bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
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 Jan’s do at Parson’s Green. Apologies for this mate, but thanks so much for making this beer happen. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
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 (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
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 (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
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 (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen and then the White Horse, 2nd August 2010. What a fittingly fantastic beer to celebrate Jan’s 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 (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Cask ’n’ Kitchen and then again later at the Sloany Pony, oh the decadence.DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
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? It’s 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 it’s kicked to death by more coffee and then maybe just a hint of coconut in the aftertaste. Absolutely bloody brilliant.
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 (17078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2010
Cask (White Horse, Parson’s Green, London)hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
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, Mikkeller’s Bear Geek Brunch Weasel now has a rival - and I think this might be the winner.
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
Cask (handpull) CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico and White Horse, Parson’s Green. Welcome to the wonderful world of St Petersburg Mocha. The solid roasty notes of good ol’ 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.