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Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

283 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%


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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rockyfire

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pretty much black. a little head that dissipates very quickly. a very nice looking beer.

Amazing smell. bourbon, oaky, chocolate and roasted coffee. Subtle notes of vanilla as well.

Awesome. perfect amount of bourbon taste. then you get the breakfast stout flavors in there. the coffee and chocolate notes. A little sweet tasting as well.

Medium to heavy bodied. smooth and creamy. Not too carbonated. JUST PERFECT

I'll definitely be on the lookout for this when they release to the rest of the State. But it was definatly worth the 2 hour drive to pick up my two bottles. I may go back tomorrow for another two. Thanks Mother Earth for brewing such great beers.

Serving type: On Tap at Brewery. Bottle purchased

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 01:16:13 | More by rockyfire
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bamarita

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So, I've now had it on tap (@ Duckworth's in Charlotte) and from a bottle which was a pain in the ass to get (had to drive to Raleigh, NC.) I have to admit the beer isn't that wonderful from the bottle (it seems to lack certain characteristics) so I will be reviewing from my on-tap experience. Its very black in color with a medium reversed head that goes away fairly quickly. It smells of roasted flavors and some good stout coffee. Tastes of sweet roasted awesomeness, coffee, chocolate, and ester. Mouthfeel is thick and oily and awesome. Drinkability is high.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2010 03:20:36 | More by bamarita
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UnionJack31

North Carolina

4.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle dated 2012

A- Pores a nice thick black color with minimal mocha colored head that resides to a perfect lace with good retention. A perfect looking stout!!

S- Rich malts and coffee dominate the nose followed by beautiful bourbon, vanilla and oak aromas as well. I could smell this one all day! It is a perfectly balanced nose.

T- More bourbon then the nose. The bourbon, oak and vanilla are up front and the coffee resides in the end. The coffee and bourbon flavors linger well. OUTSTANDING

M- Nice and smooth. Very silky and creamy. Carbonation is perfect for a barrel aged stout.

O- What a great beer, I love this beer and cant wait to try the 2013!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 19:47:11 | More by UnionJack31
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Finatic

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a CBS snifter.

A: Pours a dark black color with motor oil viscosity that develops a light tan head that recedes quickly.

S: Lots of malts and I sense some chocolate undertones as well as some coffee.Bourbon comes on at the end and I can smell some of the barrel that houses this magic beer.

T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of malts with some chocolate and coffee undertones, it finishes with the bourbon barrel aftertaste that balances out this brew perfectly.

M: Medium bodied with a slight oily texture on the palate.

O: I Really look forward to each Winter when I can indulge in this North Carolina masterpiece.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:50:51 | More by Finatic
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Initially the thick very viscous cold liquid was lifeless and flat; slowly but surely some nice light caramel bubbles procured themselves from the used motor oil in my Bell's tulip. From what I can see, it looks decently carbonated.

This could quite possibly be the best smelling BA stout Ive had yet. I can smell the stout underneath the bourbon and wood. At first, it smelled boozy, but now I smell loads of dark and milk chocolate. The chocolate actually kind of reminds me of ST Choklat. Very syrupy and heavy. And is that cinnamon I pick up? Holy hell I love it!

Ok I want every BA stout to taste exactly like this. Its very smooth and sweet, but not from the unfermentable sugars. Usually stouts and Doppelbocks get that sticky sweet feeling from the unfermented sugars, but Mother Earth has covered that up with heavy doses of dark and milk chocolate. The booze can be found buried underneath spicy notes of cinnamon. Its very complex, and the oak fits in nicely. Its a slight woody feeling that really gives it a full body.

