Since it’s shortly before Christmas the time has come for another nice, strong and darkly aromatic Stout. To be exact, it is time for a Cream Stout, which is brewed with lactose, a sugar derived from milk. I’d like to introduce a really delicious Cream Stout from England: St. Peter’s Cream Stout.
The St. Peter’s Brewery is located in the small English town of Bungay in Suffolk, located northeast of London. Unlike many really old English breweries, the St. Peter’s Brewery is of surprisingly young age and was founded only in 1996. The product range includes many traditional English beer styles, of which I, however, only want to emphasize the Cream Stout today.
With the hops Fuggles and Challenger and five malts you’ll encounter a very aromatic and bitter chocolaty Stout, which is a really excellent companion for a cozy winter evening. Lactose also promises an interesting flavor component, as it can typically be found in Cream Stouts or Milk Stouts (as they are sometimes referred to). Whether alone or in company: St. Peter’s Cream Stout is indeed a really recommendable beer.
On the nose you can immediately scent typical stout aromas: roasted notes, some dark chocolate and a little coffee. On the palate I discover a nicely balanced brew with fine chocolate, strong malt and a little licorice. Even some prunes can be found. A nice and wonderful Cream Stout.
Buying sources: in specialized stores or online.