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Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout
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4.13/5
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1,929 Ratings
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:
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Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,710
Reviews:
874
Ratings:
1,929
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
3.56
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
288
Trade:
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Photo of VoxRationis
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) into a conical pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours a very dark brown to black color with a half inch, mocha head, poor retention, and soapy lacing.
S: Aromas of cafe au lair, cocoa, and cane sugar.
T: Sweet. Palate basically follows with more of a lactose, saccharine sweetness. Bitterness complements overall flavor picture.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Tastes more like a milk stout than a Russian Imperial, but drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Momma_Knapp
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first glance it’s not as thick as most stouts but it has a great flavor

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Photo of JLK7299
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Dark black pour with two finger head that lasts a while. Nose is what you'd expect from a stout with coffee, chocolate, caramel and maybe brown sugar. There was some smokiness to the taste, smooth texture with slightly heavy body. I'm really liking stouts right now and this one did not disappoint!

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Photo of aclockworkchris
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of payhota
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ickiwotog
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of golf4collet
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a super pitch black with a very nice foamy darkish tan two inch head that had a very nice foamy spider web, ringy lacing. The head pretty much lasted until the whole beer is consumed. No carbonation was seen rising because the body is too dark. The smell had the roasted malts, coffe, chocolate, molassess and brown sugars up front and combined ever so nicely. A nice smoky yet slightly hoppy aroma was there. The taste had pretty much the same thing, which is good to me. The palate was heavy, thick, and strong. It had a smooth aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was very well done for its style and its spectacular to me.

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Photo of Rufus1
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours nearly black with a beautiful two finger brown head that lasts. Not much lacing. The nose is pretty much the same most average stouts carrying with it nice roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Taste follows the nose with chocolate, really sweet malts and maybe some dark fruit. Slight coffee and finishes dry. Medium body that feels a little thin. Not boozy at all for an imperial. A little too sweet for my taste but overall a very respectable beer.

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Photo of joshautry
2/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of brewcnc
4.17/5  rDev +1%
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 +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -0.5%
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 -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,929 ratings
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