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Brewed by Koskipanimo
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampere, Finland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


Migmar's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Migmar (252) - Espoo, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Raisins, molasses and licorice sweetness are pierced by resinous hops and their bitterness in this nicely aromatic Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam surfs the blackness.
-Very interesting because it is flavorful, but also because it is a textbook recipe.
-Mouthfeel is very rich, but not overwhelming, which I appreciate.
-Shades of fruity vanilla also peek through.

Bottle, 2014 edition. Thx, Timo!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
Roasty, rather sweet, chocolate, coffee, licorice, ABV well integrated, black colour, tan head, flavour is sweet, salty and bitter, body is a bit thin for an imps. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (66) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with average creamy, mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate roasted maltiness with nuts, coffee and chocolate. Moderate to heavy hops, orange, grass and pine. Leather and earth tones in yeast. Notes of toffee, vanilla and soy sauce. Nicely balanced taste with moderate sweetness and surpisingly heavy bitter with dryish and long finish. Nice touch of salty accent. Moderate body yet creamy texture with lively carbonation. A hint of alcohol at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. The aroma contains notes of roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee and dark fruits. Moderate to heavy sweetness, light bitterness and a slightly bitter finish. Full-bodied, creamy and very soft carbonation. The best imperial stout currently made in Finland.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nihtila (1833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
8.5.2014. Keg. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour has roast, chocolate, pine, a bit sweetness. Excellent balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11057) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Janne. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of black licorice, roast chocolate, licorice root and root beer soaked wood. Interesting. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (247) - - FEB 10, 2015
Pours pitch black with light brown. Nose has grapes, hops and lots of sugar. Burnt malt and hops. The imperial stout in Finland.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpeedyGonzales (3) - - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Mukavan syvän tumma väri, sopivan paahteinen ja runsas vaahto. Maku hyvin voimakas, mutta turhan viipyilevä.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIRKDENNEMANN (1) - Bad Bentheim (Gildehaus), GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Has heavy fruit smell, even before drinking. Has taste of chocolade and is a very drinkable beer, even for an imperial stout.Still balance of hops and malt is very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (315) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Tap. Big creamy brown head. Much lace. Blackest black. Aroma has black malts and nice hops. Palate is bity, full and filling. Strong, roasted, liqourice, spices, black pepper, coffee and black chocolate. Very bitter aftertaste.

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