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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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very good

552 Ratings

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 21
Gots: 14 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of TheBeerWolf
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours to almost a very dark almost amber hue, nice dark eggshell head with good lacing.

S - Smells malty, roasted coffee

T - Up front but not overwhelming bitterness. Roasty notes, an almost rootbeer like flavor

M - Pretty light mouthfeel for a porter with lively carbonation

D - Due to the mouthfeel and IMO great taste I could imagine drinking a few in a sitting.

This beer is very good. I enjoy those heavy complex beers myself but for when you don't want something that bowls you over but still has some of the dark beer character this is a great choice. Some might take points away for it not being as heavy as they like but this is a plus in my book with this one. Everything balances out nicely and you don't want to go sleep in the corner after having a pint of it. Great beer IMO. Will definately visit again. St Peters makes some good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Drew966
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown to black color, a vigorous pour resulted in a small head that dissipated quickly. Chocolate malt aroma. Taste is excellent, theres quite a bit going on I'm sure others could point out specific flavors, lets just say its nicely balanced, nice amount of astringency and finishes dark chocolate like. One of my favorite styles, and this is one of the best I've had. Highly recommend, as are the others I've had from this brewery. I'm not sure if I like this or their cream stout better... guess I'll have to try them side by side.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of FightingEntropy
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: dark brown to black ale that is nearly opaque but has ruby highlights around the edge.

S: roasted barley, but not any coffee. Chocolate predominates along with cherry and plum esters, mineral notes, and a significant spiciness, which seems to be the hop.

T: big biscuit with chocolate on the center of the palate, roasted dark malt as well, nutty like a Newcastle as well. Has a complex flavor from the blended two threads of ale, and it shows in the taste. Feels like a black and tan with multiple flavors in different directions, but this blends much better and ties together well.

M: chevwy, thick, and light all at the same time. Even a bit watery but not then. Again, multiple elements and layers to the beer.

D: smooth and easy, but not thin or too light in spite of this. Lighter than a stout like a porter should be.

Overall: a very excellent ale that seems to be underrated on BA. It is a complex ale without being overly heavy like a barleywine, but has some serious craftsmenship behind it. I think some of my fellow reviewers need another look at this one. Reading some of the reviews, it doesn't seem like people get the two threads (of the historical three, but an A for effort) idea and the direction of "Old World" for this one. Has flavors reminiscent of Flag Porter as well, but easier to drink and get to the depth of the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of mcsquint
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from imperial pint bottle into dimpled mug.
A - Opaque black in color. Nice two finger tan head, that diminishes somewhat quickly, leaving light lacing on inside of glass.
S - Dark roasted malt,milky chocolate, and a bit of coffee.
T - Chocolate malt,more coffee than the smell would indicate, a bit of mild hops on the finish.
M - Not as slick or as lingering as some English porters. Nice balance of malt and hops gives it a surprisingly quick finish.
D - I would have to add this to my short list of drinkable porters. This has lots of flavor, yet not so heavy as to limit me to one bottle. It is made in the old school method of true English porters. I highly recommend it as a benchmark for all porters to be measured against.

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4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with mahoghany highlights.

Roasted oak and semi-sweet chocolate!

First taste was a bit of bbq sauce. After that things settled down a bit. Charcoal and bitter chocolate. Hop acid levels are just right. This one is balanced.

Beer of substance...

Very easy to drink because of the balance. Tastes like a porter should. Do not let the green bottle scare you away! I'm not usually a porter fan and I got talked into trying this one. I owe my buddy a "High Five"! This is a classic porter. I wish all porters were this enjoyable!

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4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice clear ruby apperance. Thin bubbly light brown head. Retention is good and lace is adequate. Nose is slight cocoa and vanilla. roasted coffee bean and molasses. The mouthfeel is very silky. Like velvet. Body is medium-full. The flavors are java, roasted barley, burnt malt, chocolate (sweet and baker's) and vanilla. Damn subtle and damn nice. Very easy drinking. Could drink this stuff all night.

Gotta love the flask of a bottle too.

St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.