Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by doppelmeup:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to jdoolin for sending this as an extra in a trade last Fall.
Pours like liquid dark chocolate into my glass. Cocoa colored head is slow to develop, even after a vigourous pour, and leaves bits of foam on the side of the glass as I drink. This beer has a very rich appearance. It is quite dark, but not completely black, as there are lots of browns and tans in the mix.
Great smelling beer as well. Chocolate malts dominate, with a fresh fruitiness apparent as well.
Taste is very good. Definite RIS bitterness, tempered by some unsweetened cocoa and some roasted malt. The alcohol is quite well hidden, just creeping into the mix as I swallow. I think it will be more apparent as this beer warms.
Great mouthfeel. Rich and thick in the mouth, but it leaves the palate quickly, just begging to be sipped again.
Overall, this is a very nice RIS. It is not as harsh as some others I have tried, yet still leaves no doubt that it is a big beer. Very drinkable for a RIS as well. I could have a couple of these at one sitting.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2007 00:29:30 | More by doppelmeup
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4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle marked on bottom 3319 73W0657at 50 degrees into standard pint
Aroma very nice roasted malt
Head average (3 cm), creamy, tan, mostly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent, covers entire glass with very small bubbles
Body is dark brown/black, opaque, without any light penetration at the edge.
Flavor of roasted malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, with soft carbonation
When I first had this back in 2008, I rated it as OK. With the further development of my palate, I will have to upgrade this to Outstanding, maybe even to Excellent. The aroma and appearance are definitely excellent while the taste is simply roasted and not complex. This is a great imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 11:49:14 | More by Ozzylizard
Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,342 ratings.