Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by angelmonster:
4/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a 1/2 inch milk chocolate head, body is pitch black. Head retention and lacing were good for style.
Smell is full on roasted, charred malts. Some strong coffee and fresh fudge brownies are also there. Hops are not present and a sweet, port like alcohol aroma is detected.
Taste is similar to smell, tons of roasted, burnt malts and acidic coffee. Light amount of hops are present, slight oxidation mixed with fig jam ends out the flavors. Beer finishes with a smoky, campfire taste and alittle bit of harsh alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, typical for the style. Beer is well carbonated, head was sustained for a prolonged time, giving some creamy texture to palate.
Overall this was a good, classic example of an RIS. Nothing mind blowing, just a very flavorful robust stout. Not a beer worth trading for, but if available locally it would be a solid standby beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2012 04:20:40 | More by angelmonster
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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 1,434 ratings.