I know I love BA Blackout and Siberian Night. and especially BA BORIS. But Ohio BA Stouts finally have some competition. More like they just lost their top spot. Well done Mother Earth.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 03:23:21 | More by VncentLIFE
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An absolutely superb beer, and one that I think is underrated on Beer Advocate. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head. Lovely aromas of coconut, cream, vanilla, Bourbon notes, charred wood, and a nice nuttiness. Very smooth and integrated in the nose. The taste is similar, but what a smooth, well integrated package. There is also a nice burnt sugar note, but this doesn't come on too strong or overwhelm the other flavors. This beer is an excellent example of how to successfully utilize a Bourbon barrel to age a beer. Everything here is beautifully balanced and complementary. Superb job! Very, very smooth- graceful power on an elegant frame.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 16:20:28 | More by Georgiabeer
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was on tap at Mother Earth's brew pub.

A: dark brown with a thick creamy head with really tiny bubbles.
S: AMAZING! This is something that every person who likes barrel aged stouts shoul be able to smell once before they die. Hints of bourbon with chocolate tht turns quickly to sweet malty goodness ad then caramel.
T: The bourbon hits first and then is quickly mellowed out by the malts. The bourbon is perfect in this beer. It is perfectly balanced by the malts and isn't overpowering or too weak.
MF: amazingly full body with great carbonation.
O: this beer is great and is in my top 10 list for BBL beers

The only thing that would have made this better is if TDM168 could have been in attendance.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2012 18:29:07 | More by brewdude1982
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Busy Bee served in a DFH signature glass a deep opaque black with a very nice, frothy light tan head that slowly diminishes to a ring and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is a fragrant amount of oak in front of roasted malts, cocoa and fresh ground coffee. The taste is a wonderfully complex blend of dried fruits, bitter cocoa, molasses, espresso, oak, burnt caramel, and licorice, absolutely exceptional! The beer is on the heavy side of medium with smooth carbonation. This is an incredible Oak-aged Imperial Stout, one I would love to have again. I plan on picking up a few bottles of this one!

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2010 00:24:56 | More by atsprings
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a DFH Signature glass on 12/15/10. One of the last three bottles to be had at Peace Street Market. Beautiful bottle with excellent artwork.

Poured almost totally opaque with little to no light peeking through when held up to a light. Decent finger-and-a-half dark khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lacing almost disappears completely after the head subsides.

Smell is bourbon and charred wood up front, with a spicy sweetness underlying. It's almost like taking a big whiff of a smoked meat with a sweet rub as you're carving after having taken a sip of your whiskey neat. Very nice.

First sip is, again, bourbon and wood up front with a strong roasted maltiness and very very dark chocolate through the sip. The bourbon presence reasserts itself in the boozy aftertaste, along with strong black coffee. As it warms, it mellows, giving way to the wood, roasted malts, barely-burnt bread, and coffee. The coffee seems to dominate the aftertaste now, which I love.

This beer is excellent in my mouthpiece. Fairly good bite from the carbonation that nicely complements the aggressive flavor. As the taste mellows with warming, the mouthfeel follows suite in lock step. It's becoming nicely smooth and velvety. Feels similar to a Rochefort 10 as it warms.

I could keep sipping this beer all night, but at $18.99 a bottle...well, you know. I'm only through half of the bottle, but I have a feeling that sipping it all night might put a hurtin on me.

Overall, a fantastic bottle from this young brewery, definitely the most impressive effort that I've tried from them. Well done, Mother Earth!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 02:02:34 | More by JebediahScooter
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep pitch black color with a thick mahogany brown head and tons of lacing. Smells of oak, bourbon, and mild malts and hops. Tastes of oak, smoke, malts, roasted malts, a little touch of hops, and hints of vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and nice. Drinkability is high for its ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 19:49:31 | More by TheKingofWichita
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KidsDoc

California

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mother Earth tap room - approx 12 oz pour into brewery snifter. Served cool and enjoyed over about 45 mins time frame.

A: dark, opaque black with thin brown top layer and thin light brown/tan head. Good lacing - head dissipates quickly (9% ABV)

S: sweet chocolate and roated malts. The bourbon scent in pervasive but mellow and not overpowering. This has an incredibly inviting smell.

