head that had very low retention becoming a lace cover very quickly and leaving only a tiny ring of lace in the glass at the very end.

Smell - Coffee and chocolate dominate the aroma with some sweet toffee and vanilla. there is also light hops aroma and some earthy wood notes at the end.

Taste - Creamy and sweet with a pretty heavy coffee flavour bitter woody hop at the back end a light yeasty taste in the middle and some mild vanilla toffee sweetness underscoring the whole lot.

Mouthfeel - creamy and full with good drying linger. Lightly carbonated this beer has the mildest tingle that is almost invisible.

Overall - By and large I do like this beer and will buy it again. It started very well and the middle flagged a little before a very pleasing finish. This is an odd way to describe a beer and I have not had many beers that seemed to drink differently as the bottle goes down. It pares well with dried sausage and Gouda cheese.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%

A: Black with a nice beige head, like the crema on a good espresso. Goes down quickly though.
S: Peppy and very fudgy. Dried fruits.
T: Cor blimey, it's delicious! Like the nose it's Bassett's Refreshers peppy yet the mouthfeel is soothing and creamy. It's fairly sweet and full of coffee. Lots of warming alcohol in the finish. As it warms I get dried fruit and a subtle medicinal flavour. Also some chlorine but that's typical of stout. Even some earthiness in the finish. Bitterness to sweetness level is perfect.
O: I think St Peters make some of the best bottled beer in Britain.

Photo of xboxhueg
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

500ml bottle into a pint glass. (Dig the bottle)

Pours not quite jet black/inky, light gets through and shows a nice ruby red on the edges. About a finger of fluffy off white head that dissipates and leaves a thin film.

Get a lot of dark roasty notes on the smell, no real coffee/chocolate notes to speak of. Slight breadiness and maybe a twang of sourness.

Mouth feel is light to medium, good amount of carbonation for a stout, refreshing.

The taste is very reminiscent of Guinness to me, only better. Very roasty, slightly sweet no real hops to speak of. Any bitterness if any is coming from the dark roast. Faint hints of a dark chocolate but not much.

Overall- Not my favorite stout by far, but it's pretty good I wouldn't turn it down. I think there are better stouts for the money but definitely worth trying. Sidenote- I found myself not impressed what so ever when I first poured, got exponentially better as it warmed.

Photo of M_SRD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Ode to a Cream Stout: One downfall I noticed immediately was this beer isn't much of a stout, but good none the less! Strong malt and chocolate taste with a dry bitter finish, a great "dessert" beer to finish a meal.

Photo of Malt_Man
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Served cold from 500ml bottle into straight pint glass.

A) Black and opaque. Had a fairly lively tan head at first that disappeared quickly, leaving a thin film with a little lacing.

S) I drink stout cold, so not getting a lot. Smells fairly alcoholic, smells fairly light for a 6.5% stout (hey, that is strong in England!)

M) Light carbonation, in line with the norms of the style. Being cold it is fairly refreshing. Goes down very easy for 6.5%.

T) Very light for the strength. Slight coffee hints. No bitterness to speak off. Very light aftertaste. Just not a lot to write about.

O) In two minds on how to write this up. This is like a very good version of Guinness, with no real flaws. Goes down super easy. My criticism would be: does it have to be 6.5% to achieve that? Buy it if you are a general stout fan, you will enjoy it without being blown away. If you are an stout fan from England looking for our equivalent of Founders et al., this is nowhere near.

Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle.

Clear dark red-brown; nearly opaque. good head and lacing.

Aroma: complex and highly appealing. Approaches 9.

Flavor: mildly sweet; great balance; lingering taste of dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. No burnt elements.

Feel: medium body with good, low carbonation.

O: excellent.

Photo of Jetulio
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5oo ml bottle poured into Pint glass

Appearance: Black with a 2 fingers thick beige head.

Aroma: Toffeeand roasted malt, touch of chocolate.

Taste: Medium sweetness and low/medium bitterness with clasiical smoky notes.

Palate: Medium thickness and body, average carbonation, great balance between bitter and a chocolate malty finish.

Overall. excellent stout, every note fits perfectly with the others.

Photo of mjurney
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Black color. Thick creamy beige head.

Aroma:
Sweet, toffee, chocolate, fruity.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Toffee, burnt toast, a little roasted, fudge, molasses. Dark fruit, prune. Bitterness is very mild towards the end. Finish is sweet, slightly dry. Body is full, slick, smooth, a little warmth.

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

Photo of dacrza1
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: April 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: Guinness vintage tulip... OCCASION: celebrating a one-day work week! APPEARANCE: jet black body; pours a fizzy brown head that settles in a hurry; sporadically disperses and forms a thin brown line; lacing is thin as well (gets a bump for the bottle, a quaintly antique shape... AROMA: intense, lactic, almost pungent impact with charcoal, peat and chocolate--a swirl of stoutly aromas... PALATE: mildly smooth; a bit oily and liquidy; active and medium-bodied; a bit soda-esque, but not as creamy as hoped for...TASTE: vanilla and milk mix playfully on the tongue; peaty and a bit smoky too--more complex than expected... OVERALL: a working man's stout, brisk and flat and medium-bodied enough to command attention--a winner, but not among the immortals I've imbibed recently...

Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark body with just the faintest hints of ruby highlights coming through when held up to a light. Head is a finger of frothy dark tan foam. Quite appealing!

Smell: sweet aroma with a ton of toffee and caramel character; indeed, almost milky-sweet. There even seems to be mild fruity undertones -- not unlike Amarula. Quite good.

