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Plevnan Siperia Imperial Stout 2010 Hanniku

Formerly brewed at Koskipanimo
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampere, Finland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Siperia aged 5 months in the Jack Daniels whiskey barrels. This special version of Siperia is named after Mr. Hannu Nikulainen (Hanniku), who has reached 10,000 ratings in the year 2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 (Draught,@Pikkulintu, sampled 2010-06-16) Almost black with a small, firm, beige head. Roasted-malty nose with licorice and reasonably aromatic hops. Flavor is sourish-malty and salty with aromatic hops, licorice, tar, and vanilla oakiness. Medium to full body, very low in CO2. A pleasantly matured and balanced IS with softened hops, but oak bringing in more complexity and vanilla. A great beer to celebrate a great friend! The bottled version was unfortunately slightly burned, but most importantly harshly starchy (would have given a 3.8).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at Plevna with Hannu. Pitch black with long lasting creamy tan head. Bright flowery-citrusy hop aroma with firm aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon andlicorice. Rich bittersweet flavor with licorice, lemony hops, bourbon and subdued roastedness. Smooth, very warming palate with full body. The bourbon character is strong but so is the base beer, the balance is fine. In the aging the roastedness has been diminished and smoothed and now the american hops do not clash with roastedness like in the standard Siperia. The bottled version has less hop flavor and aroma and more roast, I prefer the draught version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ Petalax Beer Festival 2010 - the 4th. edition.

[ Drunk in the company of Hannu himself ;O) ]. Clear dark dark black color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, cask wood, vanilla, moderate hoppy, licorice notes, light alcohol - whisky. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100703]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle at Pikkulintu. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dried fruits and oak with notes of chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits with notes of bourbon, vanilla and liquorice. Roasted finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Plevna - siperia Barrel aged Hanniki Bottle at Piklulintu.  Pitch black - nice brown head.  Wooden. Burned. Light hoppy. Lakridskonfekt. Bourbon. Coffee. Light sweetness. Nice licorice. Oily. Light smokey notes. Nice smooth. 

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hanniku (13) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2010
Draught and 50 cl bottle at Plevna, Tampere. Opaque black color with a medium tan head. Intense and rich aroma with sweetness, roastedness, wood, vanilla, medicin, licorice, chocolate, coffee, raisins and slight alcohol. An abundant and balanced flavor follows the pattern of the aroma. Also a long and abundant sweetish and gently hoppy aftertaste. The bottled version appears little bit softier and it has more vanilla. A successful barrel aging; cordial thanks to Koskipanimo brewmasters Sam and Jukka (and Markku R. and Timo A.) for this celebration beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
On tap. Pours pitch black with barely any head; aroma is roasted malty and slightly underlying fruity with notes of vanill, licorice and - milk; flavor is bitter and roasty with balancing vanill sweetness and herbal licorice notes finishing salty; quite full-bodied with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10391) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 500 ml bottle at Plevna, Tampere, Finland.
Black colour with no head. Aroma: dark roasted malt, berries, soft alcohol, roasted malt, liquorice, medicine and mint. Flavour: roasted malt, sweet caramel, liquorice, hints of coffee, medicine, salty liquorice, hops and smooth alcohol. Some hops in aftertaste. Well balanced. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
Draught (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - drunk in the company of Hannu himself!
7 sweet dark fruits,
5 black, and deep tan head, rises very slowly.
8 full burnt roasty body touch of ginger, touch of spice.
4 smooth, soft palate, co2 low. sweet vanilla and gentle burntness in the finish.
15 big and fruity and estery bringing lightness, yet deep and heady. I have to agree with mjs - the normal siperia can be so stunning that this doesn’t lift the beer beyond that. It’s also a bit confusing, as it’s exactly half way between a pesapuu sipper and a siperia quaffer - what size portion and glass should I use!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2010
{thoughts} A well integrated, barrel-aged imperial stout with luscious mouthfeel and a primary focus on chocolate and vanilla. The finish contains some alcohol roughness and the bitterness feels a touch too high for me at this point. The barrel and age treatment does however have the lovely effect of reducing the piny harshness of the original version.

{elements} Deep black hue with the lightest scruff of brown foam. Strong aroma of chocolate and vanilla, bolstered by whiskey and licorice with a tease of pine; raisin and Madeira notes develop with warmth. Forcefully sweet matched by an equally powerful bitterness; acidity is thankfully mild; flavors match the aroma though the bitterness juts out a bit, whiskey noticeable mostly in the aftertaste. Silky texture, full bodied, soft carbonation, slight alcohol roughness. 50 cl bottle at Plevna.

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