Brewed by Koskipanimo
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampere, Finland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Siperia Imperial Stout is brewed to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Pikkulintu beer/whisky pub in Helsinki. It is the most bitter commercial beer brewed in Finland so far. The first batch of 1250 liters is available now in Pikkulintu, and later in the Plevna brewpub in Tampere. Hops used: Mount-Hood, Simcoe, Tomahawk, Vanguard. Gravity: 20%, bitterness: 100 EBU, color: 300 EBC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lrothc (36) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Very nice black beer with a strong and lasting caramel-colored head. Strong and complex hoppy aroma, with nuances of caramel and dark malt. The taste is very well balanced, with a smooth caramel-malty start and a soft hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marstonlad (760) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours black with a medium-sized beige head that lasts long. The aroma features a delightful combination of roasty malt elements such as dark chocolate, coffee and licorice and assertive piney hoppiness. Taste is dryish and very roasty with strong espresso and dark chocolate forming the basis and piney hoppiness building on that. Also some licorice, tar and rye pudding appear. The finish is long and medium to heavily bitter with some fruity notes adding a fresh touch. The palate is full bodied with low carbonation and a bit sticky mouthfeel - this is meant to be enjoyed slowly. The character of this beer astounds every time: it is full, rich and varied both in malts and hops. Simply magnificient.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Had on tap at Pikkulinto, from notes. Pour is jet black with smaller bubbles and a creamy tan head. The nose is nice, roasted malt up front, light coffee with some fleshy orange citrus and light bitterness. Taste is much of the same, well balanced with nice roasted malts and light milky chocolate and coffee notes. The hops are light, citrusy with moderate bitterness in the finish. Medium body and very smooth and creamy with assertive carbonation and clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1407) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Medium strong aroma has sweet malt: licorice, coffee, chocolate. Black, expresso head leaves lacing. Velvety soft, medium body, soft carbonation, sweet and bitter. Excellent, highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Tap at plevna, tampere. Deep black with light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, roasty, coffee. Marvelous strong taste of serious stout, coffee, licorice. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
On tap in Pikkulintu. Poured dark and think with a nice heavy head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with roast malt. Flavour similar, but with a strong pure alcohol kick which kind of spoiled it for me. Got the feeling this would be a good candidate for barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle shared by esp0r. Pitch black with a creamy brown head. Thick body. Licorice and coffee aroma, with roast and pine. Taste of chocolate, licorice, nuts, dark fruits. Good carbonation. Nice bittering and a good lasting dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Pitch black with white foam. Chocolate and liquirice, roasty. Very very bitter aftertaste that lasts a lifetime. Excellent imperial stout, have chance to drink this all too rarely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Draught at beer festival. Black color, brown head. Strong, roasty taste with chocolate, coffee, liqourice and smoke. Roasty, woody finish. Probably the best Finnish stout, anyway, excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchPls (758) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2012
A bit IPA like aroma with slight roastiness of coffee. Pitch black and thin mocha head. Full body. Very thick. Bitterness isn’t over powering but just right. Very balanced flavors of bitterness and roasted coffee and sweetness. An excellent beer!

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