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

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout

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95
world-class

735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 103
Gots: 175 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

poured 12oz bottle into chalice.

A - Black as night in color with with thin tan head that retains la bit before fading into a ring, leaving some spots of lace on the glass.

S - The aroma is so wonderful. So much cocoa and milk chocolate. Hints of vanilla and bourbon with caramel and roasted malt.

T - This is rich and decadent, sublime and mellow. The roasted malts in the stout have big cocoa, chocolate, and waves of gooey caramel flavor. The barrel presence is divine with vanilla, bourbon, and marshmallow. Alcohol is not very noticeable.

M - Soft carbonation, full, velvety body make this a pleasure to sip.

O - This was even better than I thought it would be. I am not exactly sure how long it was aged, but I believe 8-10 months. However long it was, it seemed perfect to me. Pick this up and let it rest a bit for one of the better BA stouts.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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On tap.
Great balance kn this RIS, with the barrel aging contributing to a very smooth body and well hidden ABV but supllying only mild bourbon aromatics and flavors. Good complexity with relatively strong notes of dark chocolate and dark bread.

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pour from bottle into snifter
smell is awesome dark in color no head little lacing
chocolate coffee bourbon in smell
chocolate taste slight bourbon great mouthfeel
really easy to drink
no heat smooth and velvety
A+++

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.