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

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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:
1,166
Reviews:
227
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
331
For Trade:
74
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,166 |  Reviews: 227
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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Photo of OldManMetal
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bourbon barrel-aged version of Siberian Night pours to a large, rocky dark-brown head on an almost impenetrably black body that shows nothing but slight mahogany footlights; head retention is brief but lacing is excellent, consisting of thick sheets, slabs and caverns. The nose is a very delectable, sweet dark malt aroma that is light in character, with an almost perfectly balanced bourbon presence; medium in intensity, it leads with modest bourbon notes and milk chocolate, while further in the malt character broadens as molasses and light, candy-like caramel join the medley, and a moderate alcohol undertone emerges. The palate is not as sweet or light-charactered as the nose would predict, although it does land a bit on the sweet end of the balance. The bourbon leads, and is more assertive than it is on the nose, being maybe just the slightest bit heavy-handed. Behind it is a seamless dark malt melange that shows sweetish milk chocolate as well as darker, bitter baker's chocolate, and more subtle black-strap molasses and toffee, all over a moderate undercurrent of booze. The finish is a big warming hit of boozy caramel, followed by the onset of a modest oaky/chocolate bitterness that lasts for awhile. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the full body, and the texture is sticky/creamy and slightly peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (12 oz bottle, no code date)

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Photo of NMA
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MikeWard
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a chalice. No freshness dating.

Jet black body, Tan head, very good lacing.

Aroma is of vanilla and bourbon.

Although the alcohol/bourbon is present, it doesn't punch you in the mouth, which I a t least, appreciate. Vanilla is also there, but not strong. What I'm not getting at all, is any chocolate flavor.

Mouth is full.

Overall, an enjoyable sipper

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

Photo of rydev24
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KT123
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejane
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Muss42
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amalburg
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bgold86
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THSmusicman
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBonez477
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First appearance is light for a big stout, with a pretty fluffy tan head. Smell is mocha, marshmallow, vanilla and a little leather. Taste is sweet mocha blended with strong raisin/dark fruit. Finish is slight roast which balances nicely with the sweetness. The vanilla and oak from the bourbon mellow in at the end. Feel is pretty light for the ABV. Overall a really tasty brew

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,166 ratings.
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