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

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848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 23
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of ChefSchipull


2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

* Pours a beautiful pitch black with very subtle reddish tones. There is absolutely no head and no lacing to go along with it.

* Smells of faint bitter chocolate, and roasted malt. Fuggle hops are prevelant (although not my favorite).

* Initial taste is of caramelized toffee, then bitter chocolate once again. The bitterness increases quite a bit in the aftertaste.

My 2 cents: This brew could be a bit smoother if the carbonation level wasn't as high. I could definitely taste the residual sugars and as a result, I couldnt have too many of these in one session especially with the Fuggle hops in the mix.


Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 04:49:34 | More by ChefSchipull
Photo of Tupperwolf


3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out of the unusual olde-tyme yellowish-greenish-brown medicine bottle a rather opaque black. I had to force-pour some head, which frothed in big bubbles and diminished immediately to a frothy ring. It surprised me by staying around and managing to leave a few traces of lacing behind.

Malty, cereal-like nose, with present clovelike spice characteristics and with a few tiny hints of coffee in the background.

A gentle, exotic coffee flavor that's somewhat creamy, as the name suggests. It is more about the malty, zesty coffeelike flavors than the cream, but I can see why they named this a cream stout.

This is a smooth sipper; very little carbonation interferes, and the finish leaves a lazy caramel bittersweetness hanging around.

I'd like to get around to trying out more authentic British stouts, and this is certainly a goood start. It's definitely worth a try, even if you just want the bottle. :)

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2006 20:54:40 | More by Tupperwolf
Photo of whynot44


4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Full bodied, very dark opaque brown with some ruby highlights and a small tan head.

Aroma is strong bitter coffee with chicory. Some notes of molasses, smoke, and herbal hops.

Taste starts mildly sweet but the strong coffee/chicory flavor kicks in immediately along with unsweetened chocolate and some vaguely fruity tones. Dark roasted malts dominate aided by some earthy herbal hops. Finish is dry and bitter yet rich and creamy and lingers, along with the slightly fruity sweetness. Very interesting.

More "Stout" than Guinness. Not for everybody, but if you are into stouts, give this one a try. Light beer lovers should not even think about it. Comes in a greenish brown flask shaped bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 05:25:30 | More by whynot44
Photo of claytri


3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured black with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet and toasted malt and a bit of coffee. The taste was of toasted malt with a nice sweet rounding to it. The feel was heavy and creamy, yet dry. This is a good solid stout that's a bit out of the mainstream. Definately a beer I will have to sample again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2006 22:56:56 | More by claytri
Photo of kmpitz2


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

Pours a solid dark brown to black color with light coming through only at the edges. A very small head dissapears into a very sparse coating over top. Nose is nice, with good chocolate notes and a slight lactic creamyness. I'm liking it. Flavor is also pretty nice. Again, nice chocolate and light coffee to start, moving to a more coffee like finish with a moderate blast of lactic bite and a modest bitter finish. The lactic charater really comes through on the aftertaste. Feel is moderate, with a light carbonation. The beer feels almost velvety smooth. Drinkability is very nice as well. Nothing at all bad about this one. Maybe a little astringent on the finish, but it works with the beer. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2006 00:38:10 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of HochFliegen


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour was thick and black but had little head to speak of.
Smell was of burnt coffee and dark chocolate and even a slight scent of berries in the end.
Taste was very smooth with a hint of chocolate and a heavy amount of coffee like dark malts. Some sourness not as much as I would expect. It did have a rather bitter finish. Wasnt as sweet a bit harsh on the roasted malt flavor for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 06:32:11 | More by HochFliegen
Photo of SaCkErZ9


3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a sweet looking 1pint .9oz bottle into a pint glass. I really like this bottle. I give the bottle a rating of 5. Looks some old school wine glass or a milk bottle. The smallest head is formed on top of a black beer. I can also see the reflection of someone in the picture of the bottle on the review page for this beer (or is that a ghost? Mwahhahaha).

Smell is mostly of chocolate. Tiny bit of fruitiness in the hops. Smells malty and hints of caramel.

Nice chocolat and coffee flavor. Very creamy.

