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Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Highland Whisky Reserve

 (RETIRED)
overall
96
49
style
Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matured for 300 days in a Mortlach cask


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 31, 2013
Würzig malziger Antrunk, angenehm, geringe Intensität gemessen am Alkohol und der Lagerung. Leicht röstig, wenig schokoladig, verhalten. OK aber nicht besonders. 10/10/10/11/10/10

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
375mL 2008 ed green glass thanks to owners of The Birch for sharing with us. Deeper mahogany pour. Cola red highlights. Spots of tan lacing. Nose is red apple skin heavy, sweet cider, sugar, lots of acetaldehyde or oxidation. Taste thinner, black pepper, sweet red apple. Hmmm. Palate is very thin for style. Lots of red apple skins, mealy. Interesting- very excited to have tried this rarity :)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Black with a little tan head. Good bit whisky in the aroma, little smokiness, chocolate, cola. Taste has good bit of whisky, faint caramel and cola. Sweet with a clean finish. Perhaps a little thin again. Clean finish. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
In bottle, thanks Craig. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice, raisins, soy sauce and alcohol. Similar flavours with whiskey, dark chocolate, oak and alcohol again. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very well balanced. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle@Home. Vanilla, black chocolate and whisky aroma. Opaque, light brown head, good lace. Malts, vanilla, wood, chocolate, light dusty. Nice body but could be thicker. Flavourful, still easy going.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. End of evening rating! Opaque black beer. Slightly smoky whisky dominates a little lactose sweet malt. Finishes dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Tap @ pre-ZBF 2010. Same background as the speyside Slight other whisky notes, less peat. More rounded and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2010
PreZBF - black, with a brown head that diminished quickly. Aroma is whisky, roasted malts, caramel and a bit of fruits. Medium dense body with low carbonation. Not too complex. I am personally not crazy about the whisky aroma present, but it’s not overwhelming, and still very much enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2010
@ Pre ZBF. The aroma has whisky, dark malts. Black coloured beer with a thin, beige head. The taste is sweet, some bitterness, has some wood, whisky and dark malts. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Similar in appearance to the other BA Impy’s. Black with creamy beige head. Aroma of peat smoke, chocolate, fruit sweetness and of course whisky. Same flavour. A little more subtle that the others in the series. Dry finish - even slightly chalky. It’s OK.


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