Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by bjohnson:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to the always generous warriorsoul for handing this off to me.
Pours a jet black color with a one finger caramel colored head. Big bubbles popping through towards the middle of the froth with a stickyness holding the edges of the glass. Nestle chocolate notes are first noticeable and follow towards the back of the nostrils with an interesting powdery feel. Not a bad feel, just interesting. Milk chocolate softness with a stinging spicyness. Dark fruit notes that seem to have been dipped in sweet caramel or molasses.
Excellently smooth with a milky softness. Milk chocolate notes like a soft chocolate bar inside a smore. Dark fruit notes that are coated with a spicyness that stings the taste buds slightly. Molasses and sweet caramel flavors are also noticeable. Smoothness of the mouthfeel is what really comes to life in this brew. A very nice RIS to get your hands on if you can. I wonder how this will fare if you sit it down for a year or so. Possibly smoother? I highly doubt it, but it's worth a shot.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2007 00:28:59 | More by bjohnson
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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 1,435 ratings.