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

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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 23
Gots: 25 | 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.

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3.9/5  rDev +1%

0.5L bottle poured into an Imperial pint.

A - Opaque black with a half-inch dense, tan head.

S - Chocolate, vanillin, faint coffee, roasted malt.

T - Similar to semisweet chocolate chips at first, improves as it warms. Roasted malt, chocolate, the rich and sweet flavor of whole milk.

M - Rich and silky, without being too heavy.

D - Not a bad beer, but one is all I really want.

12-05-2008 03:22:35 | More by trbergman
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours heavy with a khaki head, little retention. Burnt sugar and vanilla on the nose. Notes of molasses, black cherry, menthal, prune, red currants, and espresso. The hops punch through in the middle but the malt bites back again on the finish. Thin in the mouth, yet syrupy, almost like (I hate to say it) Coca Cola.

A real old school English stout with lots of depth and no one dominant flavor. At the same time, the strength and mouthfeel would preclude more than one or two in a session.

12-04-2008 16:31:12 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -18.4%

500 ml. bottle. Pours a black, with a brownish-red hue with an average creamy light-brown head. Aroma is mainly malts, roasted, nutty, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, and a bitter earthy hop finish. Medium bodied with a weird bitter, metallic, and dry finish.

12-03-2008 15:03:03 | More by mtstatebeer
Photo of bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Very dark brown with some ruby highlights, topped by a bubbly tan head that left a little lace and exhibited decent retention. Creamy coffee aroma with a bit of cocoa thrown in for good measure. The roasted malts have produced big (but mellow) chocolate and coffee flavours, followed up by a bunch of grapefruit from the hops. Nicely balanced, even if stouts aren't really my thing. Smooth mouthfeel (not mega creamy but good) and restrained carbonation.

Didn't seems as sweet as other milk stouts, and veered into more well-trodden territory, but it was a solid beer regardless of style. The flavours are well-melded and mellow, and the smoothness helps to give it excellent drinkability.

12-01-2008 19:19:35 | More by bobsy
Photo of corby112


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Pours very dark brown almost black color with a thick coffee-colored head. Beautiful aroma of malty chocolate, coffee, toffee, and hints of dark fruits. Wonderful roasted coffee taste mixed with dark chocolate and dark berries. Dry finish. Great beer!

12-01-2008 05:56:50 | More by corby112
Photo of roadhouse


4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Somehow I knew I couldn't keep passing up the St. Peter's beers for too long and soon enough I would have to buy one. I was in the mood for a cream stout tonight so I picked this one up.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a nearly opaque black aside from some red highlights along the bottom edge of the glass. One inch tan head is holding up well after a few minutes and has sank to a centimeter. Leaves some decent lacing.

Aroma is vaguely sweet and mostly full of chocolate roastiness with a bit of a light coffee aroma in there. Lactose is present, but somewhat subdued.

The taste is chocolately up front with a slight dark fruit character but midway through it starts to dry out some and become more roasty akin to a medium roasted coffee. The lactose is present, but never really becomes sweet or milky at any point like Mackeson's XXX does.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy and soft.

This is certainly one of the better Milk Stouts that I've tried but it doesn't quite stack up to Mackeson's in my book. I will be trying the St. Peter's Porter next.

11-25-2008 05:59:27 | More by roadhouse
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Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%

I had been eyeing this one for a while and was dissapointed when I finaly got to try it. Pour head retention, lousy mouth feel very thing feeling, to much bitter burnt for me, looked black. I realy wish I had a better experience with this one. Would have been nice to have a little more complexity to it. Although I haven't had to many milk/sweet stouts I hop most of them are better than this one.

11-24-2008 19:00:45 | More by terryeckmeier
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4.78/5  rDev +23.8%

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!

11-24-2008 00:20:10 | More by likethetaste
Photo of mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottle from the LCBO- Deep opaque black pour is capped with a thin, but lingering layer of mocha froth. Milk chocolate in the nose leads to musty dark chocolate, some faint grassy hops, black coffee, with a lactic presence. Tastes of semi sweet dark chocolate, a lactic milky blast follows, leading to coffee, anise, and a decent hit of bittering hops. Creamy and bitter finish, with a nice lingering lactic aftertaste. A favourable beverage to ward off this particularly cold October evening.

11-21-2008 15:44:21 | More by mrmanning
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%

A Pleasant surprise, this poured a deep black with a nice tan head that reduced quickly. Smell was different, I think some dried fruit there but it's a bit faint. Taste was very dry, some prunes, roasted malts in there as well, not too bad. Mouthfeel, is a touch astringent, and a bit sweet. The balance of those two make for something actually quite drinkable.

If you like a dry stout, you'll find a pretty solid one here. A good call.

11-17-2008 03:41:00 | More by funkengruven
Photo of Sigmund


4.43/5  rDev +14.8%

500 ml bottle, at Haket, Göteborg. Served with a Chimay glass. Black colour, low tan head. Nice roasty aroma with strong notes of prunes and chocolate, hints of liquorice and pipe tobacco. The flavour is creamy and mellow, but also distinctly roasty with notes of coffee and chocolate. A very fine beer.

