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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

540 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 18
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of Bear1964
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Bear1964, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

safaricook, Nov 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

lehueve, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with light ruby notes, small beige head, good retention.
Smells of coffee, dark roasted malts, burnt sugar.
Taste follows the smell (dark roast, with nice coffee notes), but there's a sweet dark chocolate balancing the dark malts. A certain low crispness also, from some lemon zest, also faint citrus and some juicy figs, raisins. Sweetness is not entirely caramel, but also some licorice notes come through. Spices range from dark cinnamon, cocoa powder to light vanilla, pepper and faint anise and ginger. Hops in the finish are surprisingly green for this style of beer, providing a tea leaf like bitterness, enhanced by the roast. Quite dry in the finish.
Not so creamy, watery and a bit too fizzy, would have liked it to be more robust, going down slower.
Maybe i'm not acustomed with these "old style" porters, but i expected more from this one. Still, flavour delivers perfectly.

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jroof1, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

beepill, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Flying_Moose, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Anze, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

blastoderm55, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JDavidRice, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bshiban, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

mfnmbvp, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

csfcmitchell, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mattsucks, Aug 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Liondiscs, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

harsley, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

outsider, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

hansavijaticar, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sazz9, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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%.

jwhancher, Aug 02, 2013
St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.