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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 14, 2010
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lusikka (5376) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2010
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2010
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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1215) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finwe (393) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeKeller (777) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2011
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.


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