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Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

344 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 142
Gots: 124 | FT: 11
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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Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 18.99. Bottled 12/2012. Served in a large snifter.

Pours black with chestnut edges and one and a half fingers of tan head. Small occasional spots of lace.

Smells of cocoa, faint coffee, oak and trace vanilla.

Taste is pretty much what the aroma indicated but with vanilla and bourbon sitting up front with the bitter dark cocoa. Followed by lightly creamed dark roast coffee, brandied dates, oak, mild anise, a hint of smoke/char and dose of booze.

Creamy medium feel with just above average carbonation. The bourbon seems more pronounced in the finish.

All in all this is a nicely balanced bourbon barrel aged stout and by far the best thing I've tried from Mother Earth. A bit too expensive for me to revist on my own dime but a nice one time purchase.

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

A - pours a a pitch perfect black. 3 fingers worth of billowing tan foam with some decent staying power. not something I was expecting from a year old barrel aged imperial stout. Eventually the foam does subside leaving some spotty lacing.

S - aroma is medium intense with all the note playing off each in pleasant balance. Bourbon is still strong along with warm caramel and sawdust. At one point strong notes of vanilla bean ice cream waft from the glass. cocoa powder and syrupy chocolate mingles with city roast coffee notes to create an nuance of mocha. a slight hint of black cherries and raspberries.

T - the flavors of semi-sweet dark chocolate and sweet mocha coat the front palate. The chocolate flavors subside as notes of oily espresso beans, caramelly bourbon, oak, and vanilla shine in the middle. Hints of black cherries on the backend. Notes of bourbon and vanilla linger long past the finish.

M - Full bodied with a silky, velvety texture. High carbonation with tight champagne-like bubbles.

O - A very well done BA stout. A bit pricey but I will say Mother Earth has not let me down yet.

Photo of LambicKing
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of russpowell
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in Dec 2012

Pours thick, effervescent & pitch black with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Above average lacing & average head retention, nice viscious look to this

S: Rich dark choclate, dark fruit & a touch of boozeyness, some oak & vanilla. Coffee beans are a late arrival to the party

T: Charred grain, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, & woody dryness up front. More coffee, dryness & charred grain as this warms; some nice dark chocolate & vanilla notes as well. Finishes dry, somewhat boozey, with caramel, much charred grain & subtle coffee/mocha notes

MF: Chewy, smooth carbonation, has some slickness

A very nice/drinkable Imp Stout, didn't rock my world, but it did make me very happy

Photo of jsteele
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown-black color with a surprisingly large tan head that retained well and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Lots of roast in the nose, dark malts, coffee, cocoa, oak, slight fruit esters. More of the same in the taste, roasty dark malts, coffee, cocoa or unsweetened chocolate, woody notes, with subtle hints of dark fruits and anise. Body was about medium, carbonation was moderate, but a bit more prickly than I'd expect. Nice beer overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -69.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of mntlover
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with some ruby highlights its a bar pout so no real head or lace caused by the head. But looks nice enough.

Aroma is nice didn't really know what it was when I ordered figured it was a winter warmer. So I was pleasantly surprised when one whiff told me it was barrel aged stout. Nice bourbon notes roasted malts lots of coffee and light chocolate notes.

Taste is like the nose big roasted malts, good bourbon and vanilla riding on big malt backbone some light boozy. Good big stout an enjoyable sipper.

Mouthfeel is full with a nice mellow carbonation.

Overall nice surprise pick off the tap wall a solid big stout that is very enjoyable.

Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.