Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,434 | Reviews: 806 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sommersb:
4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted On: 04-16-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
A: Pitch black beer with a small tan head. Retention and lacing are minimal.
S: Aromas have a heavy roasted malt tone, plus cherry wood and earthy hops.
T: Flavors include toasted grains, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Fairly dry overall.
M: Rich and smooth, with a medium amount of carbonation. It finishes dry, with notes of coffee and chocolate.
O: A delightful stout, bold and flavorful without being overrun by burnt aspects like some in the style.
Thanks to buschbeer for this trade extra!
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2013 05:04:44 | More by sommersb
More User Reviews:
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 1,434 ratings.