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

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87
very good
1,048 Ratings
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: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,048
Reviews:
620
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
123
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A surprisingly good stout from a very decent established brewery. A chocolate black appearance with creamy black head. Bittersweet taste that is balanced. Overall better more enjoyable that the Guinness for Belgiums the night before. Medium plus mouthfeel, understated carbonation.Nicely hopped.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char aromas. There is also a bit of a soy sauce aroma that comes out as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with bittersweet cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a solid roasty and cocoa presence that is slightly better in the smell.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very distinc stout. it pours a mean dense black color with a nearly two inch off white head that leaves nice ring lacing on the glass. the nose is a little sweet, can definitely smell those milk sugars left over, as well as an oddly potent alcohol content for a beer under 7% abv. some dark chocolate and creamy vanilla are in the first flavors i taste. it would be sweet, but the bitter burnt malts temper the sweetness perfectly. there again is that booze towards the end. mouthfeel is a little bit thin in terms of body, but it has a very smooth mouthfeel. carbonation is very light, and this feels traditional to me in some way. also love the packaging. overall a very tasty beer, a nice illustration of the milk stout genre.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This stout pours out as a black color with a rich creamy tan head. The aroma is big with roasted malts and a little bit of smokiness in the mix too. The taste is slightly salty from the smokiness, the roasted malts give off a really nice toasted burnt quality that really nice. The beer doesn't have too much in way of hops. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth and creamy. Overall this is a pretty good Milk Stout.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color (traces of amber are visible at the bottom of the glass when it is held up to the light) and has a low amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down, leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is quite sweet and has aromas of chocolate, molasses and toffee.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some added notes of cherries and plums in the flavor. There are some hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and creamy on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. Despite the sweetness, there is no sticky feeling.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite sessionable, particularly since it isn't very filling and any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very stong with the roasted grain to be a Cream Stout, even an English Cream Stout at that. The color is an opaque dark brown with bright ruby around the edges. Aromas release strong malt, roasted grain, and licorice. Tastes boldly malty and roasted with burned toast flavors and actual hop flavors to accompany bittering. Licorice and cocoa flavors hold firm into the finish. Texture is slight of heavy and clean if not for a strong burned grain bite. Fermentation with milk sugars and grain adds a complex sour, fruity note in the finish. A bit charcoal or chalky in the finish. Still a good Stout that will stand up to American counterparts.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black color with a very modest head that quickly declines to a thin cap leaving a few squiggles of lace

Smell: Strong dark smells of black bread, espresso and bitter chocolate; almost tar-like

Taste: Black bread and chocolate, up front, with a chalky coffee flavor that develops by mid-palate; after the swallow, a lactic sourness adds complexity to the finish

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and creamy with a nice level of carbonation

Drinkability: A nice, full-flavored brew though not my favorite example of the style

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Photo of oline73
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an almost opaque dark brown with just a layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Mildly sweet roast with a creaminess to the sweet smell. Some caramel and dark fruit mixed in.

Taste: The roast is a tad more bitter than the smell would have suggested. The creamy sweetness is there, but the roast kind of overpowers it.

Mouthfeel: Just on the thick side of medium with very mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not a bad stout, but I would have liked the taste to be smoother.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee and light roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by some dry coffee with some roasted malt. Body is somewhat creamy, which I enjoyed, but also too thin with some average carbonation. Not bad but definitely one of the best from this hit or miss brewery.

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Photo of zeff80
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark brown to jet black color with a mocha colored, bubbly/foamy, two-finger head. It left an intricate lace pattern.

S - It smelled of chocolate. There were earthy notes and hints of oak.

T - Wow, this had strong roasted malt flavor with rich, dark chocolate taste to match it. It was sweet with a sharp, bitter kick.

M - It was soft, smooth and creamy. A medium-bodied beer.

D - I've tried 3 other St. Peter's brews and was slightly disappointed, but this one surprised me at how tasty it was. It is clearly worth the price.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 11/2/2015. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, vanilla, cream, light smoke/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, slight dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, vanilla, cream, light smoke/nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, slight dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, vanilla, cream, herbal, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from roast/hop bitterness as well. Light carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an outstanding English style cream stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Spot on English malt complexity, with an awesome mouthfeel. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Amyliz4 for the bottle. Served in a wine glass.

Pours black with a slight head and quite a few moderately-sized bubbles. Head recedes quickly without leaving too much lacing behind. The nose has a pretty strong buttery component; another off flavor is not what I need from this brewery after the Pale Ale. There is some slight roast and chocolate as well, so at least there's something to cover the diacetyl up a bit. I'm not that fortunate with the taste, as this is more buttery than the nose, though there still is a slight roast component that shows up. Somewhat dry finish with a bit of a buttery mouth-coating component. Not something I would try again.

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Photo of nickfl
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - The beer pours with one finger of medium brown foam on top of a black body with clear, amber highlights.

S - Sweet aromas of licorice and molasses. Strange, fruity notes of caramel and banana with a hint of cherry.

T - Fruity notes of bittersweet chocolate up front with some caramel and cola. More molasses in the middle along with a bit of licorice. The moderately dark, sweet sugary character continues through the finish with more molasses and cola notes that are balanced my light bitterness and a hint of roast character.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Dark and fairly complex with a low level of roasted character. There is a distinct note of licorice present throughout that blends well with the molasses like malt. Some roast character does finally come out in the finish with a light coffee note that helps to balance out the significant sweetness. Not bad, but like everything else that I have had from St. Peter's I can't help but think that many other breweries make a better version of the same beer.

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St. Peter's Cream Stout from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,048 ratings.
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