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
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615 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

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Ranking:
#12,335
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
615
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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Photo of Phoneguy
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -9.1%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -8.1%
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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wattersmike90
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nihudob
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee.
The taste is coffee and chocolate bitterness, mild malt sweet. Simple but effective profile.
The texture is thicker and soft around the edges.
It's a solid, everyday drinking porter.

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Photo of loulou80
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshkouri
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 10/10/15 (would of been my mom's 79 birthday). Had a couple of their brews before but not this one. Comes in a pretty deep green 1 Pint, .9 Ounce (500 ml) bottle from the new World's Market in Omaha for $4.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" pint glass.

Brew pours a super dark brown almost pitch-black in color with ruby highlights. Has a thin light beige cap with some light lacing when sipped. Aroma is of dark roasted malts with some dark fruit. Bit more going on with the taste as there is also some hints of chocolate, toffee and peat. One tasty brew! Goes down easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all..Medium+-bodied with perfect carbonation for this brew style.

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Photo of BrewsBr0ther
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjwellman
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of drunkenmess
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a brownish ruby highlite or tinge. Nice frothy off white head. Seems to diminish while drinking but still lingers. Light lacing through out. Smell is sorta sweet like fruit, maybe apricot? Taste was a bit bitter/skunky at first but once it breathed that faded. Almost like a Lager to me more than a Porter. More of an Ale taste than what I've become used to with American Porters. But since this not American and it's old school, I respect and dig the quality. Not a bad drink at all.
Just not my cup of tea when it comes to Porters.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I have to cop to really having an affinity for the St. Peter's Brewery line of beers. It may have something to do with their flask-shaped bottles, but if the contents were no bueno, I would have eschewed their beers long before this. Face it, aesthetics will only get you so far. No, these are good, well-executed beers that are stylistically adherent.

From the (cask-shaped) bottle: "A blend of a mature old ale and a young light ale creates a porter of traditional character, dark in colour, complex in taste. Brewed with skill and patience in one of Britain's finest small breweries."; "Historical Notes [-] 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. Peter's Hall and is a rare example of an oval Eighteenth Century beer bottle."; [depicted -] St. Peter's Hall, circa 1280 AD".

Once I Pop!ped the cap, I was anxious to get started, so I employed a heavy-handed pour. This produced three fingers of dense, light-tan head with moderate retention that left great, sticky lacing in its wake. Nose was earthy, reminiscent of a root cellar or root vegetables. I also got anise, chocolate and light smoke. Oooh. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity and garnet highlights. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, approaching, but not quite achieving creaminess. The taste was a riot of flavors - big on anise, some sweet chocolate, a little smoke. This was the kind of beer that I could really get behind! I always characterize myself as a self-avowed hophead, but I will try anything once. This was a perfect example of why one should keep an open mind. I am a big supporter of the brewery and until they let me down, I will champion their cause. The dictum on this site has been review to taste, not to style, but in this case, it tasted great and was stylistically spot-on. Finish was semi-sweet and very satisfying. The flavors all melded together beautifully and left me wishing for more.

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Photo of Titanium147
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

St. Peter's Old-Style Porter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 615 ratings