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: Milk / Sweet 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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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. Just as good as the Young's Double Chocolate Stout in my opinion although this is sort of on the pricey side of things. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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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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Photo of Bajengurkan
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irate_alien
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Willgooding35
4.92/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of davidperez
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a munique glass, it pours black as night, with a two-finger head, frothy, creamy and light brown, with excellent retention. Nice lacing. After a while, the head settles as a thin layer of brown foam of a darker hue.

The bouquet is rich and assertive. Cacao nibs, milk chocolate, toasted malts, coffee, caramel, assertive vanilla.

Upfront, a nice amount of bitterness entering alongside coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Soon after the sweetness marks its presence in the form of vanilla, milk chocolate, sweet malts and caramel. It has a nice balance in the sense that once that the sweet notes appear, they don't overpower the palate since the bitter notes still linger in the background.
It has a long aftertaste, with a fresh sweetness, akin to vanilla and milk chocolate.
On the downside, it has a bit of a watery mouthfeel, not quite suitable for this style; but the mouthfeel is very smooth too.

A very good beer.

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Photo of OlaB
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a pitch black color with a small top of white-brown head that disolves inn a rapid pace.

A: roasted malts,dark and milk chocolate,cofee,caramel,vanilla and burned sugar.

T&F: my imression of the flavours is that it has a good balance with the roasted,bitter and sweet notes. Strong chocolate and cofee flavour with roasted malts in the background at the begining, then i feel it gets more sweet with creamy notes.The finish is bitter,but still with the roasted flavours in the background, and is a good lenght inn the aftertaste.
Medium bodied with light carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

O: This for sure was a beer for my preferance. A really enjoyable stout that I absolutelly would be trying again.

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Photo of Dzu
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L: Black/very dark brown with a creamy foam head.
S: Chocolate, cacao beans, roasted sugar.
T: Chocolate cake, cream.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Not so saturated for my taste.

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Photo of sirmartinez
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful bottle, autenthic English look and feel. Poured into my pitcher, small, yet lasting, almost creamy brownish head and coffee-cocoa smell, and a pitch black, creamy body. Not too strong taste, but everything in place; deliciously sweet malts, very slight bitterness, flavorful with caramel and chocolate. Mild carbonation, as it should be in a stout. Slides down extremely smoothly, especially considering it's 6.5%, and it leaves minimal aftertaste.
One of the best stouts I've ever had the pleasure of drinking! I'd drink it regularly - if it wasn't for the price.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This cream stout pours a pitch black color with a somewhat small frothy tan head. The scent is of dark chocolate, bready malts, and a bit of sugar. It’s a bit dessert like, reminiscent of a lower sugar cake, quite pleasant. The taste, however, isn’t as sweet as expected. This is a malt bomb stout with a real emphasis on roasted, bready malts and bitter dark chocolate with a more subtle coffee undertone. The finish is creamy although the bitterness detracts from the smoothness of the finish a bit. The body is as heavy as a stout should be, which is very much so. Overall it’s a very nice, classic stout on the robust end of the spectrum, especially for a cream stout, which is the way I like them. My only criticism is that the flavor lacks some complexity which keeps it from being an elite stout in my opinion.

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