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

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 36
Gots: 46 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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Photo of Shovelbum
4.64/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Photo of Drew966
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a 16.9 ounce green bottle (yes, the bottle is cool, but I would prefer brown, even if it's less critical with a dark beer like this). It pours a jet black color, and even with a real turbulent pour the head is but a half an inch. Aroma is choclately, taste is dominated at first by chocolate and then some licorice and has coffee notes in the finish. This has quickly become one of my favorite stouts and I pick up a bottle every time I get to the shop that stocks it (I've noticed a shop closer by has just started stocking this, looks like I'll be enjoying this more often). Stouts are among my favorite styles, and this is one of the most enjoyable ones that I've had lately. Highly recommended, worth seeking out.

Photo of tastybeer
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ultra black. Four inch mIlky chocolate head coats the glass with patchy tight lacing. Aroma is loaded with thick milk chocolate and cream. Smells crisp yet mellow and velvety. A hint of vanilla. Taste is a lot like the aroma. Very milk chocolate and very creamy vanilla. Awesome mouthfeel to say the least. Its like a thick creamy blanket. Extra smooth. Great drinkability. Actually addicting.

A very refreshing and filling stout.

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

Inky ruby black with a soft chocolate milk head. It smells like cocoa with a hint of roasted coffee...soft and sweet. Big creamy mouthfull of roasted chocolate malts - rich and sweet with a dry finish. This is very enjoyable.

A great stout for anyone. Mmmm, very tasty and so...creamy...sweet...

Photo of geexploitation
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love stouts in general, and I like this stout very, very much. However, it's not terribly well-rounded. For instance, the appearance is a bit lackluster, mostly due to the fact that this beer's head is so weak. The liquid is a pleasing coffee-black, but the head disappears pronto and is even a bit difficult to agitate back into existence. This also weakens the aroma a bit, and the aroma is a bit simple already. There's some coffee in there and some sweet malt notes (and just a touch of chocolate), but very little in the way of hop aromas or other volatiles.

However, when you taste this beer things change a bit. First there's a sweet alcoholic burn at the front of the tongue, combined with a bitter, coffee-like maltiness. But then the hops come out -- it's not a ton of hops, but for a cream stout it's a significant amount, and it adds a very pleasant bitter dryness to the palate. The hop bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while, too. Through all this flavor progression, St Peter's Cream Stout rolls around the tongue with a silky smoothness. Not quite as smooth as, say, Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout -- I expect it's due to the hop oils in the brew. But nonetheless, it's very easy to see the effect of the added lactose on this brew. This smoothness adds to the beer's drinkability -- this would be a wonderful session beer (except for the high alcohol content, but hey, getting drunk is OK sometimes too).

In spite of some inconsistent charms across the board, this is still a beer worth trying and enjoying. Very tasty.

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

Purchased from Frugal MacDougal, Nashville, TN.

How can I discuss this beer without first checking out the bottle. It pours beautifully, and almost feels more like a whiskey flask than anything else. I suspect bottles of this type also encourage more beer to be consumed from a glass, since the bottle is so clearly not intended for drinking.

Pours deep black with a thin wispy head on top. The head dissipates to mere "soap bubbles" very quickly.

Strong hints of coffee and chocolate in the nose. Some malt presence. No hops to speak of.

Interesting flavor. Reminds me more of a cappucino than anything else, nice roasted coffee flavor mixed with a sort of bready yeastiness in the aftertaste. Alcohol present but not too biting, although the overall flavor is a bit drying to the palate. Tastes like they're trying to make a creamier version of a cream stout -- I like it quite a bit, although the lack of measurable sweetness threw me off for a bit.

Mouthfeel is moderate and creamy. Pleasant coating to the palate.

Overall, I'd like this beer a bit more without the drying aspects to the aftertaste. It's still a good beer, and those not into Milk Stouts will probably like this better than Mackeson or Sam Adams, but I'll stick to the more conventional ones for myself. I'll buy it again, though.

Photo of jaymirage
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad one. 2005 vintage, from our friends on Newbury Street, brought to you by the small fridge in the back.

This offering pours a very Mackesonesque midnight color, but with excruciatingly little head. The taste is nice; it's sweet, and a subtle creaminess follows the initial robustness. Nice and bitter, with a malty finish.

The mouthfeel is nice and robust, and the drinkability remains rather high. Regardless, this one's sort of boring; big marks for subtle creaminess and unanticipated bitterness, but I remain unimpressed. Final narrative says: go with Mackeson the triple threat, but this one's worth a try.

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.


Photo of Tupperwolf
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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. :)

Photo of whynot44
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of claytri
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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.

Photo of HochFliegen
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of watermelonman
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of RedHaze
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Photo of mdagnew
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
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 !!

Photo of kkipple
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of BeerBob
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of hoffman
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of phisig137
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of Hagbard
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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).

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