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Laitilan Kievari Imperiaali

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1157) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Thanks to Jan (rosenbergh) for this one hand-carried to Hawaii from Finland! Motor oil brown and thick with a brown head. Smokey, black licorice, cocoa. Rich chewy malts, treacle, earthy (peat?) Sweet but balanced with light bittering hops and hints of smoke, quite tasty! A thick, rich & strong beer. I do like this one but then again, I love Impy Stouts!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaroMantic (6) - - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Black body with brown coffee-colored top. Aroma of espresso and salty licorice. Taste follows the aroma quite nicely, adding roasted malts and slight smoke. Palate is quite full with a somewhat oily texture. Mouthfeel is rich and balanced (as you would expect from a Finnish Imperial Stout). Overall it’s a good beer (Imperial Stouts rarely let you down), though there are plenty of better Imperial Stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (350) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Huge brown head. Deep black brown. Spicy aroma. Strong, roasted malts, bitter, rich, balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1334) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Kavu, thanks!
Almost black body, with a quite small, dense, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of espresso, bitter chocolate, liquorice, dried fruits, some smoke.
Taste follows this, with a pleasantly dry roastiness.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, with espresso, bitter chocolate, liquorice, slight smoke.

Very nice. Straight and pleasantly dry, with really enjoyable espresso notes. Also some well integrated smoke notes, that give it more depth. Not among the best Imperial Stouts I’ve had, but a tasty style example I would gladly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simay (73) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
Dark reddish brown, almost black colour with a little dark tan-coffee colour head. Looks really inviting. Aroma: alcoholic, liquorice, raisins, a little bit rotten fruit-banana notes, spices, roasted. Taste: really strong bitter coffee beans, bitter dark cacao, weird but somehow along with others, I smell and taste rotten fruits-banana from this beer almost like a weed beer. Has bitter coffee aftertaste. Goes really good with chocolate dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (517) - - OCT 29, 2015
0,33 l pullo @ Werkmeister’s place. Kauniin punertavan tummanruskea. Tuoksussa mausteisuutta, pehmeää paahteisuutta, aavistus savua. Rusinaa säilöttyä tummaa hedelmää. Maussa selvästi kahvia, karvasta tummaa suklaata. Kuivattua luumua.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (1297) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
0,33l bottle at home shared by Kavu & wiosna, big thanks. BB 08/2018. black color, small quite dark coffee-colored head. smells roast, spices, lightly sour, fruits, coffee, light smoke, bitter chocolate, raisins. very lovely smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes lightly sour, some fruits, light green apples, raisins, roast, earthy notes, coffee, light licorice, some herbs. finishes dry and roasted / also herbal bitter with some earthy notes. wow, lovely beer, quite complex, love the sour and earthy notes. good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (751) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from Local Euro Swap 3/2015, cheers VastActiv! Pours black with a tan head. Earthy, leather, sweet liquorice, smoke, roast, somewhat medicinal, tar, but all quite balanced. Heavy sweet and bitter, slightly salty, creamy, full body, soft carbonation, lasting dry, bitter, citrus and roasty finish. Good solid stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (593) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2015
Black color, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice. Dry sweet taste has similar notes plus some grapefruit and hops in bitter finish and aftertaste. Full body and medium carbonation. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (139) - - OCT 10, 2015
Pours deep brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, toast, molasses. Flowers, grass, herbs. Earthy, basement aromas. Notes of toffee, maple syrup, red berries and cola. Flavor is light sweetness, heavy bitter, light sour. Rather dry roasted finish, long. Body is medium, palate is oily, carbonation is medium. Nice dry and demanding brew.

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