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Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Islay Whisky Reserve

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Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Islay Whisky Reserve
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Matured for 300 days in a Caol Ila cask


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakrock (102) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Kaisla. Rich and extremely soft to be such a strong beer. Chocolate, roasted apple, almonds and brie cheese. Unfortunately a slight taste of overnight ashtray. Great palate - super foamy - smalls bubbles. Yes, would like to have another soon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a small light brown head. The aroma holds aggressive notes of whisky up front – smoke, wet stone, tar and peat. Undertones of chocolate roast and earth. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic. Smoke, tar, chocolate, earth, stone and meat. The mouthfeel is soft, almost velvety and bit watery with almost no carbonation. Lingering whisky aftertaste with hints of roast. Near medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Black with a small tan head. Strong iodine and peat aroma with some licorice. Sweetish overwhelming peat smoke flavour.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle (2006 vintage) at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours murky black with a foamy, white head. Huge peat aroma, also some wood. Very sweet flavor, great earthy character, more peat, mild roast and cocoa. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Outrageously good finish, mlid warmth, very little burn. Peat galore, mild cocoa, dark sugars. This stuff is just incredible. Beautiful barrel integration. Great balance. Miraculous character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Black, small tan ring head. Clear islay aroma, roastiness too. Islay all over the taste too. Smooth palate, but a nice tingle from burntness, hops and even a little alcohol. Good, but lacking the wow that would make me wax lyrical and throw around stunning scores.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours black with small bubbles on top. Islay and coffee roast. Heavy peat. Smooth and oaky. Really well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle (Grand Tasting at RBESG 2011, London) at Dean Swift. Clear brown - white head. Smokey, iod, peated, burned malts, oiley, ashtray, hard burned malts. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2011
2006 bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, held at Dean Swift. Peaty Islay nose, smoke, dry. Flavor is huge peat, smoke, coffee, chocolate. Doesn’t work for me at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, ashtray, tarish and smoked. Sweet, dense malty, peaty, dark smoked, meaty and light acidic touch. Ends dry and dense smoked to tarish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish/black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty very smoky islay aroma. Roasted malty smoky islay flavor with some hints of chocolate and licorice. Has a roasted malty strong smoky islay finish.


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