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Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 97
Gots: 175 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: largadeer on 04-02-2011)
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz Bottle
City Beverage - Winston-Salem

Siberian Night is an appropriate name for such a libation. It's a black hole of a beer. Milk chocolate tinted foam grows to a finger in height on a hard pour. While the head does fall rather quickly to a thick ring and island of foam it does become creamy and luxurious. Drink lines coat the glass with each swallow.

The nose is rich, deep, and dark but all within reasonable balance. Dark chocolate, cocoa, ganache, and fudge are all present. When that depth of chocolate is married with the bourbon and barrel notes it's a match meant to be. the barrel aging adds vanilla and loads of wood notes that bring to mind pecans nuttiness. As this beer warms a solid roastiness evolves reminiscent of black coffee. Last but not least is a peppery alcohol bite. This stout really does have it all, in the nose department at least.

We get even more on the palate. Dark berries emerge, slightly sweet and ripe. The chocolate doesn't have as much depth but it's certainly still there with dark chocolate and fudge. Again, the barrel adds pecan nuttiness, a good helping of vanilla, oak, and a welcomed but soft sweetness. All flavor components are well integrated and in good balance. Each drink is slightly different from the last, something popping up here and something else popping up there.

The body is luxuriantly velvety with a density that fits well. The weight lies somewhere just short of full, there's none of that sickly sweet stickiness that are in so many beers of this size. With that explained, this beer is very drinkable for its abv. 12oz bottle is probably a better idea than a 22.

I've had a soft spot for Siberian Night since the first year I'd gotten into craft beer. It's still a damn good beer to me as a matter of fact. The bourbon edition? Yowza! It's a doozy. The balance is great, no one aspect dominates. Do yourself a favor and buy this beer.

joe1510, Aug 23, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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