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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

1,429 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,429
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 122
Gots: 128 | FT: 7
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 bjohnson:
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

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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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.

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Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Pours a dark brown but when in the glass it's motor oil black with no light coming through. A gorgeous foamy one finger brown head

Smell: I get dark fruits, roasted malts/coffee, and slight chocolate. In that order, and perhaps a little too dark fruit heavy

Taste: Roasted malt flavors all around; Dark fruit upfront that transitions into roasted malts/molasses/coffee. Then when I think that's it, several seconds later comes a pleasing espresso aftertaste

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12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, smoke, light char, light dark fruit, and roast/smokey earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, smoke, char, light dark fruit, and roast/char earthiness. Good amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, smoke, char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and fairly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of intense dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,429 ratings.