Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
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1,161 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by largadeer on 04-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,161
Reviews:
225
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
330
For Trade:
75
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,161 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of grover37
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer. Nose reveals little, not even much bourbon.

Tons of bourbon on the palate. Kiss of chocolate on the back third, and then finished with more coconut bourbon. Creamy flavor, and a touch of oak. Light but not sour grapes.

A touch thin.

Definitely a beer for bourbon fans.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaxon53
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scootny
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tight two fingers of luscious foam. A dark bark color and a light amount of streaky, spotty, lacing. Nose is lovely. Solid bourbon is mixed with milk chocolate, molasses, vanilla, some alcohol. Roasted malts give some depth. Taste is impressive. Bourbon is the framer of the flavor. But the components supporting it are equally yummy. Chocolate anchors the malt base. Sweetness is plentiful. Coffee and vanilla. Low bitterness. Barrel notes give complexity. Feel is lightly syrupy and low carbonation. Great overall brew.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gemini6
3.37/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I am suspecting this was infected,(odd sour note that dominated the finish) but there is no way I am paying another $6-7 to confirm or deny.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ One Mile House.

Silky frothy creamy soft head. 5 minute retention.

Opaque black body. No yeast is visible within.

Aroma brings rich vanilla-forward bourbon notes and decadent milk chocolate. Dark malt sweetness, a blip of roast. Suggests a gorgeous brew with a great bourbon barrel character.

Creamy, chewy yet thin, medium-bodied, soft.

TASTE is a bit shallow, but the vanilla-forward bourbon is there, somewhat eclipsing the base beer's chocolate malt and dark malt sweetness.

Overall, it's a drinkable imperial stout but lacks the complexity and subtlety and depth of superior expressions of the style.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of bylerteck
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lot's of sweetness in the aroma. Chocolate and some roast with added spirit notes and wood/vanilla. Lot's of bourbon in the flavour with minimal heat. Sweet chocolate and booze. Not too bad.

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Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Aged this one in the bottle another 10 months after purchasing. Wow. Even better. Worth the wait. Pricy but worth every penny.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scotty_Karate
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head. Black in color.

Lots of bourbon and heat. Oaky. Chocolate. Roasted malts. Some vanilla.

Full bodied with some booze. Ends dry and roasted.

Decent BA stout. Nothing crazy.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,161 ratings.
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