Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout
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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #132
Ranked #1,979
4.25 | pDev: 8.24%
Nov 07, 2023
Apr 02, 2011
We took our award winning Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout and aged it for 11 months in fresh bourbon barrels. The result blew us away. The dark chocolate malt yields a milk chocolate flavor that blends perfectly with the vanilla flavor from the barrel. The bourbon aroma adds the finishing touch.
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Rated: 4.25 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a clear glass. The color is a very dark blackish and brown mix with a noticeable alcohol aroma. The smell to me consists of chocolate, vanilla, and of course, alcohol. The 10.9% ABV brings a nice, warm taste to the experience and I look forward to the next one.
Dec 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Resistance88 from California

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thank you for this @arizcard
Pouring this after having my Willettized .
Big Bourbon Barrel in this one. Nice blend of leather, cherries, bitter chocolate, black coffee and subtle 'nilla. Medium mouthfeel . A great beer that Imperial Stout lovers should seek out.
Dec 08, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by KT3418 from Colorado

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by petewheeler from Maryland

Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 12 oz single from TW-Greenville SC on 7-19-21 for $2.99. No bottling date; consumed 10-19-21.

Beer poured black as night with a nice tan head with the original pour.

Nose is full of roasted malts, bourbon, and leather, very nice!

Taste is a large roasted malt base with a nice warming infusion of bourbon that brings out the chocolate from the malt base along with a touch of leather and vanilla. Finishes nicely balanced and not sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium to large bodied and silky smooth like the non BA version i had yesterday.

Overall the barrel aging was beneficial making the base brew more flavorful. Definitely will watch for this next go around assuming the barrel aging release in annualized!
Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Unclevince from West Virginia

May 24, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep dark black color with beige edges and a half finger of head. The nose has soft bourbon notes. The bourbon is not as present in the flavor profile as the nose might indicate, but it's still there adding a sweet note to the chocolatey taste. The mouth feel is slightly sticky.

My only negative is that the big roasted notes of the base beer seem somewhat muted here.
Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into my snifter glass out of a 11 oz. bottle. This beer pours a very dark brown, practically black color with a silky looking tan head that's about an inch thick when first poured and that settles eventually to a very thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some cluster swirls of film layer surface foam. Decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, some chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes, and a nice bourbon oak presence. The taste is pretty much exactly the same, starting out with a nice roasted malt presence followed by chocolate and vanilla notes. next up is some milk sugar goodness and then the flavor profile is rounded out by some oak bourbon and a bit of a boozy note. The 10.9% ABV is very well integrated here. The coffee bitterness and a bit of an earthy hop presence comes out more as the beer warms up a bit. An excellent flavor profile. Has a slightly crisp, mostly smooth, frothy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. An excellent beer. Very drinkable for the style.

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Flathead5173 from Ohio

Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I got a bottle of this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle store. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had wonderful Russian stout notes with bourbon highlights. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with strong molasses, vanilla, subtle cocoa with bourbon flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.
Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle with no date (pretty sure its a 2018) poured into a snifter at 56 degrees F:
L - Black as the siberian night (I've been there), head dissipated quickly
S - bourbon, and a bit of caramel
T - the bourbon hits you immediately and then the malt flavor slides in. Wonderfully balanced
F - Medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation throughout
O - great beer, 2 or so years in the flavors are still blending very well
Oct 14, 2020
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Looks like this is from 2018. Disappointing, I don't generally think barrel-aged stouts aged particularly well.

The body and barrel notes were kinda thin, but there is plenty to like here. Some fudge, bourbon soaked cherries, and vanilla are all very nice. The finish is a bit hot with woody bitterness.
Jul 27, 2020
Rated: 2.87 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 07, 2020
Rated: 4.59 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina

Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Assuming it’s from 2018, had 11/28/18.

Pours an opaque, deep brown with a one and a half inch thick foamy head with good retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, bourbon, some oak and char, some vanilla and cocoa, light licorice. The flavor begins with bourbon- much more than the nose, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, char, molasses, roasted malt, oak, lighter coffee and vanilla than the aroma, some caramel and cocoa. Smooth, a little creamy, a good full body, well carbonated.

Great barrels that don’t overwhelm, a great aroma, lots of different smells and tastes. This is best fully warmed. Very enjoyable and well worth a purchase.
Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours pitch black, nearly impervious to light. Nice 2 finger foamy kaki head that slowly fades. Nice chocolate aroma, a little yeasty. Flavor is rich chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, bitter espresso finish. Carbonation lends itself to a creamy texture. Overall a good BA Stout, aged very nicely. A bit on the sweet side.

12 oz bottle, no date, at least 3 years old
4.5 rating
Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Jun 19, 2019
Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1224 ratings