St. Peter’s Cream Stout

Not sure what to think on this one, to be honest.  I decided to stay on the dark beer path tonight and opened this bottle that has been in the fridge for a couple of months… happily waiting until it was its turn to head down my gullet.

I have to admit, St. Peter’s Cream Stout hit me wrong right off the bat.  I pour into my mug revealed what smelled like old paint or deck stain.  Funny enough, my wife actually says it smells good… I think the fact that she spent time staining the fence today has gone to her head, but that is neither here nor there. 🙂

Either way, I gave it a go on the taste and breathed a sigh of relief as I realized that it didn’t taste like paint or stain.  Instead, you can definitely taste the roasted malts and while there is not a complex aftertaste, it isn’t bad.  As I sit here and drink it, it warms up a bit and starts to smell more like it should.  Roasted malt and a hint of hops start to emerge and the taste brings out a little more complexity in the body.  Ah… but where is the cream, you may ask… it isn’t… it just isn’t there.  Creamless in Seattle, I am afraid.

Overall, not a bad beer but in the land of great stouts and porters, this one definitely doesn’t stand out.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


About dugpark

I'm really just happy to be here on this wild ride we call life.
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