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Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Whisky Barrel Aged

Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Whisky Barrel Aged
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask & Bottle conditioned, Special;
St Petersburg imperial stout aged in a Scottish whisky barrel for 2 1/2 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 A Mes rate: Bottle at RBESG.
Thornbridge Hall just get better. This is an absolute stunner. Black with an excellent tan head. Assertive dark malty aroma with light spice and peaty notes from the barrel. Roasty chocolate flavour with lovely smoky liquorice, maple syrup and just a lick of malty whiskey. Thick and sweet but not at all cloying. Would love to try a cask of this. Superb stuff again from one of my favourite English brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - JAN 23, 2008
I debated about how to rate this. You see there are actually three of these. One aged in a speyside whiskey (8%) one aged in a highland whiskey (9%) and the last one aged in a Islay whiskey (10%). I did a tasting of all three and they all have different characters. This rating is for the Islay which was the best of teh lot. Pours Black with nice sized tan head. The aroma has definate whiskey flavours. The peat and salt of the Islay whiskey (Coal Ila) is clearly evident. The taste brings out more of the usual stout attributes with nice sweetness of caramel and chocolate along with some good bitterness in the finish. Thanks to the guys at the brewery for holding these back for me. The Highland would score 8/5/7/4/15 The Speyside 7/5/7/4/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to the Reluctant Scooper and Colin. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some smoked meat, dark malts, cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor with some burnt earth, charred meat, vanilla, dark bread, earth, baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with some further burnt meat, smoke, chocolate, ash, minerals. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle @ home.
[ Courtesy of Phil / Kelly ]. Clear dark black brown color with a large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, wood - oak, light notes of vanilla, licorice notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, salty, whisky notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic - whisky. [20091104]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9581) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle National Winter Beer Festival, Manchester 2008 courtesy of Craig, cheers mate! Poured black, quite thick and sweet looking, unlike the Paradox tried on cask at this event this didnít have such a robust whisky aroma, it was there, but it had to jockey for position with some chocolate and cream. The taste was wonderfully warming as the whisky was starting to assert itself, but the milky chocolate flooded through again, quite heavenly and moreish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2007
bottled, rbesg07. pretty close to black. aroma of whipped cream, cocoa powder and a hint of whisky smokiness. luscious texture, coffee, vanilla cream, tasty indeed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
A kind gift from ratebeer member Fin (who got it off another kind RB fella), met him with our kid at the manchester winter ales festival. Good work fella! Ta very much. By far the best whisky aged beer Iíve had. By quite a stretch, I didnít care for some of the others Iíve had. In fact I fucking hated the bastards. Unfortunately my notes contain a shit load of abuse to my ex wife. Got the numbers though, fuck you bitch!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottled at RBESG 2007. A dark brown beer with a brownish head. The aroma is sweet with notes of whiskey, malt, and some roasted malt. The flavor too sweet for my liking with notes of wood, roasted malt, leading to a dry woody finish. The whiskey burns slightly in the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin /reluctantscoop. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, earth, vanilla, whisky, milk chocolate and maltesers. The taste is smooth, sweet, milk chocolate, biscuit, whisky, malteser, earth, warming alcohol and medicinal with a long toasty finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle split at Bruceís pad, from one of Reluctant Scoops charity draws, 24/10/14. Light black with a good sized dirty tan head that dissipates to a swirl and edgeing. Nose is light roast, earthy, toffee, subtle whisky, spice, liqourice. Taste comprises chocolate, spice, light whisky, woody notes, chocolate maltesers. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light warming alcohol in the close. Decent impy, has held up well.

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