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Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,338 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1338
Reviews: 793
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%


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 drperm:
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drperm

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(8/15/09)
Appearance: It's black -- deep, impenetrable black. A nice foamy dark-tan head sits atop, but fades to a thin lace before long.

Aroma: Thick and rich -- chocolate, coffee, licorice, malt, dark hops, graham crackers, honey.

Taste: Damn good. Definite wow-factor with this one. Strong and rich, follows the nose closely, with a hint of a mineral edge. Tons of dark chocolate-malt abound, and tobacco as well.

Palate: Definitely strong and proud of it. A bit sweet on the finish -- I'd prefer it a bit drier, if I were being nit-picky.

Overall: Very rich -- its only fault is in being *too* rich for standard drinking. The 12 oz bottle is almost too much for one sitting. This would be superb with dessert: raspberry chocolate something, German chocolate cake, dark mousse, creme brulee....OR spicy rich (homemade) mole dishes.

***UPDATE***
I cellared the original 6-pack from which the above review was written.
Tonight (3/23/13), I drank the final bottle from that pack.
Here's the cellared-version review.

Appearance: 4.5
Thin, brown foam that disappears fairly quickly. The liquid in the glass is impenetrably black and thick.

Smell: 5.0
Thick, heady, molasses, tobacco, whisky barrel, vanilla, cocoa, and lots of coffee. I think I could get drunk off of this just from inhaling too deeply.

Taste: 5.0
It's even better now than it was 3 years ago. Still a sipping beer, but oh so rich -- lots of bourbon whiskey notes, would be great with a tobacco pipe but my Girl Scout Thin Mints do the trick, too!

Mouthfeel: 5.0
Drinks like a thick, rich cordial. Also reminiscent of the Ola Dubh series from Harviestoun.

Overall: 5.0
I'm going out next week to buy another 6-pack to cellar for 3 years! This is an incredible beer to age.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:27:24 | More by drperm
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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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