Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ölbeat 212: Stadin American Imperial Porter

Brewery: Stadin Panimo
Country: Finland
Style: Imperial Porter
Abv: 9,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a medium-sized foamy beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, sweet citrus, chocolate and liquorice. Taste starts with fruity and roasted bitter bite. Sweet roasted malts and strong grapefruit bitterness take over with liquorice on the background. Near the finish fruity bitterness gets on top with a sweet orange tone. Aftertaste has sweet citrus bitterness and gentle boozy roast.

Pretty fresh and funky Imperial Porter. The American side dominates here in the form of sweet citrus-packed hops, while the roast plays the rhythm guitar. Somehow this brew reminds me of fresh Siperia, but the flavours are definitely deeper and softer. Excellent and delicious beer.


First time with Stadin Panimo (it's been a while) I chose another song from the same band. By incident? Well, no. I think that the brewery will forever be stuck with the first real ambassadeurs of rock made in Finland. If the people in Stadin Panimo aren't ok with that, I'll give them some time to change their minds.

Hanoi Rocks: Tragedy (YouTube)

From the 1981 album Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks, the song was written by Andy McCoy.