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St Petersburg Imperial Stout - Thornbridge Brewery

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St Petersburg Imperial StoutSt Petersburg Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2006)
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

Bitter with a rough finish.

sheltone60, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

kjkinsey, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Andy_Luft, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

jzlyo, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Patitifa, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

humpty1602, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY. 2012 vintage has aged well.

Pours out a deep dark black, with a one inch mocha-colored foamy head that recedes quickly. A little bit of lacing.

Smells heavenly, lots of chocolate and a little bit of coffee. A small amount of roasted malt as well.

The taste is similar, but more complex. There is a slight peat-like smokiness, some tobacco, and leather, with lots of creamy milk chocolate flavors. Slight bit of espresso-like bitterness, other than that, this beer is very smooth with minimal roasted malt flavor.

Thick body, not quite as viscous as some other stouts of its type, but still quite full. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable.

A classic that has taken to aging well, I'm glad I picked this one.

GreesyFizeek, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

DirkNachbar, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

rolltide8425, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chocolate black with an inch of sudsy light tan head. Retention is awesome.

There's a little more than mild oxidation in the nose, but there are stout notes offered. Dark chocolate, berries, chewy toffee, cardboard, and English ale maltiness.

Richer flavors of roast, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, anisette, cereal grains, leather, red apple skins, cardboard, and winey fruits. Hints of bitter tobacco smoke. Carries age. Not bad.

A lot of crumpled carbonation with only a medium body. Light for the style, typical of the real-deal English version.

thecheapies, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

danielfda, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Durge, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Exeter, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

sclitch, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

hansavijaticar, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

leitmotif, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Ciocanelu, Dec 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Novare for my uprising.

I subbed this for a RIS they were out of.

Served in a goblet the beer presents a nice lace and tan head.

The nose is roasted and smoky like a camp fire, not smoked meats. There is a definite sweetness but it is balanced with the smoke

The tastes is great, very english, creamy malt and a lingering roastyness. The roast reveal a nice smoke, almost peaty.

This beer reminds me of a local RIS that was aged in peat smoked scotch barrels very nice

bishopdc0, Sep 24, 2013
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St Petersburg Imperial Stout from Thornbridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.