Scauca (490) - Lovere, - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beerhammaren (1692) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
.5l bottle from Plevna itself. Rated at Hanniku’s cave 2.0. Pours pitch black with low tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark malts, burned malts, dark coffee, mud cake, vanilla, caramel, syrup, liquorice, some oakness. Flavor is mostly same. Well balanced! Swell!
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col brun mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de prune et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pruneau en arrière goût. (Rating #6468)
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Raisins, toasted bread and dark chocolate manage to overcome sherry-like oxidation in this very pleasant Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy sheet of foam tops the pure black.
-Blackberries and licorice are also present. This is a complex dessert brew!
-Resinous hops appear faded compared to a fresher version.
-Mild caramel is also there underneath it all.
-The soft and rich mouthfeel is very enjoyable.
5-year-old bottle. Thx Timo!
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 18.6.2010
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
teddybeer (3458) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
[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.
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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