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Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,418 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 121
Gots: 127 | FT: 7
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 smcolw:
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small but stable head. It leaves a cross between web and blanketing lace. Near black color with a a modicum of light passing.

Burnt toast and burnt caramelized sugar are the predominant smells. I can detect a whiff of alcohol as well.

Very dry and highly burnt, black patent malt flavors. The swallow is a balanced bitterness from hop and the burnt malts. Long aftertaste. Good body. Low carbonation. Overall, think coffee with no cream or sugar.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 22:24:37 | More by smcolw
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 02:27:14 | More by bkwhoppa66
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MallyOMight

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 01:16:40 | More by MallyOMight
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2014 00:44:33 | More by Johncnh
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Indiana

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huysmans

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-11-2014 17:39:42 | More by huysmans
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EricTKole

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-11-2014 01:24:34 | More by EricTKole
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Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-09-2014 23:42:22 | More by BillHilly
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-08-2014 21:36:54 | More by thatoneguymike
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MisterBisco

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-08-2014 18:54:09 | More by MisterBisco
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-05-2014 14:07:42 | More by 22Blue
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Pours a dark brown but when in the glass it's motor oil black with no light coming through. A gorgeous foamy one finger brown head

Smell: I get dark fruits, roasted malts/coffee, and slight chocolate. In that order, and perhaps a little too dark fruit heavy

Taste: Roasted malt flavors all around; Dark fruit upfront that transitions into roasted malts/molasses/coffee. Then when I think that's it, several seconds later comes a pleasing espresso aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Approaching heavy body; I get some alcohol, but it's counterbalanced by bitterness

Overall: This is a big beer that could have bigger flavors. Everything is played safe. There's a good transition between roasted malt, molasses, and coffee flavors. But nothing really stands out. It is however a solid representation of the style and something Id recommend as a starter RIS

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 08:15:37 | More by Bone53
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-02-2014 23:32:47 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, smoke, light char, light dark fruit, and roast/smokey earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, smoke, char, light dark fruit, and roast/char earthiness. Good amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, smoke, char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and fairly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of intense dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:13:29 | More by superspak
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barczar

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque tar, with a frothy mocha head that lingers.

Coffee, dark cocoa, deeply roasted malt, toasted nuts, and slightly sweet caramel form the aroma.

Flavor is dominated by a nutty malt backbone, with accents of roast malt, cocoa, toffee, and tar adding complexity. The finish is slightly bitter charcoal. There's a touch of a metallic note in the aftertaste. The balance is chocolate sweetness over roast.

Body is chewy, with minimal carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Very nicely balanced between sweetness and bitter roast for my palate. I like more sweetness. Not the most complex stout, but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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smithj4

New York

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Ohio

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Wisconsin

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Brutus627

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EricGGMU

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good version of the imperial stout. Good mouthfeel, lots of toffee and Carmel, coffee comes though as it warms up. Small thin head after the pour holds on slightly. Smell of coffee and Carmel right out of the bottle.

Great base beer for the BA Siberian night. Glad this is local!!

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served alongside BA Siberian Night.

The beer is black and opaque with a thick, soapy, beige head. The aroma is awesome. Rich roasted malt with chocolate and a touch of espresso beans. Bitter chocolates with a touch of char. Absolutely delicious. Elegant and silky feel on the palate. Years ago, this was readily available and now it's a chore to track down a single bottle. Bummer. This is a world class imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 04:20:32 | More by Huhzubendah
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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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