Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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92
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1,914 Ratings
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Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,914
Reviews:
869
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
287
For Trade:
13
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Photo of joshautry
2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of brewcnc
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The flavor is rich and bittersweet like dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is rich and smooth the alcohol is well hidden and as it warms some dark fruit seems to peek through. A real nice sipper!

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Photo of Trboley
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark with a nice head. Malty up from and fades to dark berries then to what I can only describe as a slightly smoked Hershey bar. Very complex flavor that transforms mightily as it makes its way down your beer hole.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at brewery:
Dark enough to block light to the far edges. Top of the glass lacing of the tan head that rings the glass all the way down.

Definitive roasted notes, showing the grain but also char. I like the term old school diner, where the smoke and coffee aromas meet.

Taste hits with roasted malt, definitively more coffee and more char than the nose alluded to. So basically strength up front. The beer has a balanced to slightly malty lean to it through mid-taste. The end is charcoal roasted notes with a hint of lingering sweetness.

I liked this offering. Maybe just a tad, no a smidge, on the sweet side - but so far within the threshold for me to make it very enjoyable. Top tier? Not quite. Very solid? Yes, IMHO.

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Photo of twax
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OldDirty
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioCoastie
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffreed61
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6+ mos old (undated bottle, purchased July '16). A pretty straightforward, no-frills RIS until the finish. Modest nose, some roasty elements. Bitter roast & bitter cocoa dominate the taste, w/ just a faint, sweet counterpoint. Smooth. On the finish, it turns very dry, almost chalky or tannic - an interesting twist.

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Photo of Bill69
3.27/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hit728
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmys
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not sure of the vintage as I cannot find a bottled date. overall pretty solid bourbon barrel aged stout, but nothing to go nuts over. lots of vanilla, sweet booze flavor and aroma. chocolate. rich and filling. a good winter beer for sure.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mumbled
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours an opauqe, oily black with a nice tan head. Initial impression is chocolate, caramel, and coffee - which is nothing unusual for this style - but the balance between the sweetness and bitterness is spot on. There are elements of sweet milk chocolate complemented by slightly bitter dark chocolate, all underlain by a creamy coffee-with-milk-and-caramel foundation that enhances the primary flavors. Full-bodied and creamy, with just enough carbonation. Slightly dry, bittersweet finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, a very impressive RIS.

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Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,914 ratings.
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