11-15-2008 20:32:53 | More by Sigmund
Photo of DoctorDog


4.45/5  rDev +15.3%

Presentation: 1 pint .9 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Wonderfully oily / black and opaque. Pours with ~1 1/2 fingers creamy tan head, which fades slowly, leaving a thin layer and some lacing.

S- An inviting aroma of chocolate and molasses. Makes me want to dive right in...

T- A delightful blend of chocolate, molasses,and raisins, with a coffee finish.

M- Nice and creamy.

D- Didn't want to set this one down, which speaks volumes IMO...

Future outlook: Repeat business imminent.

11-14-2008 05:41:08 | More by DoctorDog
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Bottle thanks to mmm///beer. Man thanks big time for this gem. First off, as I have said before I am simply a sucker for a nice English Stout, in my opinion they are some of the best beers in the world. This beer is proof positive. Pours a pure black color, some reddish light tries in to come through, but barely. A nice thick brown head tops the brew. A great aroma of rich brown sugar, roasted malts, hops, some fruit, and some smoky/meaty flavors too. The flavor is top notch; initial sweet chocolate and brown sugar flavors followed by a nice smooth fruitiness. Throughout the roasted malt flavors are dominant. Some vanilla and bitter hops in the finish. Milky and creamy flavors combine with a great creamy and full body to produce and awesome brew. Just great.

11-11-2008 00:25:12 | More by Douglas88
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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured a very dark almost completely black color with no ruby tones that I could detect. Had thin tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was nice; chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor also consisted of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Mouthfeel was good. Flavor improved as it warmed. Drinkability was high.

11-10-2008 00:17:56 | More by biggmike
Photo of shamus

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Extremely dark body. No ruby tones when held up to the light. Thin tan head. faint burnt toast smell and coffee grounds with a whiff of sweeter caramel or toffee. Complex flavours.A dark chocolate aftertaste. Smooth. Flavour get's more impressive as you drink it. Very good indeed.

11-09-2008 00:26:58 | More by shamus
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured a .5 liter bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A: Deep black color, spot on for the style. Pours with a good amount of head that isn't too excessive, little lacing on the glass as it is consumed.

S: Nose is sweet chocolate, raisin, and molasses malts with coffee notes and some hints of alcohol.

T&M: Quick hit of chocolate malt hits the tongue that blend with coffee flavors as well as some molasses. Malt flavors are quickly met by an assertive bittersweet hop bite that blends with a hint of alcohol to finish things out. Nice aftertaste of chocolate malt combined with the hop flavor. Mouthfeel is very good for the style, especially considering the high ABV. Not too thick, but firm, with a nice slick, creamy feel up front. The hop bite at the end seems to contribute to a slightly over carbonated mouthfeel, as it seems to clash with the creaminess of the malt, but is by no means harsh.

D & Notes: To me, this is basically a higher ABV version of a Samuel Adams Cream Stout (one of my all time favorite beers), but doesn't quite hit the smooth rich mouthfeel that a SA Cream Stout does. That said, this is a good beer, if you are like me, and like a good cream stout (***note to all you Guinness drinkers, this is NOT the same as an Irish Dry Stout). It's an excellent winter splurge, as the high ABV is warming, and all the good flavors I expect in a cream stout are there.

11-07-2008 04:29:38 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

A - Very dark, almost opaque brown with some ruby highlights. Head is very very weak.

S - Lots of toasty notes. Molasses, coffee, caramel, some floral hops.

T - Mild, not too sweet. Heavy coffee flavour and a solid bitter finish. A little bit of fruit and graininess, but mostly a mild black coffee.

M - Very dry, somewhat astringent and barely carbonated. Could use some more fizz. Body is on the lighter side.

D - OK, drinkable stout. Not the most flavourful stout. Nice dry, roasty stout.

11-04-2008 22:45:04 | More by allergictomacros
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Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

500 ml bottle from LCBO.

Pours an opaque black, some dark red in the edges, very thin big bubbled brown head forms, quickly disappears, no lacing, thin bubbles on the edge, looks okay but head is a disappointment. Smell is nice, cream, roast, chocolate, caramel, cherries and other dark fruits, very creamy smelling, chocolate milk, nice and rich. Taste is nice, very roasty and biscuity, chocolate milk, dark fruit, raisins, caramel, nice bready malt, grainy finish, quite dry and fruity, very creamy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, very smooth, I really like the dry roastiness in this. Nice to drink, better carbonation would help but otherwise this is a nice stout.

11-03-2008 02:44:29 | More by Viggo
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

A: Black with a thin, tan head; very little head, no retention, some initial lacing.

S: Dark bread, chocolate, coffee & nut.

T: Roasted grain, bread, chocolate, brown sugar, hints of molasses, slight sweetness is balanced by the roasted bitterness. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Moderate body is smooth, a little thin (for its weight & style), with hints of roasted acidity.

