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Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Highland Whisky Reserve

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Matured for 300 days in a Mortlach cask

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Bottle. Very dark wit hints if deep brown toward the edges and a healthy dose of beige film. The whiskey flavours are sligthly more obvious here than in its sister beers. Very oaked and some slight eggyness. Slightly burnt, metallic peatiness. In the mouth is is milky and smooth with an intense cloying effect. Flavours of burnt toffee, vanilla, tingles of ginger and a rich and lovely maltiness. Lovely and pretty full on. Oct 2010 - Dark as hell. Lovely, savoury whisky aromas. Smoky light bacon aromas with a milky creaminess. Dang that is sublime. BOOM, dang so subtle and yet, so deep.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchants. Black, quiet carbonation, small head. Liquorice, coffee, treackle. A little smoke. Sweet malty palate, the ghost of the whisky laughing in the background. Strong, long lasting whisky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2009
Black with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, whiskey, dark chocolate and woody notes. Sweet flavour with whiskey, wood, burned malt, smoke, dark chocolate and vanilla. Finished sweet with warming alcohol. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (10872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is spicy whisky, light smoke, chocolate, taste is similar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2009
Bottled. A very dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of whiskey, tar, seaweed, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and whiskey, as well as medium notes of soy sauce, wood, and tar, leading to a dry, woody and roasted finish. Huge thanks to fonefan for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild smoked and roasted malt. Smoked and roasted malt flavoured. Ash-tray like and subdued sweetness. Smooth roasted and dark malty flavoured into the finish. Roasted and smoked lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
Bottle. I didn’t like this as much as the other two, but it was still pretty tasty. Once again the balance is there as seen in the other too, but this seems a bit sweeter, and has a slightly flabbier mouth feel. Slightly peaty, but more roasty in character. Soft, round and smooth. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2009
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Vintage 2006. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Old woody aroma in combination with the hard roasted malts. Solid body, a little low in carbonation, hard roasted malt, licorice and a little tar. The woody whisky accents are there but are subdued. A little roasted malt bitterness in the finish and some warming alcohol. 231009

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 375ml.
Clear dark black to brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, wood - wood sour, alcohol - whisky notes. Flavor is light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic and warm. [20091023]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s hotel room, thanks to fonefan for sharing. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of whisky, caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of whisky, caramel, dark chocolate and dried fruits. Roasted finish of whisky.

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