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Laitilan Kievari Imperiaali

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Brewed by Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
Style: Imperial Stout
Laitila, Finland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Panimomestareidemme taidonnäyte ja samalla LWT Oy:n 15-vuotistaivalta kunnioittava juhlaolut. Suodattamaton pintahiivaolut, mitä on kypsytetty 15 kuukautta. Maultaan erittäin täyteläinen, voimakkaasti humaloitu, paahteisen maltainen, suklainen ja kahvimainen. EBC yli 300, EBU 82.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Sinful and black as the deepest dungeon. Frothy big beige head. One big lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff. Typical impy aroma. Chocolate, coffee and mild licorice. Full body and tad sweet. Rich bitterness and a soft carbonation. Maybe to much bitterness. Chocolate, coffee and mild roasted flavor with some licorice in the end. Very dry! A decent IS, but not a classic.
[Bottle from a trade with rosenbergh]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minihame2 (198)
- Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2014
Black body, no head. Very nice aroma with malts, syrup and sugar. Taste is quite dry, slightly bitter. Slick mouthfeel and very little carbonation. Not very good for an imp stout in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (135) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Opaque black color with thick head. Oily appearance can be seen clear when pouring the beer. Aroma has loads of roastiness with elements of coffee and chocolate. Taste is sour, balanced and lasting. Flavors of black currant, liquorice and some roasted malt. Bitter and sweet aftertaste. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10032) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Black and opague. Nutty caramelly aroma with hints of licorice. Roasty, alcoholic flavor. Licorice, salt, coffee. Sweet, firmly hopped. Fairly well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared with Nimrod and Yael. Thanks Israel Falka! Very black, opaque, with a foamy tan head. Malt, plum raisins and faint smoke aroma. Tastes very bitter yet delicate, piney but definitely not hoppy. Full-bodied, dry, astringent finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized creamy light to medium brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, liquorice, some hops. Taste malts, hops, liquorice, a touch of sweet-bitter. Not your typical imperial stout, but very enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Very, very dark brown colour with a creamy light brown head. Smells chocolate, coffee, roasty, sweet, slightly iron. Tastes sweet, roasty, coffee, some liquorice and iron though. Medium to full body, nice carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket i Skibotn 13 Apr 14. Svart. Pent mokkafarget skum som varer en stund. Lav teppelacing. God lakrisaroma. Smaken er veldig behagelig. Melkesjokolade. Skikkelig kos!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llkc (374) - århus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
duft: rugbrød, ristet malt, ellers ikke den store duft. smag: smag af rugbrød. malt. ristet malt. kaffe. en smule bitter eftersmag. svag smag af røg.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Jan, thanks! Black with a beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma has chocolate, dark rye bread, roasted malt. Taste match the aroma and also has some sweet note (vanilla?) as well as lots of bitter hops. Full body, soft carbonation, soft, velvety mouth feel. After taste is herbal bitter and long.


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