Midvinterblot (2012 - )
Sigtuna Brygghus

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Sigtuna Brygghus
Russian Imperial Stout
3.92 | pDev: 8.42%
Jan 12, 2016
Nov 08, 2012
Very Good
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Reviewed by Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle > Tulip Glass
A - Pitch black with a nice two finger tan head, little lacing
S - Very dark and roasty, some smokey char to it, hints of dark fruits, toasted caramel.
T - Great flavor, chocolate, toasted caramel, almost like a chocolate cake, slight earthy bitterness in the finish.
M - Kinda thin which is surprising, but still a little silky smooth, just wish it felt bigger.
O - Really great beer out of Sweden, Would definitely like to have this again.
Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Best before 2017.

Pours a motor oil color, head is small though. Taste is very ashy with anise and harsh. Very uneven with not much flavor depth. Better at room temp but a miss for an RIS.
Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by mikemands from Canada (ON)

Apr 06, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Mar 06, 2015
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Reviewed by djack8617 from Canada (ON)

3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Enojoyed late february in bottle purchased from local LCBO. Pours dark brown with slight amber hue and minimal head which quickly dissipates after first sip. Hints of wild berries and chocolate in aroma and the slightest touch of smoke. Inviting feeling begging for another sip to truly uncover what this beer has to offer and quickly warms the recipient on delivery.

Overall an enjoyable beer but could have more pronounced characters for distinction
Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by Mr_Hoptimistic from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (QC)

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by Glorithm from Canada (ON)

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Feb 05, 2015
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Rated by FRANKIE65 from Canada (ON)

3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
May have to try this one again, but, found it slightly disappointing. That said, still a good offering.
Jan 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Rutager from Canada (BC)

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Cheers Sammy!!
Pours dark brown with a thin, dark-khaki head. Smells of dark chocolate and dark fruits, maybe a little coffee. Dark fruits are quit pronounced in the flavour, some decent sweetness to compliment the fruits but that all fades to a dry chocolate and roasty malt finish. Pretty full body, medium-low carbonation. Solid stuff from a brewery I haven't had the pleasure of sampling yet.
Jan 09, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by Wajohnst from Canada (ON)

Jan 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Gbgbrouge from Sweden

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle, deep dark brown with very low beige head. Aroma murky with notes of dried fruit, dark bread, dates and herbs. Taste is compelx and sweet but with some bitterness. Very nice and enjoyable!
Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by lgmol from Canada (NS)

Dec 24, 2014
Rated: 4.13 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Dec 21, 2014
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
had again 2016 edition two years later. good thickness. some hops and chocolate. lcbo purchase.
Dec 02, 2014
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer pours a nice deep black with a minimal head. Sitting in the snifter it looks heavy and dense, thick and oily, but appealing. From the smell perspective I get that slightly metallic smell that I sometimes pick up on RIS beers. This takes away from the other lovely smells such as roasts, coffee, chocolate and licorice. The taste is roast, with dark fruits mixed in but a bit muddled behind the roasts and coffee. Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation and medium feel, almost slick but just a bit shy.

All in all a good beer. This bottle has some time on it, as the "expiration date" was creeping up on Dec 17, 2014. I know this will be available again at my local liquor store...but I am not sure I will be purchasing it again.
Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by Long813 from Canada (ON)

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by ThinkAgain from Canada (ON)

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by headstash from Canada (ON)

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 3.92 by ToddMopps from Canada (ON)

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Stoutmeister from Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2014
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Reviewed by kevinlater from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
330ml bottle into snifter. best before dec. 17, 2014. enjoyed late night on july 5, 2014

a: not actually pitch black as i would have expected. more like an opaque, deep chestnut brown with lots of floating particles. almost like a belgian dark ale. topped with a finger of quickly-dissipating khaki-coloured head. interesting

s: a very potent assault of prunes, raisins, cherries, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and licorice

t: prunes, plums, raisins, slight cherries and licorice up front, but with a surprisingly restrained sweetness. this quickly turns into flavours of smoky dark malts, dark chocolate, and fresh roasted coffee. lingering roasty flavours all the way to the end. finishes with a dry, cocoa nib-like bitterness

m: creamy medium mouthfeel, mild carbonation

o: a beer with strong and tasty flavours all around. i want another one
Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Kaizoku from Sweden

Jun 07, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by nhaimes from Canada (ON)

May 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by KrisDLSmith from Canada (ON)

May 24, 2014
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Black, mostly opaque, a little ruby tinge when held to the light, 3 fingers of tan head and nice random lacing.

S: Chocolate, licorice, cherries, pear, hazelnuts, nuttiness, walnuts, dark toasted notes, a little wood smoke.

T: Licorice, dark chocolate, cherries and pears, walnuts. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

M: Thick bready and syrupy body with medium low carbonation and a smooth finish.

O: A good Russian Imperial Stout from Sweden, and a cool bottle to boot with the bear paw. Interesting nuttiness for this style.
May 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Apr 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Apr 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Apr 20, 2014
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some black chocolate notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some roasted malt with light dry coffee notes and some black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Easily drinkable for the style with just enough complexity to be interesting.
Apr 03, 2014
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown, almoust black beer. One finger high, beigebrown head.

Nose: Licorice, dark chocolate, dark syrup, molasses, brown sugar and burned malt.
Taste: Vanilla, dark chocolate, dark syrup, roasted malt and coffe.
Body: Medium to full body with light carbonation. Very well hidden alcohol (ABV: 8%). Dry aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness combined with a great sweetnes of the malt - GREAT!
Mar 25, 2014
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Reviewed by DaveBar from Canada (ON)

3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Purchased at the LCBO for $3.30 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 10deg C in pint glass

A- Pretty good. Opened well. Poured with a TON of head for a stout

S- Pretty good. Caramel, roasted malt and chocolate.

T- Not too bad. Nothing to wait on

M- Excellent! This beer's saving grace.

O- Not bad. Won't benefit from more aging so I have one more for the spring to drink!

Food Pairing

This ok stout paired well with... Lamb shank and root vegetables in a reduced red wine sauce.

Mar 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Mar 20, 2014
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