Taste: sweet, but with plenty of character. It reminds me of a nice Baltic porter; there's chocolate and roast, but also fruitiness, toffee and caramel. Definitely a winner!

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess. There's something a little grainy about the mouthfeel, too, but in general it's quite good.

Overall: a very pleasing milk stout. I'll definitely have this again.

Photo of Boggdogg
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - the only disappointing thing about this amazing beer is the head. Lol glad she's not my wife. Pours black color which is perfect but has a small creamy colored head with thin lacing.

S - sweet smelling beer like honey or molasses. Unique and very enjoyable odor.

T - wow. Wow. Very well crafted. I like my beer slightly more sweet than bitter and that is exactly what St. Peter's delivers. Sweet, sweet stout flavor.

M - full bodied as expected very smooth and not at all dry. Excellent.

O - world class beer. 2nd best beer I've had to date. Must try for any beer lover. A+

Photo of jucifer1818
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: This beer looks extremely black...not sure if it is "pitch black" or just "kinda black", but it looks dark enough to me. Exactly what it is I wanted my beer to look like after work. 4.5\5

Smell: This beer stumbles a bit with the smell. Their is too much esters...it comes off a bit too sweet smelling. I also get some green apple like smells. It needs a lot of malt and chocolate aroma in my opinion. However, the smell also has an extremely sweet and rich smell to it. Maybe my bottle is too old? maybe. But I still give it a 3.25\5

Taste: This beer has a lot of off flavors in it. Its obvious that it was fermented far too hot, as the esters that I smelled in the beer are very present in the flavor. despite this, the beer still has a decent heavy taste...but its off set a LOT by the surprising harshness of the beer. I cannot say that I am impressed. 2.75\5

Mouthfeel: This beer does get this right. The feel is heavy and hearty. 4\5

Overall: I was expecting lot more from this beer...and really, it did not deliver at all. I'm sorry to say it, but this beer is..well..kinda bad...but an enjoyable kind of bad. Its just slightly below average. Its obviates that their is a good beer here, but I cannot know for certain. I have no idea how long the beer was sitting on the shelf, so that might be it, but still, this reeks of bad brewing practice.

I give it a 2.75\5

Worth once MAYBE on sale, but still, kinda a bad beer. Il probably never try it again, and do not recommend it. Get double cream ale instead, its a far better made brew.

Photo of NRo
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Nice black body, thin tan head

Smell: smelled very boozy with a hint of chocolate

Taste: very bright, hoppy

Mouthfeel: thin but not bland, very smooth for smelling so boozy

Overall: This was my first cream stout, so I didn't know what to expect. It was a lot brighter and hoppier than any other stout I've had, but the tastes came together well, making it enjoyble to drink.

Photo of BeerWithMike
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampling right now on 1/25/14. Had this one a few times in the past and LOVE it! Single 550ml (16.9 ounce) bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooker and poured into a pint glass.

Pours almost black with just a tad of a beige head which leaves some spotty lacing. Perfect carbonation and not real 'fizzy', like I like them. Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. The taste is the about same and very easy to drink with NO bitter aftertaste. I simply LOVE this one! This is the best that it gets in my opinion. My favorite "Cream Stout" to date!

Photo of Or80rowley
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sitting out by fire @ hotel in San Antonio

A. Dark opaque, half finger kahki color head

S. Roasted marshmallow, coffee

T. Bitter coffee, coco, with a sweet malty aftertaste

M. Creamy, medium carbonation, smooth

O. Great beer, nice to mix it up

Photo of BierJager89
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a brown head.

S: Not much of a nose, just a touch of chocolate and malt.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate. Pretty good.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This review is old, so notes are pretty minimal. I do remember liking this a lot. Compared to a lot of other beers, it's definitely worth the $4 price tag. Try it if you can find it.

Photo of jwc1276
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass, I bought this beer to celebrate a special occasion, and was not disappointed.

Nice head that slowly diminished. Beer was pitch black.

I really liked this beer. Smell was not as strong as I expected given its opaque appearance.

Tasted very creamy and sweet, an ideal "dessert" beer.

Reminded me of an Irish beer I used to be able to find in the 90s. Can't remember then exact name, but it started with a W. Something like Warner's. It was a sad day when the nice man at the beer store told me they stopped making it. It was the first stout I had besides Guiness, and I thought it was amazing!

Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark chocolate brown color in a British pint glass with a 1/2 finger
head.

There is a good aroma to this stout-more than other beers I have tasted
in a similar style: fruit, licorice, malt. The aroma lingers throughout
the tasting.

The mouth feel is moderate- nicely complementing the style.

The taste is fruity-licorice, malty, with dark lightly bitter roasts in
the finish.

A very pleasant beer to drink- I'll be looking for more.

Photo of Daredevil
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

color: almost opaque charcoal

head: tiny and dissipating

nose: roasted malts, raisins,

taste: espresso, dark chocolate, great slightly spicy aftertaste of fruity bitterness

to me this a quite light imperial stout, very nice and pleasant, however not a match to e.g. Samuel Smith ...

Photo of MarkoNm
2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours with a dark brown almost black color and a very small off-color head. There's virtually no bubbles present. The aroma is very gentle, some malts and some alcohol aroma. The taste is contrary to expectations not very strong, pleasantly creamy with quite some roastiness and some little coffee. Due to lack of carbo it has a slightly stale feel, but it's very drinkable and enjoyable.

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St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.