gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pikkulintu in Helsinki, July 2010.
Very dark brown, well you can call it black. Small tan head.
A lot of hops in both aroma and taste. Coffee, licorice, chocolate, roasted malt. Very hoppy Imperial Stout, really good. Almost full body. I want another please!
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At HBF thanks to some guy whom I thank so thanks, some guy! Poured a very dark red, almost black body with an of white head. The nose is dominated by aromatic hopiness, piney, with some dark malts too. Aroma hops are there in the taste again perched on a lovely malty, slightly roasty body. A great American IS! Shame I didn’t get a bigger sample.
lusikka (5376) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Tap @ Plevna. Rated @ 21.3.2009.
Pours a pitch black colour with a great chocolate-like brown head. Excellent aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice and strong hops. Same thing on the taste too with a very smooth mouthfeel. Perfect balance of roastiness and hoppiness. Mildly sweet and dry finish. Full bodied, oily texture and low carbonation. One of the best beers in Finland.
Numerous pints of Siperia from 2009 to this date @ the brewpub.
When fresh: massive bitterness accompanied with a strong malty body and loads of tangy citrus and licorice. A more aged version: much more smooth, still bitter but very malty and enjoyable. Still a 4.4 of course. It’s massive anyways. I’m happy to live so close to the brewery.
330 ml bottle. First bottled version I’ve tasted.
Pours a black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malts, grapefruit, grass and quite nice caramel notes. Rich flavour of roasted malts, grapefruit, floral bitterness, grass, salty licorice and some bread. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very smooth and highly enjoyable. Still the best bottled Imperial Stout in Finland, by far. Still 4.4, although I like it a lot more when fresh and from tap.
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Draught at Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland. One of the finest Imperial Stouts I’ve ever tasted, with a full body and a ton of hops, roasted malt and smoke in its taste. Hints of bitterness, chocolate and liquourice as well.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 Black color, small tan head; roasted malty and herbal hoppy aroma, also slightly fruity in the background; medium to full body, still quite drinkable due to carbonation; flavor is heavily dominated by herbal bitterness mixing with licorice, alcohol and sweet notes. The Jägermeister of beers probably and therefore not quite my favorite.
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Plevna, Tampere, Finland on 9th August 2008. Black as printing ink and sports a handsome pale brown head. One of the finest stouts I have drunk in recent years. Full-bodied, very strong hoppiness for a stout as well as delectable roasted malt and smokiness. Very bitter chocolate notes too. Totally exquisite and recommended.
TEJA (1215) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Plevna. Thich lasting brown foam. Almost totaly dark. Grapefruit aroma and litle roasted m,alts. When litle bit warmer green aples also present. Very hop dominated taste and big bitternes almost balanced by a big body and some residual sweetness and tar.
Finwe (393) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 40 cl glass at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Quite black with a tan head. An aroma of hints to hops, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malt. Hoppy bitterness in the taste is soon overwhelmed by sweet malts, chocolate and roastiness.
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart som natten och tjock som tjära. Otrolig bränd och med mycket stärk espressosmak. Mycket av allt helt enkelt. Den väldiga brändheten blir lite lenare efter en stund och i det stora och hela är den helt vansinnigt god Imp. stout
MikeKeller (777) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Panimoravintola Plevna, Tampere - Finland.
Pitch black beer with beige head. Taste is full of roasted malts and very hoppy too. Full bodied Siperia is a really outstanding product in the Finnish beer scene being a real Imperial Stout for real beer fans. No compromises made.