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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

1,488 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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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%

Exiled, Nov 22, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz. bottle into a snifter.

A- Deep and dark...essentially black and opaque. Pours with ~1/2 a finger of brown head, which fades quickly to a thin ring and an island of bubbles.

S- Dark, roasty, earthy, coffee....nice. Chocolate/dark fruit/molasses sweetness.

T- Roasty, earthy, coffee, and dark chocolate bitterness. Dark fruit and chocolate sweetness...

M- Moderately low carbonation, with a medium-full feel.

O- Good. Other than being just a tinge lighter in the body than I'd want, this beer is quite stellar.

Future outlook: Good stuff, and a relative value given it's quality and heft...I'll have to snag a few more of these to sock away.

DoctorDog, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

itsjustzach, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

pjs234, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of whendeathsleeps
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark as night, two finger dark tan head that lingers for a good while, nice lacing.
S- French roast coffee, Currants or other dark fruits, roasted oats.
T- Wow! More big coffee taste, mildly sweet, a little chocolatey. Excellent.
M- Full bodied, smooth, high carbonation, slight boozy warmth.

Everything one would look for in a great imperial stout, will definitely buy again.

whendeathsleeps, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

athouve1, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

brandoman63, Nov 19, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a fairly viscous dark brown, nice and opaque. Small head that dissipates quickly.

S - Good amount of sweet, dark fruits like raisin and grapes, some licorice, milk chocolate, and coffee--a hint of booze.

T - Good amounts of coffee in the taste, that become quite chocolatey. There is a tinge of that dark fruit in the middle, before finishing with a lot more of that bitter coffee. Very good.

M - Pretty smooth, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is present, but not too hot.

Overall - I liked this one. I was expecting a little more sweetness based on the smell, but I still think it turned out quite nicely. Great beer by Thirsty Dog.

BeerBuckeye, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

xDeadGuYx, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

csiewert, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ej285701, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of taigor
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into DFH pint glass.

A - Poured jet black non-transparent color with medium mocha head that slowly dissipated leaving lots of lacing around the glass.

S - Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Not too strong.

T - Starts off with bitter coffee and dark chocolate followed by roasted malts with no sweetness at all and has a very rich and creamy feel to it.

M - Full bodied with high carbonation.

O - This RIS is mostly unknown but it does not mean it is bad.Very good RIS that is true to its style with ABV very well hidden. Overall very well balanced. I would highly recommend it.

taigor, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

teyuders, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

meich75, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

eerbayman, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

ScreamForMe, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Demer, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,488 ratings.