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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


Skakapa's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skakapa (52) - Malmö, - APR 19, 2012
Draught at Plevna in Tampere, Feb 2012. Dark brown, almost black with brown head. Smoke and chocolate are present in the aroma with a hint of caramel or cola. Goes down smoothly, almost too easy and would probably do well from racking. Cocoa and a light bitterness lingers.


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 (1357) - 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 (10270) - , 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 (143) - - 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 (205) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9592) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
Sehr dunkel braun, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr Schokoladig, Kaffee, leicht bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5430) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at the Dirty Old Socks Tasting, Den Haag, December 2014. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken light tan head. The flavour is strong bitter witn a rich alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Mediun bodied with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4932) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ Panimoravintola Bruuveri, Helsinki. Dark brown, almost black body with a small tan head. Nice aroma of roasted, dark malt, coffee and dry fruit, slightly vinous. Flavor has dark, nice roasted sweet malt, coffee, dark chocolate, dry fruit and fine bitterness. Fine balanced body with a solid aftertaste. Smooth and nice, so balanced that it feels less alcoholic and bitter than described.


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