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Friday, April 21, 2006

Beer Tasting: St. Peter's Old-Style Porter

This is a porter style from St. Peter's Brewery, St. Peter's Hall, Nr. Bungay, Suffolk, UK. This 16.9 fluid ounce bottle was purchased from Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill, NJ. After our experience with this beer (and previously the ale) from St. Peter's we are anxious to try more. So far, if you're keeping score, we liked the ale and loved the porter! Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: deep red birch beer, persisting thin head and ring Bryan: pours smoothly with a 1/2 inch head that hangs around for a while; fairly dark in color Smell Adam: raisins & brown sugar, malt Bryan: bitter dark chocolate for sure Taste Adam: like a bread pudding with persisting slight sweetness Bryan: not quite as big and complex as the nose might suggest; not as much up front but the dry bitterness at the end is noticeable Mouthfeel Adam: surprisingly not too heavy Bryan: not as heavy as you might expect Drinkability Adam: again surprisingly drinkable and delicious Bryan: oh yeah baby! (though, note, colder seems to be better in this case...approximately 50F) Seconds? Adam: I'll have another pint Bryan: Yes

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