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Brewed by Koskipanimo
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampere, Finland
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RATINGS: 168   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Tap. Dark oractically black. Strong hoppy aroma. Nice lightbrown head. Burnt chocolate and nutty taste. One of the best beers in Finland. Not Bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Draught @SOPP 2011. Poured black with a nice light brown head. Aroma is hops, liquorice and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Smooth palate. Very dry finish, lots of coffee in aftertaste. Excellent IS.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle at Pikkulintu. Black color, brown head. Aroma of Starbucks. Taste has dark cocoa powder and espresso left on the burner too long. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Black, thin tan ring, light bubbled, oily tan head. Nose is roasty, bit of dank earth and light pine. Flavor is rooty, bitter malt, light chocolate. Sticky, lightly sweet in the malt-lingering finish. The beer never comes together, which is a shame as it is very well rounded.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
Getestet beim Bruxellensis III Malzbetonter Antrunk, dessen Aroma sich im weiteren Verlauf verstärkt. Hopfiger Nachhall, der neben dem Karamellton etwas dünn wirkt. Sehr eigen. Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 10,9,8,5,-,8 - 7,89

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4287) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2011
Draft at Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Pours black with dark head. Aroma is light roasted malts but contained an element of chlorine. Flavor is very bitter coffee with chocolate. Good, but spoiled by aroma. (Rated 2011/04/24)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Black beer with almost no head. Roasty, earthly and bitter with plenty of aromatic hops and licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2011
Tap@Pikkulintu. Pours pitch black with a creamy small brown head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, peaty, fruity, roasted malts. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is vert nicely balanced, roasted, sweet fryity, perry, tart and alcohol. Finishes with longlived slightly sweet and very tart bitter aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bottle 14/12/13. Pours black with a classy, decent-sized dark latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted with loads of chocolate. A lot of grapefruit too. Taste is a lot of roast and grapefruit, some chocolate. The hoppiness is strong in this one. Grapefruity and piney. Full with medium carbonation, a bit slick. So damn easy to drink. Very dangerous.

On tap at Kaisla back in 2010. Pours black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts with a distinct hoppiness, tones of bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, espresso, not sweet at all, very much dry with the hoppiness. Palate is full.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2133) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 On tap. Poured black with tan head. Stron hoppy aroma, also some roasted malts. Flavour has lots of hops and some coffee. A bit bitter cocoa aftertaste.

Re-rate with the bottled version, 16.11.2013.
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Citrus fruityness, roasted malts, coffee and bits of herbal notes in aroma. Bitter chocolate and lots of roasted notes in taste. Has some fruityness appearing in the beginning, which later on turns into a more roasted chocolatey kind of approach. Some bitter hoppy notes are still present though. Nice, but I think the draught version is a bit better. This bottled version feels a bit more harsh at the moment. Maybe some aging would do this good. Lots of roasted notes in finish, which is nice. Gets a lot smoother and better towards the finish though.


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