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

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601 Reviews
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Reviews: 601
Hads: 981
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 38
Gots: 79 | 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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Photo of jucifer1818
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of NRo
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
5/5  rDev +29.2%
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!

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Photo of Or80rowley
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of BierJager89
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of jwc1276
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

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Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
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

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.

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Photo of Daredevil
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
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 ...

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
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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Photo of flyingpig
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle from Utobeers, London (£3.20):
Black with a thin, bubbly tan head that stays as a thin lacing on top of the beer for much the duration.

Sweet smelling, almost like a foreign extra stout with a mix of barely and some really strong, dark fruits coming through and a very noticeable alcohol aroma too. Quite strong on the nose.

Very sweet with hints of alcohol laced through it and a few darker fruits and sugar. Roasted malts & some milk chocolate that stop the beer seeming too dark. I could detect a hint of coffee and some further chocolate that is a little darker this time around but to be honest it is too much like a foreign extra stout for my liking.

Smooth and light-medium with slightly warming alcohol burn and a bittersweet feel throughout. Soft and carbonation is about medium and very slightly creamy.

Almost like a Foreign Export Stout. Sweet and laced with more alcohol than anticipated. The mouthfeel was pretty good and the taste was certainly one that grew on me although it's unlikely I'll pick this one up again.

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Photo of tmm313
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pretty much pitch black. Mahogany around the edges. Poured a nice creamy 2 finger head. Good lacing.

S- Smells more fruity than anything else. Its like a mix of grape, blueberry, raspberry, and a hint of orange over a chocolaty, bready malts.

T- On the lighter side. Dark fruits, bready malts, and dark chocolate washes into light coffee, earthy hop, and a touch of spice.

M- Medium-light body. Not especially creamy or silky. Lightly drying.

O- This was one of my first favorite Stouts. That's probably because it was on the lighter side and leaned to the sweeter side of things. Today, I see it more as a summer-time Stout. Fruity and light; I can definitely envision drinking during a BBQ cookout.

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Photo of RyanRiddell
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Actually the first beer I bought to bring home some 3 days after my 21st birthday. No particular draw, just judging a book by its cover. Clean design, green medicine bottle.

Black pour, dark brown head, light lacing, light carbonation.

Musky, bitter, dark chocolate taste.

Not as consistent or smooth and I hoped for, but a fair experience. I will probably give it another good try when I'm in the mood for a stout while not being adventurous enough to try something new.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char aromas. There is also a bit of a soy sauce aroma that comes out as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with bittersweet cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a solid roasty and cocoa presence that is slightly better in the smell.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, (1 pint 0.9 fl oz.) with no apparent bottled on date present. My second beer from St. Peter's Brewery, following St. Peter's Old-Style Porter. Expectations are slightly above average.

Poured into a clear snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark cola / mahogany brown body with about two fingers of mocha head. Some ruby highlights when held to the light. About average for the style.

S - Smell is of cocoa, coffee, some alcohol phenols / solvent, hint of lactose, and some dark red fruits, raisins, figs, and some well water. Dark chocolate covered fruitiness really begins to emerge as the beer warms.

T - Taste is of powdery cocoa, chocolate, dark malt roast, hint of spice, and dark fruit: raisins, figs, cherries. A bit of fruit sugar tartness on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Good carbonation with a sticky mineral / well water finish. Ideal carbonation.

Overall, a fine stout from St. Peter's. I enjoy the classic flavor and simplicity of these beers, they remind me a bit of Samuel Smith's beers, which is also from the United Kingdom. I look forward to trying more of these.

St. Peter's Cream Stout ---4/5.

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Photo of BWED
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle poured into a pint.

A- Black, with some red highlight. Head pours light brown at a 1/2 finger. No lacing.

S- Dark roast combined with some sweetness. Cocoa.

T- Sweet burnt cocoa. Cocoa bitterness balances it out.

M- Full body, sweet with a creamy finish. Bit of a bitter finish.

O- A solid stout. Not too sweet. Not too dry. Nice creaminess as well.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and just a whisp of lacing is left.

3.25 S: The nose is subtle on this one. Moderate roastiness, light chocolate and caramel, and a touch of tangy lactose. Hints of coffee underneath.

3.5 T: The taste has a lot more power. Moderate roastiness with chocolate and caramel. Decidedly grainy maltiness and some mineral.

3.75 M: Medium body. Thick, starchy chewiness. Good moderate carbonation with a light creaminess.

3.5 D: Good beer, but I rather like St. P's other offerings more.

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Photo of TeamMathis
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black. Leaves a dark lace head.
Smell: Light roasted coffee and chocolate.
Taste: Some coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Small alcoholic aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and moderate carbonation.

This is really a creamy delight. The nice taste of roasted coffee and chocolate coats the tongue. It's an excellent milk stout. I would get this again.

