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Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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1,926 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:
#1,696
Reviews:
872
Ratings:
1,926
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
3.56
 
 
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158
Gots:
288
Trade:
12
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.14.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a 1/4 inch dark tan-light brown head with good retention.

S - Lots of sweet milk chocolate.

T - Same as the nose, coffee before it warms up.

D - Good carbonation with a heavier body, a nice perfect body.

O - Milk chocolate, nice body. Great stout.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Into a nonic:

A: super pitch black colored body with a very nice foamy dark tan three finger 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.
S: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, molassess and brown sugars up front and combined ever so nicely. A nice smoky yet slightly hoppy aroma was there.

T: pretty much the same thing, which is good to me.

M: heavy, thick, and strong. No alcohol was felt in the aftertaste, not sessionable

O: this was very well done, and would very much like to come back to this in a blind taste test with Old Rasputin (another RIS I absolutely love).

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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of stewarbd
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Black as night with a relaly foamy 3 inch head, nice brown head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, coffe, chocolate, molassess and brown sugars, plum, rasin, fig, smokey and slight hops at the finish.

Taste - Roasted malts, nuts, coffee and chocolate are the main flavor. Smooth and easy to drink, alcohol is masked well. Lots of roasted goodness with the sugars to add a nice balance.

MOuthfeel - Thick, strong, tounge gets the malts and coffees, were the palate gets more malts and sugars. The afertaste is malts and coffee with some alcohol.

Overall - A nice strong, and sweet ris. Lots of smokey nutty malts and the classic chocolate/coffee flavor make this a winner. PRobily the best beer thristy dog makes, a must try for fans of strong yet very balanced and sweet ris's.

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Photo of Simko1209
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: As the beer warms up, aromas of burnt and roasted malts become apparent in the nose.
T: The taste has complex flavors of burnt and roasted malts, coffee beans and chocolate along with a light amount of bitterness. The roasted and burnt flavors linger through the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish from the roasted malts.
O: This is a nice beer to slowly sip and savor and close the night out with. The alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste.

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Photo of Phil-dt
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now this is a stout and then some. First I checked color; not only did light not pass through, it seemed to be pulled in at the edges. It smelled like paving tar and tasted like oil, but in a good way. It was thick, full, and delicious. If you want a stout with character, this is that. If you want something that is easy drinking, this is not, this is beer with oomph behind it.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,926 ratings
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