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

St. Peter's Cream StoutSt. Peter's Cream Stout

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very good

819 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%

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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Photo of oline73


3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an almost opaque dark brown with just a layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Mildly sweet roast with a creaminess to the sweet smell. Some caramel and dark fruit mixed in.

Taste: The roast is a tad more bitter than the smell would have suggested. The creamy sweetness is there, but the roast kind of overpowers it.

Mouthfeel: Just on the thick side of medium with very mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not a bad stout, but I would have liked the taste to be smoother.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:19:45 | More by oline73
Photo of PeeWee8


3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark coffee like appearance. Served in classy looking pseudo wine bottle. Slight lacing to it. The name is emblazoned on the bottle. Nice touch. Very nice head from the bottle.

S: a bit like taffee. Noticeable hints of chocolate to it. Welcoming and grabs your attention.

T: delicious. Slight coffee but not overpowering, smooth and full chocolate taste. Very enjoyable.

M: crisp taste at first, fades smoothly on tongue and leaves mouth with sensation of biting into a good piece of dark hersheys. Leaves warm and desirable feeling on tongue. Asks for repeat performance.
O: a good choice overall. I selected it randomly after seeing it on menu and checking reviews here. Very tasty. Enjoyed it as after dinner treat with my buddy at local pub. Would recommend for someone looking for a flavorfull beer that won't overwhelm the taste buds. Really liked how it meshed well as night was winding down.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 05:29:09 | More by PeeWee8
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears a deep, dark brown with a lasting beige head. The aroma brings a light roast, chocolates, English malts. I have always enjoyed this beer. I haven't had it in a while, and I am reminded how much I like it. Silky smooth and creamy feel. Chocolate and a delicate roast character, finishing with a milk chocolate creaminess. Lingering notes of chocolate and mild bittering hops. Light bodied and remarkably easy to drink, though I am a huge fan of this style. Overall, a solid beer to which I will return.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 00:24:42 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of SolipsismalCat


3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Samuel Adams Cream Stout.

A: Dark brown/black with a one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Roasted malt and chocolate.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Cream-soda-like taste. I taste milk, cream, and chocolate more than roasted coffee, which is good.

M: Medium bodied with soft/fizzy carbonation. Smooth, but not too smooth. Could be creamier.

O: This is an above average cream/milk stout, and I love the bottle, but I did like the Sam Adams one better. Areas for improvement are the head and the mouthfeel. Still, a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:38:44 | More by SolipsismalCat
Photo of Mosstrooper


4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 330ml Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours dark cola in color with a large brownish head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind thick spots of lace.

Smell: Sweet milky chocolate with a roasted background and a touch of fruit.

Taste: Begins with sweet chocolate before slowly rounding out to roasted malt flavors before finishing with a full on coffee bitterness that still hints at milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Fuller, slick body with a pleasant bite of carbonation and a milky, sticky finish.

Overall: A very good beer overall. A good after dinner beer or a nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 04:12:18 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of Hex92


3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a pretty fast beer, with a nice smooth creamy taste. Picked it up due to the cool bottle and I am glad I did...

T- chocolate is the biggest flavor and then sweet malts
M- very little carbonation. Almost flat, but I do lime the overall mouth feel.
S- sweet chocolate smell

Overall good beer. I will pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 03:56:30 | More by Hex92
Photo of mustang70


4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a Guinness pint glass. serving temp 48°f

A. it pours a deep brown nearly black color. produces a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing.

S. roasted malts, coffee, some sweet chocolate. the smell is pleasing.

T. it is slightly bitter at first then gets sweet as it goes down. I am getting bakers chocolate, roasted malts, and cream.

M. it is pretty light for a stout, but I am new to cream stouts. it has a very creamy-frothy feel to it. very pleasant.

O. I really enjoyed this beer. as I said I am new to cream stouts, but I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:59:42 | More by mustang70
Photo of airforbes1

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with a thick, beige head that doesn't stick around for as long as I'd like, but overall the appearance is solid. The aroma has overtones of roasted malt and plum.

To me, it tastes like baker's chocolate mixed with skimmed milk. It's bitter for a "sweet" stout and I wouldn't describe it as particularly creamy in taste. I will say it has a creamy, viscous mouthfeel.

This is a difficult beer for me to rate because it's flavorful and because I find it enjoyable, but it wasn't what I was expecting for a cream stout. It still holds up well for a stout, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:16:30 | More by airforbes1
Photo of tlazaroff


3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown with red highlights where it lets the light through. Nice light tan head.
S: Sweet roasted character on the nose.
T: Has a sweet taste, almost like a milk stout. It is creamy with nice earthy hop flavor and obvious roasted malt goodness.
M: Creamy, smooth, low carbonation
D: I don't know the ABV but this is surprisingly quaffable, even though a bit rich.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 23:32:48 | More by tlazaroff
Photo of bobhits


3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I keep hearing good things about this one so I had to give it a try.

Pours dark dark brown with a good bit of dense head. I didn't note much lace but very thick and large.