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Photo of Brenden
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown in color, thick but not imperial stout thick, this beer has the appropriate look for a cream stout. A light brown head is dense and craggy, shows good retention as it sits at 3/4 finger for almost an entire meal, and leaves excellent patchy lacing. This has a solid look to it.
The nose gives off light roast, an earthy touch, a bit of vanilla, and a touch of something like tobacco.
A pleasant minerality and a light metallic touch to the earthiness are not unexpected given the use of what I assume are solely English hops and malt varieties. There's a mild but flavorful roast with the same vanilla-like sweetness. There's not the remotest hint of anything acrid or harsh, and there's something I hesitate to call smoky but is reminiscent of the taste.
This is a remarkably smooth beer. Creamy, silky and velvety, the only offense any beer lover could find is that they might expect more body in a stout. The thing is, this is a full-bodied beer. If you want to be destroyed, pick up a properly made RIS, but it's no real shortcoming here.

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Photo of Dope
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No bottle date that I can find, might be at least a year old though.

A: Pours dark brown with a big fluffy and effervescent light brown head. Head fades at a moderate pace, leaving very little lacing, just a little dots of fluff here and there.

S: Lots of sweet cream. A little bit of chocolate. Very mild.

T: Lots of cream and a little milk chocolate. Sweetness drops away, leaving a sort of acrid, bitter chocolate and char in the finish. Quite dry in the finish.

M: Fairly thin, not nearly as creamy as I was expecting.

O: Kind of a plain cream stout. Not as creamy as I'd like, and not nearly enough roasted malt to back it up. Just kinda meh all around.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

St. Peter's Cream Stout has a very thick, frothy, tan head, a very dark brown appearance (ruby, under direct sunlight), and some good lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweetness, molasses, toffee, and dark bread crust. Taste is of sweet, dark, black bread crust, roastedness, some charcoal, sugar, cream, and dark bread dough, with an underlying and not weak bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and St. Peter's Cream Stout finishes dry, bitter, sweet, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful beer, and I highly recommend it.


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Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep deep mahogany with good clarity it looks. Tan head. Milk chocolate sweetness on the nose with good roast character.

Rich creamy body but with lively carbonation as well. Lactic sweetness throughout with sweet Chocolate notes and Nutella and grainy toasted biscuit. Finishes with a roast and coffee bitterness. Smooth and nicely balance, not overly sweet with a unique body, I like it.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly black with ruby highlights and a sparse, khaki colored head. Aroma is mild and roasty with a hint of chocolate and alcohol. Roasted malt dominates the flavor profile, but the character is not particularly like coffee or chocolate--just a general roasted flavor. Lactose comes through a bit in the finish and moreso as the beer warms. Some alcoholic warmth is also noticeable, but it's not especially strong. Hop flavor is fairly mild, just enough to lend some balance. Carbonation feels a shade higher than necessary for the style, and the body could be a little fuller. With that said, this remains a safe and drinkable English stout.

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to get me a pre-CHRISTmas beer to mark a job re-assignment

poured from the pint bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A thick creamy tan head that settles fast and leaves nearly ZERO lacing . This brew is all but opaque.

S: sweet burnt molasses.

T: bitter burnt notes - much less sweet on the tongue than on the nose.

M: a bit light on the body - carb is just right for the style.

D heavy but nice, definitely up to snuff as they say.fast

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Photo of Geegmasta
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance- Pours super dark and at first glance seems black as night but hold it up to a light and you notice some light coming through as a very saturated red/brown. Head was negligible as it was so small. Bubbles slowly rise from the abyss and keep the surface moving.

Smell- Smells sweet, almost like a dark chocolate with some hint of alcohol to it. There's something almost fruity about the sweetness too, I'm picking up a raisin scent.

Taste- Comes on sweet with a bitter snap afterwards. Definitely tasting mild dark chocolate flavor and some grape/raisin-ness too. It finishes with flavors of roast malts and leaves a smokey aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- More carbonation than I would have imagined which tingles in the mouth and lingers as bubbles slowly escape from the liquid being absorbed and swallowed. Has a medium body.

Overall- Not a bad brew but calling it a cream stout is a bit misleading in my opinion. It's more of a dark ale with hints of chocolate and fruit. It is fairly on the sweet side but not in a creamy sense. I almost don't know what to say about it, almost reminds me of a wine.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark black, nearly opaque. Thick and foamy dark tan head with good retention and just a bit of lace

S- intense smoked malts with some dark chocolate and licorice, almost picking up a charred whisky-like aroma

T- roasted malts with a smoky bitterness. Flavors of bitter-sweet chocolate, charcoal, butterscotch, and a bit if sweet milk-like sweetness. Finishes slightly sweet with a smoky malt finish.

M- very light carbonation, medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Seems like it needs just a bit more carbonation to give it a bite.

O- overall an enjoyable brew. Smoky yet sweet with a bitter chocolaty finish. My only complaint was the mouthfeel was a little off for me.

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St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.