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Brewed by Koskipanimo
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2210) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Dark brown/black pour with a caramel head. Sweet chocolate aromas. Smooth and creamy with mellow roasted malt notes and some bitterness from the huge hop bill. Typically I do not like hoppy imperial stouts, but this has fantastic balance. Good body and carbonation. Overall a very nice imperial stout.

4
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marstonlad (407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Pours black with a medium-sized beige head that lasts long. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a little smoke and licorice. Taste is very roasty with thick maltiness, coffee, dark chocolate and some licorice. Hoppiness is pretty strong; the finish is long and bitter with some fruity notes. A full body and a sticky, sharp mouthfeel - this is meant to be enjoyed slowly. Full, rich and varied, simply magnificient.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (997) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1113) - Järvenpää, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3199) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2170) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Migmar (248) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1757) - Espoo, 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.


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