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Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,430 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,430
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 123
Gots: 128 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 01-13-2003)
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DougT

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stout glass.

Dark, black with milk chocolate colored 3 finger rich foamy head made up of medium to small bubbles. Slowly dissipating leaving plenty of lace clinging to the glass. Leaves a layer of bubbles and lacing throughout drinking.

Lots of wonderful smells. Chocolate, coffee, malt, yeast, earthy, sweet, a little bit of some sort of hops and a little bite from the alcohol. Very inviting.

The taste is complex, full flavored and every bit an Imperial Stout. Coffee, chocolate, roast and hop bitter come first. Dark fruits and bread dominate the middle. Yet everything is very well balanced with sweet carmel malts and the warmth of the alcohol finishing each sip. Perhaps it could use just little more bitterness since it's an Imperial, but that is a nit-pick.

Full bodied, creamy, but with some nice effervescence and a bit of alcohol bite. Engages the whole tongue and coats cheeks and throat allowing the flavors and bubbles to last.

This is a really good stout.

Due to indiscretions in my youth I can't stand bourbon. I did try one of these bourbon barrel aged. I could tell the stout was good, but it was lost on me. I understand that those that like bourbon barrel stouts think that version is a world class beer.

I am glad I tried the non-bourbon aged version. What a delicious beer. I plan on getting more.

I see they made oak aged versions in the past. I hope they try that again. I like oaked and smoked beers, it's just bourbon I can't do.

My loss, I understand.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 04:02:09 | More by DougT
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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,430 ratings.