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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

1,436 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 124
Gots: 131 | FT: 8
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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Reviews by Lauthaha:
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Lauthaha

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a 12 ounce beer mug.

Appearance: Very syrupy pour, characteristic of the Russian Imperial Stouts. Rich brown head which dissipates quickly leaving traces of foam drifting on the surface of the beer. Near-black color to the beer itself, no stray particles with this one. A great start.

Smell: Simply marvelous. Closing my eyes and taking a deep breath, I sense licorice, coffee, hazelnut. Toasty notes within the bouquet of flavors as well. Smells like a dream.

Taste: As far as these kind of beers go, it does the trick! The toastiness I sensed in the smell is much stronger in the taste. All other flavors are slightly less noticeable, but still there. A touch of dark chocolate in the bitterness of the aftertaste. I thought I detected a sour note at first, but after a few sips am convinced that it must have been the Hawaiian chicken I ate for dinner just minutes ago. This beer probably shouldn't have been paired with chicken, hahaha...dark chocolate or an anise-flavored dessert perhaps.

Mouthfeel: Much less syrupy than it looks. Goes down smooth. Not bad by any means, but not really that outstanding either. I'm going to have to give it a "just-above-average" rating.

Drinkability: It's very tasty, but the high ABV makes it a beer for a rare occasion. One or two would probably do me for a night. Tastes great, but not a great amount of drinkability.

This is a great beer, but I'm partial to RIS's. Not the best ever, but this one definitely holds its own, something I did not expect from a brewery I've never heard of until tonight.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 02:21:35 | More by Lauthaha
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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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