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

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95
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737 Ratings
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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 103
Gots: 176 | FT: 52
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed this 12oz bottle chilled in a stout glass.

This stout appears deliciously dark black with opaque clarity and rich creamy foamy cap with compressed fine bead with lace that clings in a film. The retention is great. The smell has such rich vanilla and caramel with bourbon strong in the nose with a milk chocolate sweet odor and light malted milk/coconut aspect in the back with light alcohol from the barrel.
The feel has rich full bodied quality with medium carbonation and mildly sweet texture with subtle oaky tannin and alcohol level with mild creamy and roasted texture and mild warmth in the semi-dry finish.

The taste has light bourbon up front which leads to dark caramel and cocoa-like flavor with semi-sweet quality and mild wood in the taste with a lot of barrel character which lends vanilla and coconut elements to the smooth roast flavors and slight nutty woody tannin from the barrel which is well integrated w/ a slight graham cracker type sweet malt with a light roasted but not burnt malt flavor as it warms w/ bourbon expressing more toward cellar temperature w/ a nice dry finish. Overall wonderful experience of imperial stout with lots of bourbon barrel character w/ smoothness of 11months aging adding to the intensity and mellowness at the same time. Wood is noticeable but the base recipe gets smoother w/ some vanilla enhancement which is great to sip and savor.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

The only beer that's better is Bourbon County Stout. Thirsty Dog does a great job aging their BBA beers for 11 months. The time & care are very apparent in the flavor, aroma & taste of the finished product. Love this beer!

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.