Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by kinger:
4.63/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I first had this on tap at their brewpub many years ago and really enjoyed it. Luckily it's readily available at most local stores. This is one of the finest crafted imperial stouts that I have had the pleasure of drinking, and it continues to be one of my favorites. Pours a pitch black color with a large collapsing head and spider web-like lacing. The aroma is rich with strong coffee, burnt molasses, and chocolate. The taste is complimented by the aroma and is fairly complex. Nutty with a ton of dark, bitter chocolate and roasted grains. Caramel and molasses bring about a balancing sweetness. There is also a nice milky quality that creeps through. Deep layers with hints of dark cherries and some port wine. Finishes strong and smooth which I like in a stout. The aftertaste sticks with you for a while on this one. Fresh or aged this beer always drinks with great ease. The high alcohol presence makes itself known but is not offensive. Always been a top notch brew, it's fantastic in all regards. //Edited review on 12-14-07 after enjoying a nicely aged bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2008 20:03:00 | More by kinger
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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 1,437 ratings.