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Thornbridge Bolvig Saint Petersburg Deluxe Edition

Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Brewed to celebrate the star that is FoneFan as he enters the ratebeer masters

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the C&K, Pimlico. Come on guys! How can you possibly give this beer anything short of a mid 4? Stunning body, roast malts and coffee with a distinct barrel aged woodiness. Plenty of alcohol but so drinkable. I drank far too many of these and subsequently failed to reach Janís do at Parsonís Green. Apologies for this mate, but thanks so much for making this beer happen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Wow. Truely outstanding. Opaque in colour; dark rich malts, creamy, guey, vanilla, really nice levels of bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee.Oily, low carbanation. Just an outstanding world class beer. Thanks Jan for this beer. This HAS to be brewed again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Tap that Jans 50th birthday bash ... dark black ... bubbly tan head ... soft coffee ... soft chocolate ... little vanilla nose ... big vanilla pod front ... soft sweet coffee... beautiful ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask handpull at CP&K, Pimlico. Happy Birthday Jan!!! Black, dark brown edges. Thin beige head. Bit of powder, but the coffee is beautiful. Glorious beer. You do have to like coffee to like this Amazing. Amazing roast. Touch of lactic on the finish. Amazing coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen and then the White Horse, 2nd August 2010. What a fittingly fantastic beer to celebrate Janís entry into the Masters Division! Deep chestnut colour with a cream head. The already excellent St. Petersburg with exceptional coffee notes on top and a touch of coconut too. Slips down extremely nicely and very drinkable for the strength. Despite the extraordinary selection on offer that evening, I came back to this for my final couple of glasses of the night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Cask íní Kitchen and then again later at the Sloany Pony, oh the decadence.
Ok, so the regular Saint Petersburg on cask and in form is already a stunning beer. This is even better. Stunning silky mouthfeel. Loads of chocolate and nuts and just a shitload of bitter coffee. Has this been dry beaned? Itís so coffee-ey. Gloriously drinkable. It just slips down with no effort whatsoever. More of the regular version character showing through in the finish with plenty of dark preserve fruit and then itís kicked to death by more coffee and then maybe just a hint of coconut in the aftertaste. Absolutely bloody brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico 02/08/2010 Big coffee aroma. Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a coffee and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (14127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2010
Cask (White Horse, Parsonís Green, London)
8 Wow. Just wow. They have of course "cheated" and just added coffee, but it fits the stout perfectly.
5 Black, tan head
8 Stunning, the coffee is so well integrated in the beer. Some creamy banana milkshake too, and a touch of vanilla.
5 So smooth, so full, and with so many intricate aspects. Finish is roasty - coffee with cream!
16 If you are going to do a gimick (add an unusual beer ingredient) then do it well. On the coffee front, Mikkellerís Bear Geek Brunch Weasel now has a rival - and I think this might be the winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
Cask at FONEFAN in Masters Division Celebration, The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Black with a small off white head. Coffee aroma, intense and in high definition. Taste is sweet, candied black coffee, pleasantly chilled. My appreciation of this wonderful beer was only slightly diminished by the fact that during the moments I was sipping it, harrisoni burst into flames. Spoiler: he made a full recovery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
Cask (handpull) CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico and White Horse, Parsonís Green. Welcome to the wonderful world of St Petersburg Mocha. The solid roasty notes of good olí St P have been mocchanated; full-bodied vanilla, assured coffee depth and just a fleet-footed tango of coconut. Probably the best dark beer by Thornbridge since the original whisky cask versions of St. P. This needs to be an annual - bottled - offering.

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