A nice beer. I really like the creaminess of the mouthfeel and the great chocolate and coffee flavors. A nice surprise as I picked this up on a whim.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2005 01:02:35 | More by SaCkErZ9
Photo of watermelonman


3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured mostly black with a small head. It slowly faded and left a minor amount of lace.

The smell is mostly of dark malts and has just a hint of chocolate. Roasted flavors and a bit of cream come out in the taste, with hops waiting until the very end to make their presence known. The mouthfeel is full while this stays easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 00:37:26 | More by watermelonman
Photo of Frozensoul327


4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Yes. This is a mighty cream stout here. Pours out to a deep black color, with a small brown head. Right below the surface of the beer, shortly after pouring, it looks like a storm is brewing... Nice. Aroma is very strong, with a obvious note of grape bubblegum, with coffee amd dark malts in the background. Flavor is very quaffable; chocolate and coffee dominate, with some malt afterthoughts and mild hints of herbs. Mouthfeel is near perfect. Smooth, creamy, utterly enjoyable; just the way every milk stout should be. Drinkability is pretty good. Not an everyday beer for me, but one I would like to revisit. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 23:47:49 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of RedHaze


3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with ruby highlights around the edges, has a thin tan head that settles to a thin ring, and doesn't leave much lacing.

Smell; has a bit of an earthy smell, with only hints of dark chocolate and coffee, There's also a little bit of a soy sauce smell lingering in the background.

Taste; slightly burned coffee, and the earthiness I noted in the smell comes out in the finish along with a little sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel was nicely thick and creamy, with very little carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2005 02:36:49 | More by RedHaze
Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast..

Poured almost completely black - only the slightest hint of brown when held up to the light... Creamy tan head disappeared almost instantly...

Aroma - Very strong dark chocolate, roast malts, coffee, nutty, brown sugar...

Taste - Quite smokey, roast malts, bitter dark chocolate, strong dark coffee, slight liquorice notes...

Feel - Quite creamy, not that much carbonation...

Overall - An exceptional stout, one of my favourites. Highly recommended !!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 08:32:26 | More by mdagnew
Photo of kkipple

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

So I was down at the Red Tub, my favorite bar in my hometown, and noticed they have a new bartender. Calls himself Tug.

I say to Tug "Tug, what's your favorite beer back there?" I point to the beers lined up on the wall.
"I dunno" says Tug. "Whaddya you like?"
"Give me a stout" I reply.
"Well, I like this..." drawls Tug as he fishes a bottle of St. Peter's Cream Stout out of a fridge.
"Sold!" as I slap down my Visa…

Freakin’ beer cost me six bucks! It's in a pretty brown bottle with the St. Peter's label on the front and back. Holds a pint and an ounce. This had better be tasty... it pours a pitch black into a pint glass, fills it to the brim. A head appears briefly, then all but disappears. The stuff is DARK. Granted, it's dim in the bar, but goodness.

Smells like roasted coffee and cocoa, with the smell strengthening as the brew warms. Malty and fresh.

I take a long sip. Oh my, that's smooth. Little carbonation. Another: Yep, still incredibly smooth. Seems like it was made with good water. Rich, too. Creamy, bittersweet, cocoa, and "stouty". Classic taste, reminds me a lot of Rogue's Shakespeare Stout. The finish on this one lasts a long time. I was still tasting it 10 minutes after polishing it off, and that's a good thing.

On mouthfeel, my notes read: See "smooth". Rich, solid, creamy. Very filling. Nearly couldn't finish the pint.

In conclusion, Tug has good taste, and I really didn't mind the $6 after drinking this one. This is a bit expensive (seen it for $3.00 a single) and very filling, but remains a superb stout. Not really something you'd drink regularly, but bi-weekly? Yes please! Try if you can.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2005 04:21:52 | More by kkipple
Photo of BeerBob


4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

St. Peter's Cream Stout pours a Lunar Eclipse Black from a brown 1 pint 0.9 fl oz oval glass bottle. Head went to over two fingers before settling out to a full thick carpet of light brown foam of fine bubbles and leaving ample lace along the walls of my 26oz beer glass.

