St. Peter's Old-Style Porter - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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3.58/5 rDev -7%
500 ml bottle (1 pint 0.9 fl oz.) with no apparent bottled on date present. The local beer store has had these for close to a year now, and I'm finally getting around to it. Awesome old school 18th century style bottle. My first encounter with this brewery, expectations are about average.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours a massive fluffy four fingers of light mocha colored head on top of a chestnut brown / dark ruby colored body. Nice chunky foamy head as the beer drinks, looking like the whipped topping on a root beer float. Nice thin ribbons of lacing on the glass. Some noticeable yeast content when held to the light.
S - Smell is of light cola, brown sugar, some nuttiness, used coffee grounds, vanilla, cream, cookie dough, powdery cocoa / chocolate, & some yeast.
T - Taste follows the nose: cold black coffee, brown sugar sweetness, raisins, earthiness, and some mineral qualities to it on the finish. A very nice classic example of the style. I'm really digging this.
M - Creamy and smooth with a bitter, sticky finish. Maybe a tad over carbonated and a bit full-bodied for the style.
Overall, a well-made classic styled porter, with intriguing packaging, and a nice blurb about the brewery on the bottle. Definitely looking forward to trying more beers from this brewery.
St. Peter's Old-Style Porter ---3.5/5
08-31-2013 01:16:23 | More by mfnmbvp
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
Old school flask style bottle. Replica circa 1770 across the Delaware River right here in Philly. Poured into English style pub glass.
A: appears ruby brown with low but good carbonation and thin head that eventually fades to nothing. Just like an English pub would serve it. Impressive.
S: butter, dry cocoa, licorice, some roast, slight coffee, earthy hops, graham crackers.
T: starts sweet but ends dry with faint roasty porter finish. Sweetness reminiscant of chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Nice firm bitterness at the end.
M: feels about medium. Light enough to drink quite easily but malt complexities seem to weigh it down enough so you can ponder the great taste.
O: wonderful beer. Glad to have found this at Total Wine. Would definitely buy & drink again. Takes me back to the Old World if I imagine I could. If only I could brew a beer this great tasting, complex with low alcohol of 5.1%.
08-02-2013 01:33:06 | More by jwhancher
4.09/5 rDev +6.2%
Ruby-brown color, see through. I could see some carbonation rising up. Thin head.
Mild aroma. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, a bit coffee.
Very rich, dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Hop bittereness is mild-medium. Finish is dry. Body is medium, very smooth, silky.
07-05-2013 04:02:57 | More by mjurney
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 22, 2013.
The pour is very dark brown with reddish hues. It could have been darker but I won't complain much.
The aroma is of dark malts, black licorice, and brown sugar. Hops are far in the background. But it smells like a sweeter Porter should smell.
The body is light to medium to bold with a moderate creaminess.
The taste is quite likable. Plenty of dark malts, brown sugar, and a low hop bitterness that plays up toward the end but does not overpower. It really tastes like a Porter should but a lot sweeter than I prefer.
06-22-2013 21:12:26 | More by puboflyons
St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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