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Thornbridge Brewery

St Petersburg Imperial Stout

Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle. Jet black pour with standard appearance in terms of head and lace. Not a great deal to report but nevertheless, looks good. Nose is quite rich and boozy and promises much. Frankly, tastes are less impressive. There is a very distinct chalky nature to the beer which detracts from the richness in the mouth and also leads to a diminished taste profile. Elements of alcohol and light roasts are there, but the residue that coats the teeth and tongue...

Halcyon

500 mL bottle, gold foil on the neck. Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2009 hop harvest, beer bottled in April 2010. OK, pretty interested to find my first Thornbridge beer in the US, There's been plenty of talk about this brewery and I'm keen to make up my own mind and to experience some of their beers for myself. Very unusual appearance. In a nutshell the beer resembles a Hefe in terms of the color. A hazy, orange, butterscotch affair with some fizzy carbonation. Head is small and not very well...