Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Michael Symon's B-Spot.
Pour into a small pint shaped glass (probably a 12-14oz pour). The room got darker when they brought this beer into it. Nice creamy one-finger head sticks for the duration. Looks fantastic!
Smells like chocolate cake batter and a nice earthy roast from the specialty malts.
This is the "chocolate shake" of beers. Immaculate beer in my mouth displays an initial rush of bitter roast and sweet chocolate powders. It's certainly a bitter stout when this young, but the bitterness from the dark roast plays well with the bitterness from the hops. The result is so well defined that it serves as a single shot across the palate instead of the bombardment inferior stouts offer. This lets you really taste the other intricate flavors.
Mouth is close to perfect. Creamy, velvety - perfect carbonation.
One deserves another - great beer!
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2009 15:03:33 | More by jampics2
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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
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