Sweet hints of lactose are here, but I'm picking up an awful lot of hops, almost wondering why the beer is called a cream stout.

The flavor starts out a bit too englishy and earthy. As it warms and breaths it turns to a very citrus hop flavor with a nice coffee/dark chocolate flavor. I'm not generally a fan of the english beers, but this one seems to hit a nice place.

Creamy and with a good mouth feel.

I like this one enough to drink it on tap or for less than the 4.99 I spent on it. I don't think this is really a go to beer and perhaps it isn't meant to be. It is a good example of english flavors in a tout for the American who's not given beers from the other side of the pond a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 20:43:31 | More by bobhits
Photo of Chaz


3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an inky-black to the casual observer, it's closer to a copper-tinged cola color when held to direct light. Either way, it looks a little bit mysterious and murky poured from 'the ol' medicine bottle'. Head is on the darker side of tan, and brown-tan, slightly rocky, and falls pretty fast leaving the barest touch of lace.

Smells almost medicinal, but with a touch of vanilla and sweet malt. Plummy... definitely smells sweet, with little to no bitterness and no hop presence to speak of. Notes of cocoa and molasses as well - above average for the style, I'd say.

The taste is bittersweet, lightly sour-tangy but with loads of sweet malt character and notes of cocoa, dark fruit (plum, prune), and light vanilla. Just a bit of warming alcohol feel (6.5% is strong for a British beer, no?)

Mouthfeel is lighter, with some scrubbing carbonation. Fairly average for the style, though with the strength and the lightness it give me the impression of 'dangerously drinkable'.

Overall it's quite nice -better than average for the style at the very least- and a nice sort of benchmark for the style, if you ask me. My significant other likes it as well - she loves stouts!

Two Stories: This one is just about the closest thing I can recall to the old flavor of Watney's Cream Stout. Granted, BeerAdvocate users in the U.K. are far less charitable to that defunct brewery than us gits across the pond, but there it is: this one brings that old favorite of mine nonetheless.

When I worked retail I had a guy who'd come and buy this one three cases at a time, cleaning us out with each visit! He rarely bought anything else. He later ended up as a neighbor, and I discovered that he rarely drank alcoholic beverages of any kind!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 04:05:06 | More by Chaz
Photo of fezmeister


4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not like sweet beer. But this one manages to come off as slightly sweet but not at all sticky, with a nice dry finish. All at once pleasant Fuggles bitterness with a lush creamy chocolate flavor and mouthfeel. Mostly roasty malt in the nose, which is strong in the flavor profile along with the milk chocolate. Vague toffee; I got much less coffee than most other tasters. Not complicated or overly busy, just smooth and delicious. Highly recommended as liquid dessert!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 03:41:54 | More by fezmeister
Photo of EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark blacker than black body with creme caramel coloured healthy head that laces nicely.

The aroma is fantastic, a confectioners dream liquorice, bonfire toffee, clotted cream fudge.

This sweet shop fantasy goes through to the flavour with bitter coffee to balance the dark candy fantasia with a creamy finish.

Rich and a little naughty I guess but not the icky treat your nose prepares you for, seven thumbs up

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 22:28:36 | More by EmperorBevis
Photo of imasloth


2.3/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pitch black with a tan head. Small head on a hard pour and that disappears quickly. Nothing special.

S- Sweet anise and a medicinal flavor. I like neither.

T- Ugh ... first sip I got all anise and a buttery (diacetyl) finish. Let it warm a bit ... Nope, not getting better.

M- Quite thin for such a dark beer, especially a stout. Not much mouthfeel to note.

O- I am not digging this beer- It's like drinking liquid licorice to me and I don't like licorice.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 03:26:01 | More by imasloth
Photo of jsulko


3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a dark black with a small amount of slightly brownish head

Smell is slightly sweet with a slightly funky ending aroma.

Taste is bitter coffee / choocolate with some of the milk stout characteristics. Ending with a bitter chocolate note

Not a beer I cared for. Surprising since I did like it at a tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 03:52:09 | More by jsulko
Photo of TheDinger

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Deep brown/mahogony, very close to black. Small 1 finger head that vanishes quickly with some okay spot lacing. Smell is coffee and sweet milk/sugar. Falls in line with a milk stout with some dark chocolate coming through on the end. Some fig notes as well, nice complex taste. Feel is of silk and cream. Iced coffee with a mild hint of carbonation. Good, medium mouthfeel to add to the great smooth taste. Overall- Wow, really a surprise. A very good milk stout with complex flavors and great feel. Not quite a session beer, but could drink a few without a problem. Nice body and a solid all around effort. Very tasty-

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 01:46:21 | More by TheDinger
Photo of fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Nonic glass.

Appearance: A fairly large off-white head cascades quickly and settles not long after. The beer is deep brown, with a beautiful streak of ruby red when held up to light (also visible around the edges of the glass). Pretty good lacing.

Smell: Unmistakably a milk stout -- lactose up front, but a teensie bit unpleasant. Milk chocolate in the background is much nicer. No hops that I can detect.

