St. Peter's Old-Style Porter - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Presentation: Green 1 pint .9 fl. oz. Old fashioned medicine style bottle with a quick blurb about the beer on the back label as well as a “best before” date.
Appearance: Nearly black in colour, more of a extremely dark brown, and still holding some ruby highlights. Pours rich creamy tan lace that leaves trail of web like stickiness.
Smell: Dark unsweetened chocolate or carob, light musty buttery yeast nose, lemony twang from the hops and some charcoal tie things up in the aroma.
Taste: Strong medium body, sturdy smoothness and a dryish mouth feel. Carbonation is mild and very appropriate. In your face coffee and carob flavour with a small and quick yet rounded sweetness. Hop bitterness flares in to a happy medium to bring a perfect balance. Earthy dry. Musty buttery yeast hits middle to end to add a lustful character to this ale, touch of astringentcy towards the end from the roasted malts to stop with a dry finish.
Notes: Old style porter to say the least, A blend of old and new beer. A very well structured beer with lots of flavour going on … a sharp cheddar and whole grain crackers pairs extremely well with this one.
08-25-2002 18:36:29 | More by Jason
4.06/5 rDev +5.5%
It's a very dark brown, but with a bit of clarity and a slight reddish tint. The head is tan, about half a finger tall, with a modicum of bubbly lacing left behind by the layer of froth that rests atop the brew.
There's something a bit like chicory behind some bittersweet cocoa in the nose, a note of caramel, roast, and tanginess running through.
The tang is lemony and a little funky, balancing some figgy sweetness, a hint of smoky and creamy vanilla, and some earth extremely well. This one isn't too hard on the palate, but isn't too weak or shallow. There's plenty for the tongue to decipher, and it works very nicely.
This holds the lightish-medium body of the classic style as I understand it, some good flow without a lot of weight but not lacking, either. Maybe it ends up a little light and fizzy, carbonated like a soda, but with a little added weight to it.
08-02-2014 05:31:22 | More by Brenden
St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.