T: amazing blend of bourbon background that fits alongside a deep roasted malt. Creamy chocolate up front, strong roast middle and lingering bourbon presence. Dare I say this bourbon is so well blended it trumps the giant KBS in this style. The bourbon is truly complimentary and not overbearing. Not a hint of the 9% in the taste.

M: incredibly smooth carbonation and creamy with a huge thick mouthfeel.

D: a sipper for sure but the balance makes its worth the time spent sitting on this one.

**this may have the local bias here but truly this was an impressive bourbon aged stout that I do prefer to KBS

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2010 23:53:25 | More by KidsDoc
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12-12-2010
poured from bomber into Allagash tall snifter.

as with the on-tap it pours a pitch black with a thick pillowy tan head. after a few minutes the head dies down to a ring at the top of the liquid - no lacing left behind.

the bourbon is a touch more present than the draft but still not over powering. dark chocolate, molasses and coffee round out the flavors with dome roasted malts.

medium mouthfeel and slightly less carbonation than draft. still very drinkable at 9% though the alcohol is more noticable.

overall rating based on both tap and bottle.
1 bottle is set aside to drink next christmas.
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12-4-2010
poured from tap at brewery into snifter.

as with the base Imperial Stout pitch black with thick pillowy head. this one diminishes fairly quickly not leaving much lacing.

again, sweet coffee yet theres the wood and bourbon. I find most bourbon barrel aged brews tend to be too boozy for me - not this one! according to the note on the bar this was aged only 1.5 months in a Heaven Hills barrel. the sweet aromas of the bourbon is there but doesnt overpower. perfect to my tastes!

nice medium thick feel. the base stout really stands out under carbonation compared to the nitro.

just fantastic!

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 19:53:10 | More by ncaudle
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ZX6Chris

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got 2 of these so I figured I'd open one up.

Pours dark with a thick tan head, swirling the glass leaves some nice lacing.

Smells nice but subtle. You really have to stick your nose in there to get to that wonderful aroma of burnt sugar, bourbon, oak and vanilla.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Nothing crazy comin at ya but it all blends together nicely and makes for a pleasant drinking experience.

Solid mouthfeel without being over the top.

I'm glad I got one of these left, I'll wait for a cold night to crack it open.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 00:19:01 | More by ZX6Chris
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one.

A - pitch black with a large, brown, dense, foamy head that has fantastic retention

S - huge coffee aromas, chocolate, roasted malts, faint anise

T - huge flavor; coffee and chocolate up front, some roasted malts, some bitterness that's more from the coffee than from the hops, and a faint sweetness in the finish akin to chocolate covered cherries.

M - rich, full bodied, smooth, perfectly carbonated

This was fantastic. It was so complex and each sip opened a new dimension. The nuances are what made this one for me. Amongst the huge, bold flavors there were subtleties such as the cherry notes in the finish and the rich chocolate that weaved its way around the coffee and roasted malts. This is an amazing stout that I will seek out again. It's a bit pricey, but I may break my own rule and claim: "It's worth it."

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 00:47:09 | More by tdm168
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black pour with 1-finger dark chocolate cream head. Faint retention, zero lace.

Aged bourbon nose with mocha and coffee undertones. The bourbon is subtle and mixes well with the other flavors.

Smooth, creamy hit turns bitter mid-mouth with bourbon, chocolate malt, vanilla, and dark roast coffee. And alcohol. Definitely some alcohol.

Body is just right for the style, heavy and thick.

Excellent cold weather sipper.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 03:05:54 | More by beer2day
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GehenHerzog for this one! 2010 Vintage. Review from notes.

A: Pours a nice black color with a small mocha head on top, about 3/4 inch in height. Decent retention with some ok lacing down the sides, some parts it is foamy and some parts rather thin.

S: Nice bourbony aromas, vanilla, and some oak. Some roasted malt and coffee, with hints of chocolate. Very inviting.

