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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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1,488 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,488
Reviews: 812
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 125
Gots: 140 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BAsbill, Aug 24, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours thick and black with a crimson blush you can see if you hold it to the direct light. Fat head of creamy chocolate colored foam that falls slowly and leaves sticky clinging lace. Noe is cherry and chocolate. The sweetness of the chocolate covered cherry. Roasted malt with a bit of cold bitterness. Sweet underpinnings form malt. A hint of char. Taste is smooth creamy and milky. A bit of french roast coffee and not as much chocolate come over the palate slow and sultry with plenty of full malt softness behind it. A touch of the roast and the bitter. A hop bitter too. Finishes dry and with a bit of crispness that seems to be in defiance of all the milky creaminess. I love this. it’s bitter from both roast and a bit from hops and finishes to accent the light touch soft sweetness and sweet chocolate . Some heat from alcohol resonates and a touch of grass comes up for a brief flash .

utopiajane, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Kubrickx, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Jesta384, Aug 21, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

12 oz. bottle courtesy of utopiajane. Thank you!

Ok, I've wanted to try this beer for a long time. Well it just so happens another BA sends me one! Ok back to the beer. This brew pours exceptional! Dense and dirty dark brown body almost black. I like it. The aroma is deepest of burnt malts and nice touch of espresso. Subtle caramel makes itself known. Very rich and pleasing! Now the taste! First hits sweet caramel malts with a burnt coffee bean that follows after. Hints of alcohol and some fruity esters. This brew finishes boozy and dry with a lingering hop bitterness. The feel is medium-light and harsh carbonation.

Overall: This brew is almost World Class! The aroma is par, the appearance is par yet this beer lets you know it's high gravity in the flavor. What really sets this behind is the way the beer feels on the palate. It's ok at the Medium-light level, yet that Carbonation is popping! That's one of my pet peeves with Malt Beer. I like it to have that soft carbonation not the feel of forced carb. With this carb it steals attention from the body for me. Well, all in all this brew is Worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jordanimal, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

carrionricardo, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

TheFizzinator, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

thereal_adam, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bespin15, Aug 16, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +15.9%

mrbigpappa, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

goods003, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

TheOakKing, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

WckdVbz, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

zachattack555, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

rjvanston, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Sebas, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

tkdchampxi, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

caahare, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ThE_MaD_HoPpEr, Aug 07, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -69.8%

Cris4545, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

lochef81, Aug 04, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a very good beer. Much better than the BBA version in my opinion. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Truly black as a Siberian Night (I would assume), with a slight brownish tinge towards the very edges of the glass, and a bit of mocha-tinted head. nice aromas of coffee, molasses, and a slight bitter note. Not heavy on the nose. Really nice roasty flavor, a balanced bitterness, and dark malt contribution. Slight sweetness as well. A soft, creamy mouthfeel, some small bubbles throughout. Overall a really nice IS, definitely deserving of some of the medals boasted on the label. Glad that there are a few more in the fridge.

Mikus, Aug 02, 2014
Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,488 ratings.