bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
cgarvieuk (12785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 ...
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.