T: Similar to the aroma in both flavor in intensity. The bourbon held up nicely over time, very smooth. Nice combination of vanilla and caramel, with some coffee as well. Probably not as much as when the beer was fresh, but I probably prefer it this way.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinks very smooth. A great sipping beer over an evening.

O: A really nice beer. Was a great beer to have on Christmas Eve and went extremely well with the Chocolate Yule Log we had for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 20:18:26 | More by mdaschaf
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to brentk56 for sending this along.

Bottle pours an enticing midnight/cola black, with a pillowy brown head that sticks around to leave its mark on the glass as I drink.

I was excited to try this beer when I received it. Putting my nose into the glass is only building that excitement higher. Can a beer smell smoothe? Well, this one does. The bourbon takes the forefront, but does not dominate as BBA stouts sometimes fall prey to. Instead of being boozy and overwelming, the bourbon serves as the platter on which roasty chocolate ushers in a creamy coffee finish.

The themes follow through to the mouth: silky smoothe initially, although the booze does start to peek through as I drink. As it warms, the heat comes out, as it were. Flavours present more coffee than the nose, though there's still a creamy chocolate presence, and the spicy bourbon thread running throughout.

This beer exceeded my expectations. I was hoping it would be pretty good, but it really hits the spot for me. As it warms it loses some of the creamy smootheness and definitely gets a little hotter with the bourbon showing through, but all in all it's an extremely enjoyable drinking experience, and I'm very grateful to Brent for picking this up for me. Drink it. Enjoy it. Also, apropos of nothing, but I really like the label.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 19:08:35 | More by kemoarps
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

been sitting on this bottle since a little before christmas, finally cracked it open

A: Black as night, solid dark head

S: Good coffee/bourbon aroma

T: intense bourbon flavor, good roasted malt and coffee tones as well.

M: great creamy texture

My personal favorite from my hometown heroes at Mother Earth.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2013 23:45:09 | More by kristougher
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Vdubb86

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adam's Pint Glass

Thanks to dogbones for suggesting this tasty stout.

This beer pours a wonderful black chocolate with a rich dark tan foam. It' really lovely, but there is a lot of carbonation. The smell is of bourbon barrel and chocolate. It's pretty damn tasty. The taste is similar to the smell, but there is a deep richness that makes it really really wonderful. This beer is pretty smooth right now but there is a tad bit of alcohol harshness. I am really digging this beer and sad that I'm not in NC to get this all the time.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 05:06:25 | More by Vdubb86
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml brown magnum with a bottled on freshness date on the label.

The ale throws down a black liquid with tiny tan bubbles that seem to want to take their time on their ride to the top of the glass. Head retention is a non-issue here, each sip leaves a thin ring of lacing. Hint of boozy fusel barrel juice, vanilla, charred wood, roasted grain and a blackberry brandy fruitiness. Big brawny body with enough smoothness to break up that thick creamy body a bit and a cushy body that is as it settles down on the palate. The flavor lands sweet but with a charred slightly smoky backing, burnt sugar comes to mind as well. Hops take second seat. Faint bourbon note though there is a definite pull on the palate from the wood. Very balanced and almost too drinkable for its size. 9% is pretty mellow. Finishes with that dry pull from the bourbon barrel.

Hard to balance near perfection like this in a bigger beer. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 02:45:46 | More by Jason
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mullenpc

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

Appearance--Black with a fine tan head. Head and lacing linger for a long while.

Smell--This bottle is very fresh, so the boozy, sweet bourbon which dominated the nose is what I expected. Underneath the bourbon there is a nice balance of milk chocolate and vanilla. Minimal roast on the nose.

Taste--For a BA stout bottled one month ago this is ridiculously smooth. Lots of sweet bourbon and chocolate up front. A little bit of earthy roast as well. The finish is a tiny bit boozy, but it's a good, complementary boozy finish. Very warming, perfect for the season.

Mouthfeel--Not as viscous as some big imperial stouts but very solid for the style.