Nose is a bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Palate is a rich and creamy dark roasted coffee and a smooth to the palate bittersweet chocolate.

St. Peter's Cream Stout is a delicious offering from St. Peter's Brewery and I am glad to have had the opportunity to review this fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2005 23:23:52 | More by BeerBob
Photo of hoffman


4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to black with a small head that fades quickly with little lacing. Smell is very present mostly malty with a slight burnt tint at the end of the boquet. The taste is full sweet up front burnt in the middle with hints of alchohol at the finish, slight hop presence balances the alchohol and malt nicely, low on carbonation but not really flat, a different feel, very creamy. A nice drinker. A good beer to have a pint of when reading or sitting by the fireplace. Not an everyday beer, but maybe an every month beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2005 00:39:55 | More by hoffman
Photo of radshoesbro


3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - black as my dogs coat with a nice muddy head that doesn't go under a finger height. nice lacing.

S - strong malts and alcohol.

T - wow, this doesn't taste nearly as strong as the nose would lead one to believe! it has a rich, creamy, chocolate, coffee, molasses feel to it with a mild fuggles hop finish. this has a big roasted taste throughout.

M - a creamy full bodied brew that goes down smooth and has a bittersweet finish.

D - not a session beer. good for a cold autumn night, world series baseball and reading about homebrewing! alright i was going to be ranting and raving about this beer to my friends, but about 3/4 of the way through this suddenly i began to loose interest in it. the alcohol isn't very prevelent throughout most of this, but once you hit the last bit of the glass it seems to pick up in a very strong beer and it totally changes the feeling of what was going to be a 100% excellent brew. to bad, i would have had these things all the time, but the end just isn't satisfactory.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2005 00:47:50 | More by radshoesbro
Photo of Morris729


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

Pours black ruby in color with a bubbly tan head that fades into a thin lace. Alcohol is apparent in the nose with aromas of rum-soaked raisins and some pipe tobacco in the background. Taste begins with bittersweet dark chocolate and coffee followed by smoky wood and charcoal. Moderate in body and slightly oily in texture. A pretty nice brew in an unusual bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2005 03:19:54 | More by Morris729
Photo of phisig137


3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the funky-shaped bottle into a pint glass...

Apperance, Black but with some browninsh-reds showing through. Not quite "pitch" black, but dark nonetheless. Appropriate color I think. The very minimal head that did develop, dissapeared very quickly, despite me DUMPING it into the glass. Don't expect any carbonation on this one. Granted, it is a stout, and shouldn't be that carbonated, but I do enjoy a small head with no bubbles in my stouts... anyways...

Smells like burnt coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of toffee or caramel, and an ever so slight hint of piney hops.

Tastes and mouthfeel are fantasic. Fairly dry, smooth, and full. Coats your mouth like nothing else will. the taste lingers on your tongue for a good 10 minutes. The taste is FAR better than the aroma or appearance, without a doubt.

Drinkablility is a little low for me, despite my fondness for belgians. For some reaons, this beer just hits me hard. Perhaps it's because it is SO easy to drink, and tastes so good... In any case, this beer will creep up on you. A pint will go down in 10 minutes REAL easily.

Great beer overall, as are most of St. Peter's offerings. For the $3.79 I paid for a pint (in the odd shaped bottle), it's a great deal, and hard to pass up. If you see it, give it a chance, it's well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2005 05:14:04 | More by phisig137
Photo of Hagbard


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

Pours black with a very small tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolate. The taste begins chocolatey sweet. As it sits, the roasted malt background of a dry stout begins to meld nicely with the sweet beginning. In the swallow and aftertaste, the roasted malt takes center stage and the burnt aspect imparts a nice bitterness that's a welcome change from the sweet beginning. The mouthfeel is creamy (as a cream sout should be) and it is extremely drinkable. A very nice session brew, though it is probably too expensive to make a session of it (and maybe to high in ABV).

