Cream Stout
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #516
Ranked #17,820
3.87 | pDev: 12.66%
May 12, 2022
Oct 02, 2002
Very Good
Cream StoutCream Stout
Notes: '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.
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Rated: 4.66 by Beecham from California

May 12, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Poured from a pint bottle bought at a craft beer store. Dark black pour from the bottle with a little head risen to the surface. A little bit of lacing happening as the foam dissolves over time. Can see some carbonation at the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Smelling big aromas of chocolate. A lot of chocolate followed by hints of coffee. Not smelling much vanilla as stated on the bottle. Has a metallic smell as if pouring a Guinness beer. A lot of Irish beers for some reason have a metallic smell to it.
Taste: Tastes like a more chocolatey Guinness actually. Getting the taste of chocolate, malts, followed by subtle hints of coffee. Can't taste the alcohol in this one. Very well hidden. Very nice!
Feel: Medium to heavy bodied. Definitely some carbonation on the tongue for this one.
Overall: I wanted to try this beer for months and finally bought it from the store. It reminds me of a Guinness extra stout with a shot of chocolate in the mix. Nothing to crazy about this beer but it is very good and I can see myself buying this again in the future. Very well done!
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a frothy creamy rich 1 finger tan head great retention and sticky lacing, very dark molasses brown color with a touch of light coming through

Nose roasty coffee, dark chocolate, dry powdered cocoa and coffee grounds, creamy condensed milk and cocoa blend, plenty of lactose, a little caramel, a touch of baking spice

Taste brings more creamy stout notes, a bit of cocoa, dark chocolate, some roast and burnt coffee, over cooked condensed sweetened milk, a bit of caramel, char, fair bitterness from roast and a bit of earthy hop, a bit of a sticky finish, lingering bitterness

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, fair creamy, carb on the lower end but typical for a British beer

Overall not bad, classic cream stout from England, a bit on the char burnt side but not overly, fair lactose condensed milk like, decent beer
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Dec 01, 2021
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Reviewed by keithmurray from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - dark brown body with tan head

Smell - chocolate, malts, vanilla, coffee

Taste - roasted malts, vanliia, dark chocolate, coffee

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness, dry finish

Overall - nice stout here, good flavor not overwhelming
Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours black and a medium tan head and some decent lacing.

Tastes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, plums up front with mild lactose mixed in. There is also mild, bitter hops throughout along with a dry-ish aftertaste. Nice.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by igl from Russian Federation

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

1.98/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Review: 500ml bottle of St. Peters Cream Stout: 6.5% vol.

Coming in a really lovely oval bottle, looks vintage and has an authentic old feel to it, looks like its a hard liquor bottle. Logo of a black crow and a key, what does it all mean? Very interesting.

On the pour I am getting a pitch black colour, as you would expect from a stout, and a nice enough creamy tan head appearing. The head looks like caramel. Solid look overall.

A lot of lacing is present, intermittent and not in rings.

Getting a real porter smell on the nose, but its very faintish and not much to smell at all. Smoky and peaty, roasted malts, milk chocolate all noted but light, very light. On their site they called it an aromatic beer, but hell I didn’t detect a whole lot. Disappointing start.

Onto the taste then and sure enough like all English ales types and strong bitters it is bloody strong, very strong. Getting a typical porter taste, very strong dark coffee flavours, roasted malts, a touch of vanilla and a creamy chocolate taste on the tongue. Yeah very strong with the coffee, especially in the after taste.

Found it awful to drink, not nice, very deep tasting and overly bitter, the hops to the extreme. Not enjoyable at all, urgh.

Very coffee centric, not well balanced at all. Coffee, coffee, coffee, basically. Yuck, again!

A tough one to drink, wasn’t smooth or very drinkable but heh I will get hate for this, but I don’t have the English stomach for their bitters and “stouts”. I am Irish with a softer palate, so they can suck it up all they like, ha ha.

