St. Peter’s Old Style Porter

May 13, 2010

The St. Peter’s Old Style Porter is neither big nor bold, nor does it have any unique ingredients.  It does not push the envelope of what can be considered be a porter, or beer for that matter.  It may not be any of those things, but it is good.  It has enough roasted malt and coffee aroma and flavor to be a faithful rendition of the style, and has enough extra hoppy bitterness to be just a little different and set itself apart from the pack.  The Old Style Porter pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights if held up to the light, with almost no head.  It has a slightly thin mouthfeel, which is not what I expect from porters.  While I do not think they should be as chewy as stouts, I want a little more heft to them than this one has.  The V-Man proclaimed it the best porter he had ever had.  I cannot go that far but give it a 6/10.


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