Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
this was by far the darkest brew i have had to date. poured out pitch black with no hints of any other color and it had a nice 1 1/2 inch head that was brown coffe color and left decent lacing throughout.
the smell was dark chocolate, roasty malts and sweet carmalized brown sugar. no hops detected in the nose which is fine with me.
taste was much the same with a great smoky, chocolatey, sweet flavor with a slightly dry finish that was then followed by that sweet syrupy alocohol at the back of my throat. quite warming and very very tasty.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2005 19:14:02 | More by kegerator
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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 1,431 ratings.