Pime Öö Islay BA is an Imperial Stout style of beer by Põhjala brevwery. Part of Põhjala Cellar Series. On paper, this beer sounds amazing. Very dark stout with whisky barrel aging in casks which previously held Islay whisky. As a big fan of Islay, I was really looking forward on trying this stuff. I bought quite a few to my storage.
Pime Öö really shows the whisky influence, but it is overly sweet for my taste. Balancing between roasted notes and over the top (sherried whisky?) sweetness. This stout is literally pitch black but unfortunately it doesn’t show enough in taste. Sad to say, I’m disappointed.
Decent stout, couldn’t live up to high expectations I had when I saw the equation of barrel aged Islay and high ABV on the label.6 Way too sweet for me – needs lots of time to get accustomed to Brewery: Põhjala Brand: Pime Öö