Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by Morris729:
4.88/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a thick, very deep near-black color with some ruby highlights and almost no head at first. Once in the glass, the head builds up to about a quarter of an inch before then receding and soon vanishing completely. Nose is roasted barley and malt along with dark chocolate and fresh coffee beans. There is a bit of plumy fruit in the background as well. Taste begins with deeply roasted malts imparting both sweetness and an earthy smokiness. Unsweetened chocolate and espresso follow along with some warming alcohol in the finish. The chewy texture of the beer seems to linger on you tongue until the next sip. A thoroughly enjoyable imperial stouthighly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2007 01:24:26 | More by Morris729
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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 1,436 ratings.