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

BA SCORE
86
very good
605 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
605
Reviews:
383
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
48
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malacant
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
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 +8.9%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoodviewBrew
2/5  rDev -47.9%
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 +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.53/5  rDev +18%
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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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown to black, nearly opaque, thin khaki head, good lacing

S: Roasted malts, yeast

T: Sweetness of the roasted malts, a slight bitterness, then a chocolaty aftertaste

M: Velvety, medium fullness

O: Really quality beer. Smell comes in well and the taste is great. Mouthfeel really lets you know its a good beer.

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Photo of Ferb
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this a lot. It is actually a blend of old and new porters that gave the porters in the 18th century their unique taste that I have read about. Naturally I wasn't there at the time so I can only imagine the experience, but this porter has an ever so slight sour taste that hits the back of my tongue. It is by no means offensive, as it changes to dark roasted coffee and molasses and to a citrus (!?) note for a split second then back to roastiness. Truly this is one of the great and unique porters out there if you can find it.

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Photo of Phoneguy
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

St Peter's Old-Style Porter, 5.1% ABV, 0? IBU (unknown IBU but not 0 as one site says). Pours brown and thin, one finger of tan head. Not much for nose, maybe some malt, palate is malt and coffee, with some lingering coffee bitterness. Porter is not my go-to style, but this is quite drinkable. The St Peter's bottles are a bit odd - heavy and oval.

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Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This porter is fine, very good even, but certainly nothing so outstanding in the bottle I sampled as to warrant as high of ratings as I've been seeing here.

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Photo of IPAbastard760
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - light dark

S - buttery notes, vanilla and coffee

T - butter, vanilla, tobacco

F - quite smooth

O - a well craft blend of an old ale and a new ale that makes a great porter!

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malt, tobacco, and hops. It's definitely just alright.

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Photo of dougbreathe
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
3.84 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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