Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter on 8/31/09
A - Nearly jet-black in color. 1/2 inch caramel colored head. Thin but decent retention. Solid lacing at the start. Clumpy yeast sediment settles on the bottom.
S - Robust nose that is driven by malts - big coffee notes with some caramel & hints of toffee. Bit of booziness, too.
T - Bitter roasted coffee predominates. Chocolate is present, as is a bit of caramel. The slight bite of hops present are a welcome addition.
M - Moderately low carbonation. Full-bodied - chewy & gritty. Nearly perfect for the weight & carbonation I like in a stout.
D - Very enjoyable, this is a choice stout indeed. The alcohol is well-hidden & this critter is blended incredibly well. I think this beer is phenomenal. All that & I'm not sure but what this particular bottle wasn't a bit roughed up. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2009 00:53:32 | More by Ryan011235
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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 1,432 ratings.