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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 6
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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sheltone60

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.7%

Bitter with a rough finish.

08-31-2014 03:47:45 | More by sheltone60
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-18-2014 23:15:49 | More by kjkinsey
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-11-2014 14:04:34 | More by Andy_Luft
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1%

08-09-2014 00:06:31 | More by jzlyo
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Patitifa

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-14-2014 08:55:04 | More by Patitifa
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humpty1602

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-03-2014 07:06:41 | More by humpty1602
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1%

05-31-2014 18:00:08 | More by endless1408
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

05-27-2014 18:25:36 | More by Latarnik
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%

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
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DirkNachbar

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1%

05-07-2014 18:43:13 | More by DirkNachbar
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

04-14-2014 16:49:40 | More by rolltide8425
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-22-2014 23:19:39 | More by afsdan
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%

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
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

02-24-2014 19:52:38 | More by HopStoopid120
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danielfda

Italy

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

01-26-2014 00:58:44 | More by danielfda
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

01-20-2014 07:17:50 | More by Durge
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-19-2014 06:02:26 | More by Exeter
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-07-2014 18:16:28 | More by sclitch
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-23-2013 20:50:28 | More by hansavijaticar
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leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-22-2013 20:42:48 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-22-2013 20:19:33 | More by Ciocanelu
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

11-18-2013 14:49:15 | More by beernads
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-07-2013 17:57:21 | More by dcmchew
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-01-2013 17:08:00 | More by EmperorBevis
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

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
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St Petersburg Imperial Stout from Thornbridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.