St Petersburg Imperial Stout - Thornbridge Brewery
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4.29/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
05-12-2014 05:08:06 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.68/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
03-22-2014 14:56:54 | More by thecheapies
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
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
09-24-2013 22:30:46 | More by bishopdc0
3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
Pours black with a large, light tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, nutty and toasty characters, soft spicy and grassy hops. Also some oats and soft booze.
Flavours mainly concentrate of roasted malt and booze. Some of the spicy hops transfer through, leading to a very aggressive bitterness in the finish.
Carbonation seems a little aggressive too.
09-12-2013 04:47:58 | More by CrazyDavros
St Petersburg Imperial Stout from Thornbridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.