Pyynikin Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
White American Oak

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (275) - - MAR 26, 2017
Pours almost opaque black with minimal light brown head. Aroma is liquorice, whiskey, vanilla, roast, strong coffee. Medium sweet, high bitter, salty. Some burning alcohol, only oily texture, low carbonation. Somewhat astringent aftertaste. Pleasant surprice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (985) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Dark brown colour with beige head on top which dissolved to the sides of the glass. Aroma has vanilla, Bourbon, oak, roasted malts, espresso coffee. Taste is salty with licorice, then vanilla and Bourbon barrel notes rush over and ends with roasted malts. Full oily texture with lowish carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16845) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bottled 330ml (Alko)
Opaque color, small beige head. Aroma has bourbon, ash and oak. Medium-bodied. Bourbon-vanilla, roasted maltyness, some milky notes, a bit sticky finish. Somewhat warming but boozy feeling. Otherwise nicely sippable. Ok although straightforward. Pyynikki has brewed some more interesting imperial stouts before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1851) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle, BB 03.2019. Pours dark brown, head beige and drops rather fast leaving no lace. Deep bitter chocolate and roasted malts aroma, slightly caramelly, with a layer of salty sweet woody bourbon. Tastes balanced, sweet and bitterish, roasty and woody-bourbony. Carbonation minimal, body thick and velvety. Soft, smooth, amiable, pleasant - no way I’m getting 13% from this! A sneaky one. Lovely brew, during the hour I drank it, I kept upping the score. Usually, it’s the opposite!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Black beer with a neat dissipating brown head. Aroma has vanilla, oak, alcohol. Taste is smoky, vanilla, alcohol. Almost no carbonation, body is surprisingly thin for the volume, burning booziness. Good qualities, but not without its faults.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (323) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, cocoa and booze. Taste has smooth sweet cocoa, caramel, dried fruits and vanilla with hints of booze. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11289) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB 3/2019. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Jet black color with a small dense tan head. The aroma is amazingly overwhelmingly delicious with sweetness, Bourbon, darkness, toasted malt and some hot chocolate. Really delicious! The flavor is roasted malt, some alcohol, vanilla, sweetness, Bourbon and mild bitterness. Smooth, rich and flavorsome. This is something I should always carry with me when I leave Tampere. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2702) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle from alko tuusula. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, some oak and vanilla. Nice full roasty body, vanilla notes, oak, chocolate. Balanced rich finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, filmy tan head. Appealing aroma of whiskey, vanilla, licorice and juicy malts. The full flavor follows after with oaky notes and a wonderful, long finish. This would be AMAZING with vanilla ice cream! Lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2017
33 cl bottle @ home. BBE 03/2019
Aroma has sweet bourbon tones and some licorice. Flavour has bourbon, vanilla, some licorice and mild saltyness. Stinging whiskey and woody notes in the dry finish. Quite typical bourbon-IS.

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