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 13:25:58 | More by Hagbard
Photo of battlekow


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

St. Peter's Cream Stout looks a little scary. Because of the odd bottle design, the beer glugs awkwardly into the glass, pitch black and headless. As it settles, a small, tan head forms and then quickly dissipates, leaving you with a glassful of motor oil. It gets a 4.0 not for being good, but for being intimidating. Here goes. Smells lactose-sweet and roasted/burnt, pretty much exactly like Sam Adam's version of a cream stout. Taste has some upfront sweetness and some coffee--very acrid, burnt coffee--but also an alarming amount of phenol. More like St. Peter's Band-Aid Stout. Mouthfeel is satisfyingly thick, but that burnt coffee-and-band-aids flavor won't go away as long as you're savoring the feel, so who cares?

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2005 17:55:17 | More by battlekow
Photo of evh883


3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When you first pour this beer, the almost non-existent head, which is a nice light brown color, fully diminishes after a little while and leaves you thinking that this beer isn't going to be so great. The results were just the opposite.

It's a beer with a strong malty aroma with bits of hay, straw, and mollases in the forefront followed with nutty notes and slight coffee and soy sauce aromas.

Great taste with a nice balance of bitterness, acidity and sweetness from start to finish was the best feature of this beer.

It had a very unusual, but enjoyable mouthfeel that was both oily and creamy.

All of these combined to make a great beer even after the not so promising pour.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2005 01:00:36 | More by evh883
Photo of kbub6f

New York

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

One cm of light-brown, bubbly head leaves crazy spots and swoops of lacing. The beer is black with red/brown highlights. Aroma is rich chocolate toffee. Very rich. Almost smoky. Awesome. In the front, there is more rich chocolate toffee, followed by a tangy, fruity, buttery, oily, flattish middle (which is not to say I don't love it). Finish is bitter chocolate with melted popcorn butter. Again, this is really "old" tasting. But right up my alley: thick, buttery, chocolate toffee. Very comforting. Just a joy to drink for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 20:44:13 | More by kbub6f
Photo of chOAKbarrell


3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer didn't start out well. Poured into a glass, the head was almost non-existant. I began a mild panic and poured the beer directly in the glass, so I did get a little head, which subsequently died right down. No lacing at all. Hmm, not good.

Smells delicious. Tons of roasty toasty chocolate tones. Complex.

Taste is on par with the smell. Excellent deep flavor.

Mouthfeel was a little light for such a high-quality nose & taste.

St Peter's Cream Stout is a fine beer & all, but the main problem with it is that for $3+ a bottle, it is not a very good deal. This beer doesn't have anything going for it that say, Samuel Adams' Cream Stout doesn't have. Basically, you can find the same caliber cream stout, possibly superior, for a good bit less, and more plentiful (6 pack of something else opposed to St Peter's singles).

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 02:05:51 | More by chOAKbarrell
Photo of Dukeofearl


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

Pours an inky black, with a decent sized bubbly brown head. QUite nice to look at.

Aroma is kind of weak. Nice, pleasant, gentle creamy, malty breadiness, but I struggle to smell it, even in a snifter.

Flavor is actually quite nice. Nice roasty, malty, almost smoky flavor mixed in with crea,- maybe the best comparison is a nice creamy coffee. Quite tasty. A bit of a strong alcohol bite at the end of the taste, as the beer warms, the alcohol profile gets even stonger.

Mouthfeel is heavier than a typcial stout, decent, nothing to write home about. The alcohol profile hurts the mouthfeel. Overall a good cream stout (I like cream stouts), but probably not my favorite for best of breed.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2005 02:11:33 | More by Dukeofearl
Photo of jdm


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

pours an impenetrable black with almost no head. there is a light carbonation. smell malt coffee chocolate. i have discovered that i am a sucker for a chocolatey stout. i never want a second though thus the low drinkability score. this is a great finish to a day. heavy rich mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2005 23:32:47 | More by jdm
Photo of Xadoor


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

Unique green bottle, looks almost like you picked up a bottle of cough medicine instead of a beer. Pours the usual dark opaque colour of stout with a thin head. Light aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel but feels a little thin. Not a bad beer, but I probably won't pick up another bottle of it now that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2005 15:37:30 | More by Xadoor
St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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