Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by IPAescotch:
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pitch black, fitting for the title. No head. some thin lacing. poured thick and syrupy.
S: Dark and roasted, not chocolatey. About typical for the style i would say, more or less expected.
T: i like the bitterness, and the lack of the occassionally overused chocolatey taste sometimes apparent in stouts. this one is all roast, like a bitter bonfire, light on the coffee flavor.
M: Well carbonated, but not ovverdone. Full-bodied, full flavor
D: After hearing this beer discussed as if it was harder to drink than straight absinthe i am surprised. Totally drinkable, though i would never have more than one stout a night. suitable as a sippable nightcap.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2010 20:06:01 | More by IPAescotch
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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 1,431 ratings.