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Style: Imperial Stout
Tampere, Finland
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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4799) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
0.5L bottle, shared by larsga. A ring of light brown bubbles, over a jet black body. Herbs, licorice and sooty burnt malts to the nose. Medium body. Chalky mouthfeel. Dry, with licorice, coffee ground and tarry notes. Firm earthy bitterness throughout. A little rough around the edges. [09.02.13]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty licorice aroma with chocolatey notes. Dry roasty sooty chocolate taste with herbal earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly clingy mouthfeel. Dry roasty chocolate and jasmine aftertaste with sooty burnt notes. (0.5l bottle, from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (534) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
On tap at Pikkulintu. Pours black with a small fast vanishing head. Scent is pretty nice roasted. Taste is really good refreshing and very easy drinkable. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, general roasted, some liquorice. Great beer with good balance. The alcohol is very well hidden. Goes down pretty fast when thirsty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (346) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Really dark black beer with rich dark brown head and lacing. Taste is like an IPA, with grapefruit, tropical fruits, herbs with roasted malts staying in the background. Taste starts with sweet chocolate and roasted malts, then its sweet and fruity which turns into grape and citrus fruits and bitter hops. Imperial Stout meets Black-IPA. Oily body and low carbonation, a very hoppy stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fantti (687) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Ulkonäöltään mustaolut, jossa tiivis vaahto, joka kuitenkin katoaa nopeasti. Haju on paahteinen, trooppisen hedelmäinen, suklainen, lakritsinen ja hennon yrttinen. Moniulotteinen maku taas on yrttinen, hedelmäinen, havuinen, suklainen ja lakritsinen. Suutuntuma on todella valloittavan katkera ja täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena omasta mielestä paras kotimainen, todella upealla rungolla varustettu ja monipuolinen mestariteos.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ScorpionMG (3) - RUSSIA - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
Разливн& в фирменн& рестора& пивовар& Plevna в городе Тампере, Хельсин& Прекрас& аромат, отличны& вкус и приятно& послевк& Очень хороший стаут.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakrock (105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Too much grapefruit in this beer. Pull sourness down a bit and then we are talking.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VastActiv (2779) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours are chocolate, coffee, malts, bread and hops. Just a perfect palate. Unbelievable casual beer, just so easy to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
On Draught, Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Black looks with a small brown head. Nose was full of hoppy goodness alongside notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavour duly followed suit and struck a superb balance between the malt and hops. Smooth ,rich and just stonkingly good. An absolute belter of an impy that is up there with the best of them, and worthily celebrates a great bar. Finland’s finest fo’shizzle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diagonah (5) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
I had a fun night with the dear Siperian Stout. Extremely strong chocolate flavour and smooth after taste. I would say that the smoothnes was something between Speedway and Yeti stout (smoothest stuff around:) Hint of caramel and nice roasted taste (the next day). I have to rank this as the best Finnish beer I have ever tasted (there with the yeti stout). Big up for plevna.


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