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St. Peter's Old-Style Porter - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Old-Style Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

526 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2002 18:36:29 | More by Jason
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Brenden

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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A: Black with a brown head.

S: Roasty, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, smells good.

T: Taste is the same, but better. It's very flavorful, and the nose was quite dull, comparatively.

M: Very full bodied. Very smooth.

O: A damn fine porter. This beer made me fall in love with the brewery, and I've tried almost everything of their that I can get my hands on.

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St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.