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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: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

Scauca's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, - JAN 26, 2011
Thanks to Andrè. Black with a beige creamy yet vanishing head. Aroma is very nice, balsamic, with the obvious roasted features and a vanilla touch. Flavourful, creamy, with a slight warming bitter end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4242) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Pikkulintu. Black pour with a touch of tan head. Roasted, light fruit, whiskey and oak aromas. Bourbon, oak, dark malts, bit of alcoholic tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeKeller (904) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, 11/2013. Quite much different than the original Siperia. Interesting whiskey aromas and flavours and less bitterness than regular Siperia. I haven’t been the biggest fan of whiskey barrel "spoiled" beers but found this very enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
From a trade with tiong-thanks, Matias! Very dark black core with some translucency at edges. Big nose of soy and molasses that fades to some bourbon and oak. Flavor the same plus very dark roast but not too bitter coffee and considerable ash on a long finish. Not very viscous bit maybe just the barrel and whiskey thinning, but I am nit-picking. This is top notch stuff...very reminiscent but falls just short of BA Yeti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1998) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 18.6.2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6943) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ brewpub.
Originally rated on 20100618.
Pours pitch black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, some bourbon notes, dark roasted malts and hops. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, some bourbon and vanilla, hoppy dark fruits and chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teddybeer (2473) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2012
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. 50cl bottle. Black colour with minimal tan head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is toasted malts, red fruits, black berries are present, ripe fruit, slightly smoky, wood notes and light bourbon hints. Flavor is similar as aroma, is dominated by toasted or burnt malts. Also noticeable is the bourbon notes, alcoholic in spite of it has ’only’ 8%ABV. The aftertaste is malty, fruity, wood and bourbon notes with a very good duration.. Carbonation is low. Body is high. Texture is oily and dense on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (6476) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 08.05.2010, BBE 08.05.2020
Aroma has sweetish bourbon notes, some roastiness and woody notes. Flavour is quite strong on woody notes with bourbon, vanilla and licorice. A sting of alcohol and whiskey in the finish, which feels a bit harsh. Too strong on whiskey, which does not completely fit to the flavour bouquet.

Completely different than the original SIPERIA, which I find better. Despite of all that, this is a very enjoyable beer. And perhaps the best ’milestone’ beer I’ve had. Cheers, Hannu!
8+4+8+4+17 = 4.1

Draught @ Pikkulintu
Ok, perhaps the last change to have this from tap – still got one bottle at home though. Aroma is rather nice with bourbon tones, sweet vanilla, some wood, licorice and hints of coffee. If aroma can be sticky – this is. At least it is syrupy. Flavour is rather sweet and bourbon really stands up. Also some herbal tones, licorice, vanilla and licorice. Aroma was rather promising, but flavour is just too sweet and too strong on bourbon. I hoped that this would have settled during these years. Feels sticky even after the first sip. Still I find the bottle version better.
5+9+8+4+15 = 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (2467) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
@ Basunen: Trevlig len doft av kaffe och lakrits. Fin balans mot fattonerna. smaken är stor med mycket fat men ändå trevligt rostade toner och fyllig lakrits. Len och harmonisk. Mycket gott

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
2010 500ml bottle from Tiong. Black with a very thin brown head that almost disappears. Anise, roasted malts, bittersweet, bit of prune. Mild carbonation, full body, bitter at first, then some alcohol and anise burn, nice long burnt ending. Very happy to gotten to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Draught at Pikkulintu, 0.4l. Color black, some glimpses of red. Aroma bourbon and vanilla. Flavor with chocolate and vanilla, too much alcohol. In my opinion, worse than casual Plevna Siperia.

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