Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 141
Gots: 125 | 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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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter jet black with a thinner mocha colored head atop,no light got thru this even when held to the light.Aromas were a little lighter than most of the style with chocolate,roaste/coffee,and vanilla standing out.It's much lighter in the mouth than expected but it's not totally a bad thing,it does glide down easily,still I would like a little more body for a big stout like this.Well balanced big stout flavors with the bourbon barrel not being the overpowering presence like way to many of the aged beers,chocolate and roasted notes dominate with the bourbon notes giving off some vanilla in the finish along with some sweet alcohol.This big beer has alot of finesse,as big as it is it's pretty damn easy to drink.

Photo of axeman9182
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, generously sent to me by Tiger33. It was allowed to warm a bit before being poured ino my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Silent Night pours jet black. About two fingers of tan foam top the beer, filling the glass to the brim. Head retention is very good, and a decent amount of lacing is left behind as well. The nose is very nice, aromas of coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, and a little oak all make themselves known as I lean in towards the glass. The flavor profile maintains many of those same notes, but the balance is thrown off a little bit. Specifically, coffee, which was probably the primary aroma, is a bit more in the background here. It makes room for a bit more of an oaky presence. Dark chocolate and brown sugar remain strictly background notes. The body is just a little bit lighter than one normally encounters. It's still substantial enough, and this makes the beer a little bit more quaffable. Carbonation is just a hair too lively for me, but it's a minor quibble. Silent Night is one of the less bourbon forward barrel aged stouts I've had, but it's also a really nice beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
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."

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Dec. 2010
Bruery tulip

A: Pours a very dark brown/black. Still good carbonation. Good pop on bottle. About a half finger of light tan head. Faded quick but you can get it back up by recirculating. Fluffy pillow like head. Some alcohol feet.

S: Coffee grounds. Roasted malts. Maybe still some piney like hops? Not a ton of barrel anymore on the nose. Some soft vanilla. Caramel as it comes up.

T: Up front, some dark chocolate bitterness. Then you get some sweetness to match that from the barrel I assume. You get some sweet vanilla notes. Like the nose though, it's not a HUGE barrel character at all.

M: It's a thin full bodied brew.

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Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.