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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
93
outstanding

1,564 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 141
Gots: 163 | FT: 9
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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Appearance: Deep black in color, non-transparent. Thin mocha/caramel colored head, bubbly. Fine lacing on sides of glass, but very subdued head.
Smell: Noticeable alcohol, booziness, almost astringent in aroma. Slight sweet chocolate notes, touch of roasted malt and dark fruits hide far in background.
Taste: Roasted malt, much more forward in taste than aroma. Bittersweet cocoa notes, also some sweet chocolate creamy/caramel/vanilla flavors. Coffee also present on back end.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, slightly sticky and creamy. Modest amount of carbonation. Feels a bit fuller as the beer warms.
Overall: Nicely balanced in flavor, but a very interesting beer in that the aroma is almost the opposite of the flavors. Alcohol almost undectable on the taste but very forward in the aroma. Flavors are very full in roastiness and bitter chocolate/coffee, but I pick so little of it up in the nose. Still a very solid offering and enjoyable, very drinkable and full of flavor.

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A - Nearly black, slight hint of brown, but completely opaque. Dark tan, light brown head, pretty short to pour but persistent, with extensive lacing.

S - The burn of alcohol suggests spirits, while the roasted malts bring coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes.

T - Significant umami, a la soy sauce, mingles pleasantly with dark roast flavors, with black toast and dark roast coffee being front. In the middle comes a combination of chocolate nib and bitterness suggestive of over-brewed tea, closing with a linger of coffee acidity and smoke.

M - Slick and full feel, significant bitterness. There is some carbonation to scrub the tongue, so things generally avoid being too cloying, but this is somewhere between a sipper and a drinker. Alcohol warmth closes things, and suggests the imperial nature of the brew.

O - A satisfyingly RIS, with full and varied flavor notes. The feel is a bit slick, and the nose a bit abbreviated, but overall one of Thirsty Dog's better offerings.

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,564 ratings.