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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

884 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 25
Gots: 27 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002)
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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!

BeerWithMike, Jan 25, 2014
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4.97/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved the flavor of the perfectly blended Fuggles and Challenger hops with a blend of 4 barley malts. Flavor and aroma seem to merge as I taste this dark cream stout. When I swallow this medium full mouth feel necter, it provides one of its best features- a bittersweet aftertaste. Some reviewers have described as woody, smokey, and/or roasted. However described - its awesome. Seems to finish so dry it should not be called a sweet stout. My 500 ml. "flask" bottle definately contained the right stuff! That is why it was a back to back gold medal winner in the I.B.C ('03 -'04).

karst, Jan 18, 2005
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4.93/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites beers; have a black color, putting it against the light, there's a reddish very dark color; thefoam is creamy and abundant, looks like ice cream with coke; the smell have essences of prunes, toast malts and blueberries; the taste is exquisite, it's smooth bitter with some coffee, chocolate and blueberries; the mouthfeel is like american coffee; have a great body, a creamy consistency and decent level of alcohol; very good to accompany cookies, and also to take it alone; if i was an english priest, i would always drink this beer.

roddwolff, Mar 08, 2009
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4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Oh. My. God. This brew is unbelievable.

Purchased for $4.15 a single at Martin Wine Cellar in Metairie, LA (brand new, never seen it before) and so glad I randomly chose to make a Stout expedition because this was amongst the best beers I've ever had.

Poured the brew from the 16.9 oz green bottle into a pint glass. The beer poured black as night with a quickly dissipating tan head that left no lacing.

The smell was potent; the dark chocolate smell is quite evident and it even smells like tannin, though that could very well just be the chocolate since the brew wasn't bitter as one would expect with the tannin smell. Roasted coffee and malts make an appearance as well, but the chocolate overrides everything.

Oh, the taste. This blend of roasted malts, chocolate, and burnt grain mix together beautifully and create the quintessential stout taste. There is a bit of a molasses and slight, slight, slight bitter tannin or licorice or something aftertaste with just a tad of hops to wash it down. Super complex and super delicious.

With almost no carbonation, the beer felt delicious on the palate. It lead to a tremendously drinkable brew where 16.9 oz wasn't nearly enough. Despite the jet-black appearance, it's neither thick nor heavy and goes down so smoothly. As I find it hard to say what the best beer I've ever had is between styles, I can without a doubt say that this is one of the single best beers I've ever had - certainly the best in this style - thus the high rating. Highly, highly recommended.

Ecliptica, Apr 21, 2008
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4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is by far one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of
drinking.
Start with the aroma...hints of mocha and coffee, subtle yet present.
It has the smooth, easy drinking texture quintessential to a cream stout, without being overly heavy. And then, the taste. Never being obnoxiously sweet, flavors
reveal themselves subtely and eloquently...with hints of cocoa, expresso, and cream working themselves ever so lovingly over your
tongue. Very drinkable, all in all, and were it not for the price ($6 dollars/btl), I feel like this would make an easy session beer.
In my opinion, among the very best in character, flavor, and drinkability.

spk154, Sep 21, 2006
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4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Where has this beer been all my life? I just recently discovered St. Peter's Cream Stout and thank (insert deity) I did.

Poured in the glass with minimal head. This beer absorbed light like a black hole. Dark chocolate and coffee aromas and taste. Nice mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. VERY delicious and VERY drinkable.

A very tasty beer that I plan to do a homebrew knockoff of very soon.

trinitone, Oct 11, 2006
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4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I got this at a German Restaurant in a mall down in Greensboro, NC. Wow, this was tasty. Poured a beautiful dark color with a head that disappeared quickly but left a nice lacing. This tasted wonderful with just the right mix of chocolate, coffee flavor. It finished well and had a little bit of a crisp finish.