D: Quite drinkable for its strength.

10-29-2008 20:56:52 | More by Derek
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%

Pours a near black red. Very thin expresso head with no retention. Little in the way of lacings.

Raw roasted aroma. Alot of very dark chocolate and coffee.

Not your usual cream stout. Tonnes of roasty bitterness, but the sweetness just isn't there aside from a hit of very dark chocolate (like 80%+). Sweetness comes through a little better as it warms up.

Great mouthfeel, very creamy and full. Nice long finish.

This was almost impy-stout like with a good hit of coffee. Sytlistically it's odd. This is best room temperature, the cold really takes away from the sweetness and body.

10-26-2008 20:23:40 | More by CanuckRover
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

This is rather heavy, strong-tasting beer that is complex and interesting but for me a bit too heavy and pungent, with too much interest, leaving me a little ambivalent about it.

Opaque black, it has with a thin but dense, lasting brown head that shrinks very slowly and leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is pungent with mocha, dark chocolate, coffee and fudge, and earthiness of old leaves.

The taste is similar, a lot of dark chocolate fudge, with burt caramel and some fermented stewed prunes. It's underlying character is sweet, but it has an earthy and woodsy character with light sourness and only a faitn hint of bitterness, making it complex and interesting. The palate is oily but lively. It is heavy duty in body and taste even for the style.

I can defnitely see the attraction but it's a bit too heavy duty for me to want often.

10-24-2008 23:45:49 | More by Offa
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North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%

Charcoal black with very little head or lacing. Kind of flat looking. Reminds me of my morning coffee when it's left in the cup unitl evening. The charcoal black coloring keeps the appearance of this one average.
Smells of bitter dark chocolate with some roastiness and hint of espresso.
The flavor isn't anything near what I was expecting. This is a bitter & sharp milk stout. That being said it is a good beer. Bitter sharp rich dark chocolate. Kind of grainy in the finish. All of this is set on a rich roasted malt backbone that gives hints of strong black coffee. I normally don't review to style. And I wonder, if this was listed as stout (or even double stout); would I have noticed the bitterness and sharpness as much.
Again I was expecting a smoothness in the mouthfeel akin to other milk stouts. The mouthfeel of this beer is niether creamy nor smooth. It's more astringent and acidic.
I liked this beer but if you are looking for a milk stout look somewhere else.

10-22-2008 00:35:33 | More by wcudwight
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Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

St. Peter's Cream Stout is a chalky charcoal black that remains utterly impermeable to light even when held directly up to it. Such inspection reveals, however, previously hidden tones of plum. Though almost flat the beer is draped all around by white splatters of oddly shaped characters; this lace looks elegant and is even more impressive considering its head never really materialized.

The aroma is sooty and roasty. There is an impression of tobacco that peeks above notes of charred malts, ripe dark cherries, and black coffee. You won't be burying your nose in it but it's got the right character for a Dry or classic English Stout.

A strong choke cherry flavour is prominent in the taste. It is lightly fruity with dark, almost currant-like notes. A pinch of bitter cocoa, an inkling of black coffee and a hint of smoke accompany it. My senses told me from smell that this would be more bitter than sweet and I turned out to be right. Any sweetness is definitely doubled by bitterness and roast.

The beer is considerably dry; it's certainly not "creamy" that's for sure. There is a sooty roast element that lingers on the palate. The astringency of the roast combined with the mineral-rich water and pipe-tobacco notes really don't suit the profile for a "cream stout".

St. Peter's may have mislabeled the beer, but they did a great job brewing; this is a nice stout, whatever you call it. It has just the right level of roast and depth in flavour to keep from boring but is quaffable enough to enjoy two, maybe three, and certainly doesn't let on to the extra percent or two alcohol. All considered, a very nice offering indeed.

10-21-2008 03:06:17 | More by biegaman
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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

pours a solid black color with a nice 1 inch brown head. nice lacing. the nose is sweet malts, subtle roasted malts, hints of vanilla, some chocolate, oak. the taste is the same as the nose but also with some slight citrus in the finish. Weird! got your traditional watered down English Ale taste. subtle spicy hops, medium to full bodied, low carbo, dry finish.

10-18-2008 18:41:03 | More by stumac
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Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

Pours from the St Peter's flask shaped bottle black with amber glints around the side of the glass. The head is fizzy and shortlived, reducing to a ring very quickly but managing to leave a good coating of lace on the glass. The aroma is full of coffee and more bitter than I was expecting for a Milk Stout. Some cocoa powder and herbal hop aroma and alcohol spice are also in the nose. The taste is a robust mix of the aforementioned flavors fortified with some sherry and field berry notes and dark chocolate. A warming boozyness mingles with astringent black malts and English hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is thick and very languidly carbonated.

This is a fantastic stout. Immensely complex and very easy to drink. Seek this one out.

10-16-2008 01:12:34 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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