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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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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 (2162) - 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 (7220) - 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 (3792) - 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 (4003) - 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 (337) - 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 (394) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarkam (369) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
330ml bottle. Black colour, small mostly vanishing frothy brown head, lacing. Heavily malty roasty aroma of coffee, dark bread and a hint of chocolate, heavy peppery and herbal hops. Taste is initially slightly sour and bitter, turning into heavily bitter finish with a moderately alcoholic feel. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite nice aroma but could have a more robust maltiness to cover the alcohol better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (172) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Black beer with a smallish brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted and bready malts, rye bread, a bit sweet. Some fruity hops too. Taste is dark roasty malts, hops, hint of alcohol. Rather bitter. Mouthfeel rather full and smooth, starts with a bit too high co2 though. Good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpkeskinen (181) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
From a bottle. Strong, sweet and very good taste. Looks amazing in a bottle, dark as death.


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