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Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 126
Gots: 114 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 11-26-2010)
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n2185

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black with 2 fingers of milk chocolate head. The head recedes into a nice brown cap that stays with the beer. There is a little lacing, though not much.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate up front followed by a nice mix of aromas of vanilla, oak, and bourbon.

T: Taste is very similar to aroma. There's some semi-sweet chocolate up front followed by a nice mix of vanilla and bourbon. The bourbon is fairly subtle here, not overwhelming you like some or going completely unnoticed. I'd prefer it to be just a notch more present, though. The bourbon leaves a nice, warming aftertaste to go with a slight coffee bitterness.

M: Thick body with a bit more carbonation than most bourbon barrel stouts. Good, but I prefer my imperial stouts to be a bit more creamy textured.

D: Goes down pretty smoothly and avoids being a cloyingly sweet bourbon bomb like some.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 19:48:12 | More by n2185
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Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.