St. Peter's Cream Stout | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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3.87/5
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St. Peter's Cream StoutSt. Peter's Cream Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
stpetersbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
'Fuggles' and 'Challenger' hops plus a blend of 4 local barley malts create an aromatic, robust, dark chocolate cream stout with a satisfying bittersweet aftertaste. Brewed with skill and patience in one of Britain's finest small breweries.

St. Peter's Brewery is located in a medieval hall in a remote and beautiful corner of Suffolk. There our beers begin their lives deep below the brewery with water drawn from a pure source - as it has been for over 700 years, essential for the full flavour and pure character of all St. Peter's beers.
Our beautiful flask-shaped oval bottle is a faithful copy of one produced c. 1770 for Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The original is now kept at St. Peters Hall and is a rare example of an oval Eighteenth Century beer bottle.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

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#16,115
Reviews:
634
Ratings:
1,084
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
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Photo of RogelioLopez
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer Lacks a little of body. fine first taste from frutos, good aftertaste. Very nive bottle. You won’t be disapointed.

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Photo of seockchan
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdurey
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DearMrDear
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(500 ml bottle, code 18 025... poured into a Belhaven pint)

L: deep dark reddish-brown liquid; inch-high, thick frothy, dark khaki-colored foam, which recedes into a messy, bubbly crest to one side of the glass... the chunky, bubbly collar persists, but leaves little lace

S: rich dark chocolate frosting, mellow roasted/charred grain with a slight edge to it; suggests layered, loaded malt depth

T: see-saw interplay of milk (dark) chocolaty and coffee-roasty malts; swell of sweet cocoa syrup in the finish, which lingers in the aftertaste along with a lightly peppery char and a roasty, toasty graininess, maybe even a hint of burnt raisin... the roast builds a little as it goes, but it's complimented/tempered nicely by the burnt sugar notes

F: slightly oily density up front, not quite thick, but it's cut a bit by the alcohol, which after a few sips leaves a delicate, almost capsicum heat at the back of the palate... definite meat on its bones

O: rich, roasty, fantastic... subtle nuances you won't get in a US-made example... the price per bottle can be a deterrent, but it'll be worth it if the craving hits ya

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Photo of crouching050
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved to taste this milk stout blind vs Left Hand, Carton, etc
a) deep dark body, with low carb.
s) Nice sweet, with dark malt, roasted grain, coffee, Chocolate, licorice.
t) Large, rosy malty, roasted, body of burned toast crust with plenty of bitter hop to temper that candy shop sweetness.
f) Milkly start, then charcoal and chalky finish.
o) Lovely surprise.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black color, tan head, aroma of chocolate and coffee with fruity notes, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, a traditional stout.

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Photo of Ssitron
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one was interesting in that it had a clear vision, executed, and was a little off the beaten path. In the milk/sweet stout, it is firmly in the milk, with very little sweetness at all, and instead a creamy chocolate milk complexion and taste. Has lots of vanilla, malt and chocolate in smell. The contrasting thinness and creaminess in the body is what is most memorable about this beer, that and the cool historical bottle.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle

Pours opaque black, tan head retains as a film.

Smells of caramel, licorice, leather and biscuit.

Tastes of licorice, mesquite, toasted biscuit, coffee beans and lactose.

Light to medium body, light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Good aroma and flavor in this English stout. The body feels thin but I guess that's more common with UK stouts. Pretty tasty and enjoyable sweet stout, worth trying.

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Photo of Robertas
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opaque black color. Slightly creamy and bubbly light brown 1-2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with decent legs but mediocre swirl reaction. Flavors of light cherries and vanilla, berries, dark grains, chocolate, coffee, and herbal hops (ex. fuggles, progress, challenger). Soft creamy medium body with light prickly carbonation, but a long soft crisp. Medium strength finish, moderately roasted and fruity, with some walnuts and a hint of wood. Slightly bitter and leafy. Very well balanced brew, okay freshness, quite filling though. Drinkability is very good. Can't be more classic and authentic than this one, overall high quality craft.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

**
09/26/12

Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: peat, slight coffee
APPEARANCE: dark brown, black. Small head but creamy looking.
TASTE: smokey flavor, some sweetness. Coffee, chocolate, black cherry
FEEL: A bit lacking in body for a stout.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: As black as tar. The thin tan head quickly disappears.

Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet sugar.

Taste: A very strong roasted bitterness that overrides most of the other flavors. It's hard to make out even the toasted malt underneath.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and with little carbonation, making it feel flat.

Overall: Unfortunately, the cool bottle is all this stout has going for it. As an actual beer, it falls flat.

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Photo of DrunkMuffin
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nass
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty stout I was ecstatic when I saw a bottles of this at my local liquor store. The bottle does not look like your regular 12 ounce beer bottle, it looks more like a small liquor bottle. This is almost as good Young's Double Chocolate Stout in my opinion although this is sort of pricey pint to purchase. Cheers! A-

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shu
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andyinsdca
1.52/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The bottle had a date code of 17 07 03 (is that the brewed-on date or the best-by date?). Poured the 500ml bottle into my beer mug. Flat as a pancake. No head or carbonation. Smelled and tasted sickly-sweet. Since it was so flat, it was effectively undrinkable. Dumped it out after a couple of sips.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,084 ratings