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Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

293 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 126
Gots: 115 | 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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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-22-2014 23:18:17 | More by DerrickW
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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-21-2014 06:14:32 | More by MastaShonuf
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-14-2014 16:12:45 | More by robwestcott
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

bomber bottle pours black with a decent head.
Moderate barrel aging effect in the aroma, but a bit stronger than I prefer on the tongue.

Lightly sweet until the finish whereafter bitterness from the hops and burnt grains comes out.

Full, near chewy body. Well set carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 23:26:07 | More by chinchill
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-08-2014 02:04:54 | More by Cynic-ale
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-07-2014 14:11:28 | More by mrebeka
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a tan cap. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger edfortlessly.

The smell is roasty with a scent of char, earth, molasses and some raw oak. It is leathery with a bit anise and tobacco coming out as it warms up.

The flavor inckudes bitter roast, earth, tobacco and raw oak. Some leather and anise in the aftertafte. A bit of something almost like cinnamon spice emerges as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a pleasantly roasty offering that really opened up and showed it's complexity as it warmed up. My only gripe is that the barrel presence felt more raw and harsh with oak instead of deep, blended and smooth. I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 13:50:36 | More by stakem
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-29-2014 01:01:54 | More by baybum
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-29-2014 00:26:29 | More by KJ2013
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-26-2014 15:37:12 | More by Griffith
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-22-2014 16:57:17 | More by rrski198
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EndoRocks

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-16-2014 01:22:51 | More by EndoRocks
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belljt33

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-14-2014 21:40:06 | More by belljt33
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-11-2014 10:55:37 | More by FilumDee
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-06-2014 01:56:48 | More by Moses_Malone
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Xandrose

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-05-2014 06:22:51 | More by Xandrose
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2014 14:03:38 | More by st9647v3
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Dperry33

Georgia

5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-01-2014 02:42:26 | More by Dperry33
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Corked 2013 bottle. The cork broke and I had to use a corkscrew. Christmas gift from Casey.

Appearance: Black as hell. Brown head and nice lacing.

Smell: Dark roast and bitter chocolate. Day old cold coffee. Vanilla-y bourbon notes. Really good.

Taste: As above. Super roasty, a little too much-- almost bitter char. Some boozy burn. Bitter finish. Other than the bitter roastiness, nice complexity and balance.

Mouthfeel: Big. Creamy carbonation. A bit of drying wood at end.

Overall: A good imperial stout that could be great with a little less roasty bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 02:18:01 | More by rapidsequence
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Evoforen

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2013 19:14:30 | More by Evoforen
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mc4z

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle into a snifter, split. Pours a dark brown with excellent head retention. The nose has mild bourbon notes, along with some light coffee notes. The taste is pretty much the same with coffee and chocolate at the front and bourbon at the finish. It also tastes a bit boozier than 9%. The mouthfeel is smooth but unremarkable. Overall I like this beer but would like stronger coffee and bourbon flavors when comparing to other beers of this style and price.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:47:07 | More by mc4z
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2013 17:17:08 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-27-2013 14:40:21 | More by Gotti311
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-25-2013 22:30:17 | More by sendbeer
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-25-2013 20:17:12 | More by lupercmda
Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.