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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5541) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
Draught (St Urho’s, Helsinki) - Very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Slightly perfumed and hoppy aroma with soap, hops, chocolate and coffee. Hoppy and roasted taste which is slightly soapy. Not bad but perhaps a bit too hoppy for this style. Having said that, most ’imperial stouts’ seem to be like this these days.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerřd, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
On tap at Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pours pitch black, with a creamy, small, long lasting and light brown head. Aroma is hops, chocolate, coffee and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is bitter at first, then it gets pleasantly sweet, with a taste of sweet malt, caramel and chocolate, ending up in a nice bitter and roasted malty aftertaste. Why do I have to go to Finland, to by this one??

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2009
Draught at Pikkulintu (Helsinki). Really black, nutty brown, dense and long lasting head. Sweet chocolate, coffee and liqorice, quite intense aroma. I feel a pleasant dry hopping component but not sure it’s the case. Pronunced sweetness with toasty notes in the flavor, with a hidden alcohol which comes at the end warming the mouth. Rich and full body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh (7428) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2008
Draught (250 ml) at Plevna, Tampere, Finland. Pitch black colour with brown head. Roasted malt but I also found cow parsley aroma. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
(EBF 2008). Black color, brown head. Milk and cocoa aroma, chocolate and vanilla notes. Bitter cocoa flavor, licorice, ash and salt, chocolate notes. Dry rather hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1114) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2008
Draught @ OTTO fest. Pitch black beer. Dark beige head is thick, creamy. This beer looks just amazing. Very rich aroma is intensive hoppy with piney resin. Lots of dark fruits and heavy rostedness. Long and complex finish is a mix of powerfull hops well balanced with sweet fruits and dark malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
(On tap) Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Sweet aroma of vanilla and hard roasted malt. Quite full-bodied with distinctly sweet hard roasted malt. Has a light malt bitterness. A friendly Imperial Stout, but perhaps a little to the overly sweet side. 120908

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
[on tap at EBF 2008] Roasted barley bubblegum aroma with, surprisingly, a lot of US hops, though a touch weak aroma overall. Opaque black with good lacing, khaki cover. Quite hoppy flavour with surprisingly low dark malt contributions. Sour and warm dark Schwarzbier-like malt character. A bit weak. Sweet hops *feel* but low flavour. Moderate ethanol, smoke, and nut flavours as well. Medium body, warming, almost clean finish. Moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5747) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
Sampled at EBF08. Black. Small, beige head. Roasted with a very flowery hoppiness. Thicka and oily palate. Flavour packed with american hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
EBF2008. It’s pitch black with a creamy head. The aroma is surprisingly strong and pleasantly hoppy and I also find notes of roasted malt. The flavour has a great hoppyness and a nice bitterness, notes of roasted malt, bitter licorice, coffee and caramel. It’s very nice indeed.


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