Overall--A very good BA stout. Not on the level of Event Horizon, but still an awesome beer worth seeking out, especially if you are a fan of BA beers

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 04:30:47 | More by mullenpc
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork blasts off almost taking jh1982's eye out after merely unscrewing the cage in the parking lot of a Wolfpack baseball game! Worries about infection subside when it pours nice and black with ample tan head. Very roasty aroma, didn't pick up bourbon in the nose.

Great chewy roasty presence. Tiny bits of bourbon and chocolate, everything melds oh so nice with this, alcohol heat is tame, if at all. Reminiscient of Eclipse for multiple reasons, none of them being the flavor per se.

Very roasty, like the base beer for Eclipse (Totality). Bourbon and alcohol are not through the roof, this beer isn't about being the strongest or -est anything, its just about being a damn good beer. This definitely is thicker and chewier though.

Balance is its strong suit. A lil wood, lots of roast flavors, little bits of chocolate and bourbon = a damn fine beer, thanks for bringing it fellas. Wish I would have kept the empty to shoot though.

The higher than average carbonation was nice to blend with the flat Papier Brandy, that's worthy of another bump in this overall score.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 17:43:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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chaz410

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this black beauty on tap at Duckworths in Charlotte!
I literally changed my plans for the day when I heard it was being tapped at Duckworths.
Pours a deep black body that sucks out light from all around it! It has a half finger length caramel colored head that stays pretty thin for a while.
Smell is fantastic! It's full of rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and vanilla notes with some charred oak. Small amounts of caramel and raisons are layered in as well. There's some slight metallic smell that hints at very bitter chocolate nibs.
The taste is exceptionally balanced for how young this big beer is. It's full of deep roasty flavors, mostly barley roast but a fair amount of charred oak followed by nice layers of chocolate malt, cocoa, vanilla and even slight nutty sweetness. It's a velvet-like sweetness, one that coats but is still uplifting. It has caramel and some hoppy pine notes at its base along with deep red fruit subtle edges and a nice, slightly coffee-like bitter, and bourbon-like alcohol finish.
Very thick and fluid mouthfeel. It feels right at home being tossed across your palate/tongue.
It's not "drinkable" but I did order two of these, with another beer in between and I hardly ever repeat orders of beers in a session. It's surprisingly balanced and therefore a very approachable beer for any moderate beer enthusiast!
Great beer that matched my high expectation!

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2010 04:16:44 | More by chaz410
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage, cork and cage. Poured in a snifter, the beer is an opaque, blackish-brown coloring with a tall, dense, small bubbled, chunky head of a solid inch that doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Aromas of bitter roasted coffee, hints of campfire smoke, bittersweet chocolate, and woody characteristics. The nose just begs you to bundle up and sip this brew. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with coffee bitterness followed quickly by the subtle charcoal and smoke of a fireplace/campfire. Creamy highlights, with bittersweet chocolate darting in and out of the palate, and the beer also has some charred wood notes. Very interesting, and very much tailor-made for cold weather and plenty of time to sip. Heavy and smooth in mouth, with a velvety feel as it clears your taste buds. The finish is smoky and bitter, with a coffee linger. Solid brew, very robust and rich, and damn tasty. Glad I snagged some of these to age a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 23:23:10 | More by GarthDanielson
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ddtprm

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at The Liberty Gastropub in Charlotte, NC. The beer was not on the menu and I had just finished a flight of stouts when I saw the keg through the glass door of their cooler. The beer was $5 for a pint, which I thought was a great deal.

The beer is dark as night with a nice tan head that dissapates quickly. It smells of dark malts, chocolate, coffee and a hint of bourbon. I'll be honest...beers that overpower with the bourbon I do not always go crazy over like some do on this site. The taste is the best part about this beer. It actually tastes like an Imperial Stout, not just bourbon that tries to pass as beer. You get a slight burn from the bourbon on the finish, but otherwise I thought the drinkability was quite good for a stout this big. I quite enjoyed this beer and was very happy I was able to try it. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2010 13:29:30 | More by ddtprm
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Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.