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

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (791) - - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with small fast vanishing brown tan head. At first taste is very smooth and rounded with some harsh in it and a nice alcohol warmth. Notes of roasted malts, salty licorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Slightly too harsh at end. Needs something to balance the harsh aftertaste with. After getting used to it the harsh aftertaste mellows down a bit revealing more tasting sides of this one.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jampura (67) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Positiivinen yllätys. Tuhti, reipas tiukka maku. Hyvin paahtunut, eli siinä kitkerän rajalla.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartR (280) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2016
Oh wow.. what’s the funky taste. I can’t get a hold of it. Feels like lactose, but it’s not. Coffee definitely, but not only that. Melted and burnt chocolate. Nicely full bodied and reasonably toasted (roasted). I also get some hoppiness. At first the booze was tickling a bit and later the hop bitterness takes over. Well good, that’s what I wanted.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5786) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle share at Canary Wharf. I’ve written down ’Laitila Kievari Olutta’ 9.2%. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Black with a small foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is treacle up front, chocolate syrup, floral. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is coffee, salty, molasses, floral, earthy, dark malts. Decent. (3.5)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice, caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
A nice imperial stout that borders right on the edge of being too sweet but doesn’t go over. Very thick with a full roasted malt body. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
17th April 2016
Opaque dark brown beer, big fluffy tan head. Airy palate, mildly dry. Reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, a little dark chocolate. Light tang. Touches of dark fruits and coffee. Malty dark chocolate finish, like dark chocolate malteasers. A light and approachable RIS.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42 9/3/16. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Viscous opaque black coloured pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is dark choc malts, some plum jammy fruits, harsh alcohol. Flavour is composed of tangy bitter dark choc, plummy Figgy passing, bitter dark choc. Palate is medium full bodies, grainy, solvent, moderate carbonation. Velvety. Lingering hot alcohol, little headache inducing. Rich dark choc.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
330ml bottle shared at the Mar-16 Level 42 CW tasting, London. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet and herbal, with molasses, some cardboard and herbs. Taste is sweet molasses upfront then more bitter herbal liqueur and burnt wood. Old cardboard and molasses. Light to medium bodied with light to ok carbonation. Overall, ok

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11993) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at level 42. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, brown bad, chocolate cake, malt loaf and earth. The taste is rich, malt loaf, salty, umami, roasted malts, coffee grounds, sticky, herbal, light spice and charred wood with dry, roasted finish. Full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Bottle shared in London - picked up in a trade. Pours black-brown with a frothy, tan head. Hearty burnt toast in the nose, sugary chocolate, earth, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with notes of licorice, ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa, scorched earth, raisins, old leather. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, with lots more bitter dark chocolate, more earth, dried dark fruits, raisins, some woody dryness. Good stuff.


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