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Brewed by Koskipanimo
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampere, Finland
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RATINGS: 171   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Tap, poured dark brown, hoppy aroma over the malts, dry and bitter finish with coffee lingering. Unique bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft at Pikkulintu, awesome stout. Perhaps the most bitter I’ve ever had. Fresh green sticky piney hops, roasted mats, touch of burnt coffee. Great flavor. Lost my original wonderfully written review on my blackberry so this is what you get. Big IBU’s delicious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Draught @ Brewpub.
Originally rated on 20090225 (9+5+8+4+18).
Pours pitch black colour with small beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, caramel, light licorice,ripe fruits and tobacco. Flavour of dark malts, ripe fruits, yeast, ash, oaky tar and licorice.
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (1923) - 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 (3078) - 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 (9998) - 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 (3220) - 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 (4796) - 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 (1533) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Black beer with almost no head. Roasty, earthly and bitter with plenty of aromatic hops and licorice.


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