St. Peter's Old-Style Porter | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Old-Style Porter
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3.85/5
Very Good
617 Ratings
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Old-Style Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,045
Reviews:
387
Ratings:
617
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
51
Trade:
1
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Photo of kdivers
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of walknot
4.82/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - Dark ruby/brown
S - Sweet, raisins
T - Balanced, raisins, lightly bready, mild sweet
C - Lighter than average carbonation, moderately creamy
I greatly enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Curiosibeer
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(green, 500 ml bottle, code 16207 ... poured at cellar temp into a proper British nonic pint)

L: bottle has thin ring of sediment midway on neck, washed away during pour... brown liquid, dark garnet highlights; finger-high, messy, silky-creamy tan foam... thin cap persisted

S: light caramel, turbinado, light molasses... touch of flowery hops; soft, subtly apple-like esters... mellow degree of roastiness, perhaps more on par with a slightly-roasty brown ale... even at a cellar temp, the aromas don't exactly explode, but what's there is nice

T: popping flash of a raunchy twinge (only) on first sip that immediately gave way to a rich, almost milk chocolaty malt that persisted through each sip... mellow, lingering, herbal bitterness, along with some delicate dark-toasty grain in the aftertaste... firm caramel underbelly, but a rather dry finish

F: feather-soft, subtly sudsy carbonation... plush, medium body with a touch of chewiness... liquid heaven

O: sorry I've passed this by countless times over the years - this is actually quite excellent (and these marks may improve with subsequent savorings), and I'd undoubtedly get this again forever

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Photo of EOC
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I think I had a poorly sealed bottle, it seemed a bit flat. No head or lacing. Taste and smell were good. Nice chocolate and licorice notes. Otherwise, this would have been a drain pour. I have liked St. Peter’s brews before, I will give this another try sometime.

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Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pau622
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 3/24/2016. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, and pepper; with lighter notes of smoke, char, nuttiness, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, and pepper; with lighter notes of smoke, char, nuttiness, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop malt/bitterness balance; some light lingering hop/char astringency near the end of the glass. Light-moderate dryness from hop/char bitterness, increasing through the glass. Light carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is an excellent English porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Seems like a cross between Brown/Robust porters in style. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malacant
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely amazing porter. Huge taste, beautiful bottle.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark brown beer with 1-finger creamy beige head.
Smell - creamy, brown malts, chocolate, roasted, nuts, butter.
Taste - chocolate, coffee-ish, moderate hop bitterness.
Medium body, soft carbonation, chewy. Very good beer.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoodviewBrew
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Awful. Don't buy again.

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Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

With a nice, dark mahogany color, it has that roasty peat flavor that compliments the balanced, slightly sweet complexion of the beer. There is also a nice caramel, light, refined coffee, and sweetened dark fruits. The aroma has dark chocolate milk and a very nice, refined roastiness that’s not so in your face. Thanks to the smooth carbonation, the mouthfeel is refreshingly light. This is a very uncomplicated porter brewed the way porters are supposed to be! This is like a peaty version of the Old Goat stout from San Marcos Brewing Company.

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St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 617 ratings