Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bleedingshrimp:
4.6/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. Come out a nice inky black with a 1/2 inch chocolate milk colored head. Aroma is chocolate cake with a touch of wine. Straight away the taste is bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. There are some good strong hop notes in this one...god I love big hop flavor in stouts. The finish is nice dark roasted malts and and a soft hop bite. Mouthfeel is silky and spot on for the style. It's got such a rich taste too it. At 9% alcohol you get a nice warm chest as an afterthought. I don't think the drinkability is hindered though by the ABV as it's just to rich and damn chocolatey to have just one.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2007 05:01:13 | More by Bleedingshrimp
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4.04/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased at World Market in Charlotte, NC for $2. No freshness or bottling date on label.
A - Pours very dark, almost black. A fluffy tan head sits for a minute or two before dissipating. Great retention and good lacing. Probably the most carbonated RIS I've ever seen.
S - Bittersweet chocolate, touch of coffee. A hint molasses and black licorice is coming through. A noticeable aroma of alcohol also lingers.
T - Nice blend of all the mentioned aromas. They all blend together in this one beautifully. Dark chocolate maltiness at first, followed by coffee beans and licorice as well. Bittersweet chocolate then fades to a roasted finish. Very nice and well balanced brew.
M - Medium bodied and quite carbonated. I would like it more if it were thicker and the carbonation were toned down a bit. Warming is noticeable in my throat and gut.
O - Tasty, enjoyable beer. I would probably enjoy it more on a chilly winter day, as opposed to an 82º summer afternoon. Not my favorite RIS, but one I'll definitely have again.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 18:52:49 | More by kell50
Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,433 ratings.