6.19.2006

The First Official House of X Beer Review

And tonight's inaugural brew? None other than St. Peter's Cream Stout.



"Fuggles" and "Challenger" hops plus a blend of 4 local barley malts create an aromatic, strong, dark chocolate cream stout with a satisfying bittersweet aftertaste. Gold Medal winner in the International Beer Competition in 2003 and 2004. Serve at room temperature.

I stuck mine in the fridge, to the contrary of what St. Peter's Brewery suggests, but it was still good. I'm at the end of my glass, and it's warmed up to room temp, and it's still tasty. The flavor starts out a little chocolatey, then leaves a bitter, nutty aftertaste, with a hint of coffee. It's an excellent, smooth stout that won't leave you hangin'. I will defnintely be buying more of this stuff. Expect $3.49 for a 16.9 oz bottle.

8 comments:

E said...

Sounds good, hopefully this will become a semi-regular thing. This way all of your blog readers can use you as a guinea pig for beers to go out and try.....if they receive a good review.

Jeff said...

I'm always down to be the beer guinea pig.

I'm also down for suggestions, so reply to this thread with something you're curious about, or leave 'em in the Tagboard. I'd like to try to do one every week or two. Maybe I'll start another section in the sidebar for past reviews, too.

Kevin Sole said...

I find beer to be about the single most repulsive thing I have ever had the displeasure of drinking.

Why do people find it so appealing?

It's like... so many people like Howard Chaykin's art, and I'm going.. wha?

It's always so.. bitter. Swallowing beer scrapes it's way down my throat. I dunno. Don't see the appeal.

If you can review a beer that tastes good to people that don't like beer, I'll try it.

Jeff said...

Hmm. I've really got no opinion on Chaykin's art. I guess I'm not that familiar with it, but I don't think it's bad from the few scans I've found online just now.

With beer, I know I didn't like it the first time I tried it, and it took a little while to develop a taste. Luckily, I did it in college. It helps to start on one that you like, and then branch out from there. Any cheap American beers (Bud, Coors, Miller) you'll want to stay away from, cause those will probably turn you off to beer completely. I think Stella Artois might be an easy, tasty one to try out. It's a little pricey here, so I'm not sure how much it'd be up there, but it's good, not too heavy, and not too strong in bitterness

I like a beer strong on malt and caramel flavors, and a little on the bitter side. Red beers, Ales, & Stouts usually do the trick for me. That doesn't mean that's what I prefer 100% of the time, but if I go to a microbrewery, that's what I tend to lean toward.

If you ever get a chance to taste a friend's beer, or the restaurant/bar you go to offers samples, take advantage and try what you can. It's really not as bad as you think

Kevin Sole said...

Next chance I have to drink a Stella, then, I'll do that.

But I think I'll stick to things like Rum & Coke.

6 of those slammed back, and I'm done. :p

barbie said...

the oddest thing: i have a number of friends who said they would never like beer. the beer that changed their minds (and mine)? guinness. on draught, mind you. not a nice light wheat beer, but a heavy beer that you have to chew.

Jeff said...

Amen to that, baby. Guinness. 100%.

David Press said...

Indeed. Guiness doesn't need a review, it is flawless in my opinion. Stella, is a good beer. Very light you could drink about eight to nine of them and be buzzed and not hungover in the morning. I'll drink it if I want to tone myself down after drinking quite a few Guiness.

Here's some beer from my hometown, which you probably can't get: http://www.ubuale.com/home.htm. Been a long time since I've had myself an Ubu