I loved this so much I had to go get another bottle! I would definately get this wonderful stout cream again!

likethetaste, Nov 24, 2008
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4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep black with very little head. kind of strange looking

smells deeply of chocolate. subtle coffee in there too

taste is nice full flavored dark chocolate. a bit of a coffee twang to it too. nice and roasty tasting. one of the better tasting stouts i've tried lately.

mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. it has a refreshing bite on the finish too though.

all in all i highly recommend this to stout lovers.

JasonCoop, Feb 01, 2007
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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep, dark brown into a Fullers pint glass. Rocky brown head sits atop it. Bitter chocolate, coffee, and caramel are all present in the nose.

Unlike many "sweet stouts" I've had, this one is not sweet at all, and I love it. Bittersweet German chocolate, English hops, and coffee beans all create a wonderfully full and bitter flavor. Don't get me wrong, there is a bit of sweet toasted malts here as well, but it certainly doesn't overtake what is a kickass English stout. Forget those overhopped American stouts; this one shows how to properly give a stout some bite. I really liked this beer and would recommend it highly.

BBM, May 31, 2008
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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a frothy light mocha head over a black body. Head recedes fairly quickly leaving meagre lace. Smells of roasted nuts, sweet milk chocolate and caramel malt. Super creamy mouthfeel out of the starting gate. Flavors of espresso and chocolate, balanced with a substantial malt sweetness and British minerals make for a well rounded brew. Mild bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation. As noted above, smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Several different flavors that are clearly distinguishable but in perfect concert with each other. A well crafted and satisfying brew.

Shovelbum, Feb 09, 2006
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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle of this fine stuff recently and was impressed overall. Nice presentation. It's tough to toss up an incredibly huge head, even with a reckless pour.

Wonderful stout nose, fantastic color. No light can shine through this. Very light on the carbonation, which adds a lot to the drinkability. This has a rich mouthfeel, very filling on the palate, but it's also quite liquid. Not too thick or heavy, given its full body. A little more complexity would be welcome, but the depth of flavor is still there.

This is an all-day beer. A great brew.

MrBen, Dec 03, 2004
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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours really dark and opaque with a tiny strip of russet brown highlight at the bottom of my imperial pint glass. very attractive head is a dark tan cappuccino color and has that old indescribable roasted malt and plenty of hops look that is so hard to describe. foam retention and lace are both more than satisfactory.

S- deeply roasted and nutty, caramel, lactose tartness, raisin, prune, grape, currant, cedar, sandalwood, burnt grapefruit, toffee, walnut, damp old log, soil, stone, cocoa, coffee, mineral water. *no alcohol aroma is evident until near the end of the glass. see below.

T- bittersweet and exceptionally balanced. after the first impression of cocoa, coffee and milk chocolate, the malt flavors give way to reveal a taste of clean hard water before a satisfying somewhat piney earthy and herbal bitter hop finish accented by some more roasted malt. notes of multiple dark squishy and dried fruits and nuts come to mind all soaked in coffee with a pinch of cinnamon and dark brown sugar. raisin, date, prune, oak, hazelnut, walnut, a resurging sweetness, and a roasted bitter finish.

MF- huge soft body, like melted chocolate, and tight carbonation that falls somewhere between medium and low in zestiness. goes down without effort for such a voluminous creamy brew and encompasses one of those odd characteristics of sweeter style stouts to be thirst quenching and overly drinkable, pushing it to the limit.

D- goes somethin like this: it's 4am, ready for bed, havin a beer right quick, then i'm out. i figured this one would be bout 4.2-5.0% abv and there was no evidence of alcohol in the aroma or flavor so i just keep chuggin away then i look at their website and see this bad boy is 6.5% and the beer's gettin warmed up by now and i get a whiff of alcohol and my thoughts are beginning to wander and i'm writing meaningless shit like this. the point i'm trying to make is that this is a big brew in every category and it drinks like a guinness or something much less potent. went down so easily that i could easily get into trouble easily after a few pints of this potion, easily. see, i'm already being obnoxious. nite.

hustlesworth, Aug 03, 2010
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St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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