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Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

314 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 130
Gots: 117 | FT: 12
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 whitekiboko
5/5  rDev +21.4%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of ShanePB
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle, received in a recent BIF. I decided Christmas night was a pretty fitting day to open this. Shared with family, poured into a miniature snifter.

A: Deep black body with dark brown highlights on the pour. A foamy rising tan head forms and settles out at an acceptable rate. There's some nice lacing on the glass and enough of a cap for me to be happy with.

S: Lots of roasted and toasted malts and wood. Dry oak with rich bourbon in the back end of the aroma. Throughout are some bitter dark chocolate elements, underlying to the very dried out barrel nature of the nose.

T: Dry oak wood is dominate on first sip, the matured bourbon blends very well with the malty base of the beer. Certainly the barrel is the focus of this beer, but there are really nice dark roasted malt undertones. Bitter bakers dark chocolate, caramel and red wine are in the back.

M: Fairly bubbly, slick and a bit oily on the mouth. Medium bodied, balanced carbonation, this is a nice feel. Dry on the palate.

This was a really nice surprise from Mother Earth. I've had a few of their other beers and wasn't overly impressed however this is one of their gems. The bourbon and oak are very well integrated to both the aroma and taste without being overpowering. My only complaint, and not even one at that really, is the dryness of the beer was a bit too noticeable. Otherwise, very nice.

ShanePB, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of brotherloco
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

brotherloco, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's 2:30 am on Christmas morning and what screams Christmas moreso than Silent Night (Was suprised to see that both Pipe & Pint and Bestway both had 6 bottles on the shelf on Christmas Eve, screwed up and picked up 2 bottles to celler @ Pipe & Pint for $18.99 each and when I went to Bestway they had them for $12.99).

Poured from the bomber into a Beer Army pint and the brew is moonless midnight brown in color. The head is small at under 1/2" and is mocha brown in color and made up of tee tiny bubbles. It settles down quickly to leave a partial covering atop the beer. The Lacing is whispy on the glass as the brew is consumed.

The aroma is heavy coffee and roasted malts. The flavor follows the nose to an extent with it composed of coffee, roasted malts, and some alcohol heat. The alcohol is very forward and combines with the bitterness of the roasted grain to give it to much of a bitter hotness on the back of the tongue and in the throat.

It doesn't take but a few sips before the heat dissappears and mellow vanilla comes forward as well as the bourbon barrel flavor. I like how this has settled out, pretty quickly.

A medium mouthfeel, this is a great sipper on this coldish winter morn.

I'm already anticipating 365 days from now when I pop open another one of these. I've got a feeling this wonderful Tar Heel brew will celler fantastically.

RedneckBeerz, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Gushue3
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

December 2010 poured into CBS snifter.

A A smaller chocolate brown head quickly forms and has little retention. Some smaller bubbles are left around the sides of the glass and below the body is black and opaque. Really with the head hung around a little longer.

S Big time malt sweetness accompanied by a roast takes off in the front of the nose. Some wood, alcohol and light vanilla come through from a second waft.

T Lots going on with this. Sweeter malts carry from the front to the end. The bourbon definitely comes through but works well with the other flavors. Solid roast along with some bakers chocolate makes for a really nice combination of flavors. The finish is bitter and lingers.

M Bigger mouthfeel with lower side of medium carbonation. feels pretty on par.

O This was a really nice beer. Taste is great for a cooler night and would be perfect drinking next the fireplace on the bottle.

Gushue3, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

clegolfski, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Miamilice, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

eerbayman, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DoctorB2B, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Lantern, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

wolfeman007, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of GehenHerzog
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

GehenHerzog, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Jparkanzky, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

UNCCTDawg, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Brambleman, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Kaydogg, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jh1982, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

derandscott, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

thebouch01, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mgbickel, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of bballmj2k
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this sitting in my cellar/closet for about a year - had one fresh and still have one left over.

A - Not too thick, dark black with thin mocha head that dissipates quickly.

S - Lots and lots of roasted, woody, charred notes. Theres bourbon there and a cofffee/dark chocolate note.

T - Lots of wood up front - kind of unlike anything I've had for the style and unlike what I remember from having it fresh last year. Bourbon notes exist but are really subtle and exist in the backdrop. Ends with a roasted espresso character and some bitterness on the end.

M - Fairly high carbonation with some alcohol/roasted burn on the end.

I think I liked this more last December when it was fresh. A lot of woody characters have taken over, and while it's still a well-constructed beer I tend to prefer the bourbon/coffee/chocolate dominant stouts. Still quite interesting and pretty tasty - not sure what I'm going to do with my last bottle...

bballmj2k, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photekut, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Centennial, Nov 16, 2011
Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.