This fine beer is a blend of a mature old ale and a younger light beer – just as a true Porter should be. The marriage produces an extremely characterful brew which is dark in colour and complex in taste.
This seems to me to be what the traditional English porter should be: dark, but light-bodied mouthfeel, easily drinkable, well-rounded flavor—not too heavy, but still has complexities. (I’m basing my assessment of the "traditional English porter" on what I’ve read about it; a blending of two or three types of beer to produce the darker, easily drinkable ale favored by the Porters of London… sounds pretentious, I know, I can’t help it.) There was very little carbonation, I wonder if that’s typical of St. Peter’s beers (their Organic Ale had minimal carbonation, too).
It gets a respectable BeerAdvocate score as well: an overall score of 85 (out of 100), and an average review score of 3.8 (out of five). And it came in the sweet flask bottle that I liked about the Organic Ale, too.
I’m going to start keeping an eye out for more of St. Peter’s beers, so far I’ve been reasonably impressed with the two I’ve been able to find. I definitely recommend this porter.