Taste: Follows the nose. Lactose and cocoa are the dominant flavors. A bit of herbal hops on the finish. Sweetish, but the flavors are muted.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, almost chewy. Some good sugary coating in the front of the mouth, dryer in back. Light carbonation.

Overall: Maybe I'm spoiled by American stouts, but I was expecting a little more punch. It's good, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 00:31:31 | More by fountainofyouth
Photo of GallowsThief


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Black with no light coming through. Big finger of creamy tan head that stayed around a bit and left a nice cover. Nice lacing.

S – Slight cocoa scent, mocha and a hint of bitterness.

T – Just a hint of a dark chocolate taste. Coffee as well. Has a fairly bitter bite to it and is slightly acidic. Definite roasty malts. Tastes like malted milks balls with an edge. You feel just a slight alcohol warming at the end.

M – Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Definitely a creamy brew as advertised.

O – Not too bad at all. I like the tastes and flavors but would love them to jump out a bit more but definitely tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:08:43 | More by GallowsThief
Photo of Infamous7100


3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black, opaque, very thin, tan head. No hints of lacing.
S: sweet with a bit of roasted malt. Chocolate and some coffee.
T: nice notes of dark chocoalte and some muted boozy flavor. The roasted malts come through toward the back, as do the balancing hops. Its sweet, but a slighty bitter finish that is appropriate.
M: creamy, milky and not nearly as full bodied as I expected. A tad sticky.
O: this brew does nothing great but everything well. Its solid all the way around and a very nice value. Will have it again as I would deem it sessionable, affordable and of good quality.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 22:13:35 | More by Infamous7100
Photo of dansmcd


4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Big, creamy tan head. Jet black all the way to the edges of the glass. Let down only by its low profile lacing.

S - Roasted malt, fuggles, herbs.

T - Roasted malt, chocolate, smooth cream, toffee, slight coffee. Not very complex but delicious.

M - Perfectly full, smooth, creamy body.

O - Not the most multi-dimensional beer out there, but very sessionable and just a great drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 00:38:30 | More by dansmcd
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The regular 500ml olive green bottle, best before I know not.

Poured into a vase shaped pint glass, badged by 'Old Speckled Hen'. The body is blackcurrent red with a good foaming crown of tight bubbles, tan in hue. The head stayed throughout the tasting and helped to give the beer a steady, well carbonated look.

Intense treacle, banana and vanille aromas, thought it was Hefe-Weiss like at first, wasn't expecting that. Chocolate and coffee aromas turned up as the beer warmed, but not completely taking away the banana/treacle milk shake smell I found straight after the pour.

Very smooth and creamy. Toffee also appeared during the tasting to add an extra dimension and make it even sweeter than it already seemed.

A lot going on in this stout, too much for me to be honest, boardering on sickly sweet and just a little to creamy for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 20:24:48 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of adam42381


4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 9/24/11.

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a coffee black with brown edges and a 1 finger creamy light tan head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet cream, sweet malt, toffee and a touch of coffee. Very sweet. Smells absolutely perfect.

Taste: Vanilla and sweet malt up front followed by coffee in the middle before ending with a touch of bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability. You could drink a few on a cool evening.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. This is the best cream stout I've ever had. I highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 16:15:29 | More by adam42381
Photo of weller1js

West Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: pours a heavy dark brown, well-carbonated with 1-2 finger-thick bubbly-foamy tan head, dissipating into a more creamy lacing; vibrant orange is notable at edges when held to light; no noticable thickness or film in the movement.

smell: light roasted notes that mesh with crisp, sweet notes of toffee and milk.

taste: begins with a sweet maltiness, with roasted notes presenting themselves with bitter hop notes with a light burn that persists through the finish, although the undertones of the finish are creamy and sweet.

mouthfeel: creamy silkiness and burn of malts and bitter hops are noteworthy.

overall: prime example of a cream stout, no attributes are forced with a good progression and decent mouthfeel despite a notable thickness.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 01:04:35 | More by weller1js
Photo of chocosushi


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

6oz->Sam Smith
A ~ Pours blackish brown with partial lacing. Not much carb.

S ~ Caramelized malts, soil, bit of hardwater (metal)

T ~ Roasted malt, Stale Chocolate Cake, Milk sugar..touch of raisin bread.

M ~ Never too sweet which is very refreshing. Spritzy at first in terms of carb, but Sadly the finish is rather flat.

D ~ Not a bad Milk/Cream/Sweet Stout by any means. Just average; it is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 17:25:11 | More by chocosushi
Photo of mdcrouser


3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep black, with limited head that is reduced to a mere dusty tan fuzz.

Some chocolate, coffee beans and mild hoppy freshness. Seems fairly reduced though.

Tart breakfasty coffee, dark juicy berries and even the bitter sweetness like you'd associate with chocolate syrup. The hoppiness comes through at the close, with just a hint of greenery and oiliness.

I kept wishing for more creaminess in the body here - it just doesn't stand out to me though, being somewhat thin, reminding me a bit of a homebrew.

Nice enough, but nothing outstanding here - move along.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 03:40:56 | More by mdcrouser
St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.