Someone online mentioned this as “a precursor of a Black IPA”, I would have to say that’s actually a good call. It feels and tastes like that to me.

Horrible. End of…
Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tiene una espuma densa de buena retención. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a chocolate, vainilla y malta. En boca es muy equilibrada y tiene un retrogusto ligeramente amargo muy agradable.
Nov 27, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Hophazzard from California

Nov 05, 2020
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Rated by howardnss from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Newer bottle ABV up to 6.9. Very smooth. Coffee and vanilla flavors Highly recommend
Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by vernardico from Mexico

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle served on a nonic glass.

Solid black color, two fingers of dark head, with little to medium retention.

The smell is very soft, with aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. The smells improves as the beer gets warmer, but i still think this is the weaker side of this beer.

The taste is really good. Sweet chocolate and coffee first. With hints of dark fruit, maybe plum. Really nice roasted bitterness. You can also perceive the alcohol, but nothing strong. I found It rather enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is nice. Middle carbonation, with milky-oily texture.

This is the first cream stout I try, and I think i like this better than most of the stouts i had, and thats because of the sweetness and texture, i think.

Solid 9/10 for me. This is a complex beer, with a balance on the sweet side, but with very nice flavors. Will drink it again, for sure.
Jul 31, 2020
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Rated by Malacant from Louisiana

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Solid dark stout. No overpowering after taste.
Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a solid old-school Brit stout braced with some welcome hopping. Opaque, oily and slick. Chocolate,coffee, dark fruit, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It has a nice tingly finish.
Jun 20, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

May 17, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by pkalix from California

May 06, 2020
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Reviewed by willcull78 from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I paid $3.99 for a bottle at a Wayne's Country Market in Lexington, Ohio, a local farmer's market. They typically carry brands that your major grocery chains do not. I enjoyed this cream stout, it being much better than expected. It had a deep caramel color, just like a cola. The scent was not overwhelming, having a slight caramel aroma. Very little carbonation and very little foam, just enough to lace the edge of the glass. The taste - that first taste - was entirely unexpected. It was a cascade of flavor. Caramel for sure with a hint of what seemed like cherry. I took my time drinking this brew, wondering what the others will be like. Most certainly worth having.
Dec 10, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Jmatz from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours an opaque blackish brown with a small, dark khaki head.

Smells sickly sweet and very boozy. Didn't seem promising, but...

Tastes quite unlike it smells. Very smooth, a little sweetness, plenty of coffee and dark chocolate, malty, a mild bit of bitterness coffee drinkers will enjoy. A touch of a bourbon like flavor on the tail end. Quite enjoyable.

I'd buy again.
Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass. A thin tan, sudsy head drops quickly with mild lacing. Color is opaque brown. Aroma of rich roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, citrus rind. Mouthfeel thick and creamy with a long slowly drying finish. Flavors of dark roasted malt, slight char, cream, chocolate, cocoa powder, nuts, earthy and citrus hops. Overall: outstanding.
Oct 29, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pitch black color with a thick caramel head with decent retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of dark chocolate and plums.
Flavor with notes of dark chocolate, plums, roasted malts, citrusy and earthy hops and pine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Balanced and flavorful Stout with lots of cocoa and plums notes and well hoped. This felt like the precursor of a Black IPA.
Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thick above average body with a creamy oily feel. Carbonation is about light-medium
Aroma is espresso, roasted malt, licorice, dark cocoa
Taste is similar with licorice showing up more in the taste than the aroma. It sits about in the middle of the road as far as sweet or bitter with neither dominating.
Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Apr 24, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Matuhg from Michigan

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by arzt from Germany

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by npf22 from Bulgaria

Feb 24, 2019
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Rated by RogelioLopez from Mexico

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.
Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by seockchan from Korea (South)

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 3.3 by jdurey from Korea (South)

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by DearMrDear from California

Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

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
Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by crouching050 from Florida

Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

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.
Oct 27, 2018
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Reviewed by mishi_d from Romania

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.
Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Ssitron from Michigan

Oct 06, 2018
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