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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brownish black with half an inch of brown, foamy head. The nose has notes of deep roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is licorice and anise up front with chocolate and roasted malts in the finish. The alcohol adds some warmth and some faint esters to the finish. There's also a faint hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, and mildly carbonated.

Overall this is a solid beer. A sipper for sure, but solid and delicious.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer pours an oily black coloring with a low profile, frothy, light tan head. Nose of rich vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, oaky notes, booze highlights, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. Amazingly balanced. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a solid balance of coffee and chocolate, with highlights of molasses, booze, wood, vanilla, and toffee. Very rich and smooth throughout. Heavy and layered. The body is insanely robust and smooth, with a velvety feel. The aftertaste is heavily roasted and bitter, with a solid vanilla and booze linger. Wow, this is heavy. The finish is smooth and slick, with a bitter and boozy linger. Subtle warmth that builds as you drink, as well. Great brew.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Served in a variety of different glasses throughout the evening.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a very thin cap, and spotchy chunks of lace. The body is black as night, wit only the faintest hint of brown at the fringes.

S - Initially this has a lot of sharp oak, with a tart appleskin note and maybe a hint of acetone. Reminds me a little of BA Everett. As it warms up there is more in the way of roasted grains, and chocolate, Plenty of bourbon flavor throughout.

T - The taste is less oaky and heavier on chocolate, dark fruits, and dark roast coffee. There's actually a light candi sugar note that is a bit surprising. Finishes with a mixture of bourbon bite and espresso bitterness.

M - Lower carbonation, medium body-full body, smooth and velvety texture, and light alcohol warmth. Quite nice.

D - This is pretty solid, although the bourbon and oak flavors obliterate a lot of the things I like about the base beer. This actually got better throughout the night, as the tart note mostly dissipated. Alcohol is well-disguised and this goes down pretty smooth.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

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

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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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