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

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St. Peter's Cream StoutSt. Peter's Cream Stout

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

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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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


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

Photo of PorterPro125
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL bottle poured into a Pint glass

L- Pours an opaque black liquid that is slightly ruby around the edges. Head is tan but very thin, receding quickly into a minuscule ring.

S- Milk chocolate, roasted malt, cream, slightly herbal hops. Lots of sweetness here, as to be expected with a Milk (cream in this case) Stout.

T- Coffee, roasted malt followed by a creamy, slightly chocolatey sweetness. The finish is moderately bitter with notes of dark chocolate. Obviously, the flavour profile is leaning toward the sweet side, but it isn't cloyingly so.

F- Low carbonation and a medium body. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

O- I tend to prefer a more bitter than sweet profile when it comes to beer, but I did enjoy this one. It offers both interesting sweet notes and a little bit of bitterness to cut the sweetness off at a point. Personally, I think it's a little too sweet to have any more than one in a night, but it is a good brew nonetheless.

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Photo of Goalkeeper30
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a murky dark brown close to black color with a nice looking white semi-foamy to bubbly cap of a little head. Some trickling small bubbly to foamy lace running down the glass with the sips.
The aroma had some sweet cream, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, some herbal to earthy hops, a tickle of vanilla and ended with a slight "toast"-like character.
The flavor started sweet and seemed to develop some light English earthy and herbal qualities that I expected for the style coming from an English brewer. Mild aftertaste of some dark chocolate and milk chocolate, somewhat like bittersweet cocoa nibs.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fine sessionability about it. Carbonation felt a bit under with a nicely projected ABV by the brewer. Smooth creamy and milky finish with a touch of vanilla.
Overall, I know this started as an English style, but call me a typical American, but I think I tend to like most American "milk/sweet stouts." I don't want to be too harsh on this since I'm wondering if I need to get used to the brewer's yeast they used in this. Makes me wonder if they used their house yeast.

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Photo of jkaczinski
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; production code 16251.
A: Pours a dark black color with a quarter inch tan-brown head rapidly dissolving to a rim and with a very small amount of soapy lacing.
S: Aromas of milk chocolate more than dark, cafe au last, vanilla and burnt toast.
T: Flavors pretty much follow the nose, although definitely also a raisin/fig note. More dark chocolate than milk and dark coffee predominate. There is a nice melange of roasted, sweet, and bitter elements. Strong bitterness notable early which lessens as it warms.
M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. Creamy and causes a nice tingling sensation on the palate.
O: A distinctive milk stout. The competing roasted and bitter elements make a nice counterpoise to this often overly sweet style.

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