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

Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.25/5
1,173 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
Ranking:
#828
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
1,173
pDev:
8.24%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
333
Trade:
75
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,173 |  Reviews: 230
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served alongside the standard Siberian Night.

The beer is opaque and near black with a thin beige cap. Sparse lacing. The aroma offers bourbon, oak, roast, malt, char. The base beer is definitely recognizable throughout, and not overrun by the barrel character. Milk chocolates and bourbon. Mild sweetness and seriously delicious. Outstanding.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +4%

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a dark, inky, slightly oily looking black color, with a one inch head, and no lacing.

Smells like bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and tons of rich, creamy chocolate.

This one is a real treat. It's not quite as intense as some it's other brethren in the same style, but that's ok, it's much more drinkable. Still really fully flavored- lots of Hershey's syrup and chocolate liqueur flavor, sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and a smidgen of roasted malt. It's much more creamy than roasty.

This one has a wonderfully creamy and smooth mouthfeel, with a very low amount of carbonation, and a medium body. Very drinkable, as mentioned above.

A most excellent BA stout, and one that flies under the radar a little bit.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerOps
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,173 ratings
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