Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout
1,924 Ratings
Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 20 Duvel tulip. Pours a slick black with a huge 4 inch head, leaves plenty of lacing. Smell is chocolate, coffee, smoke, and dark fruits. Taste is all of that, with a huge hit of bitter expresso in the finish and that isn't a bad thing at all, just the nose didn't have you expect its roastyness. Body is medium large, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and drinkable for its hefty ABV. This is a very nice Imperial Stout, roasty and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe that for all the time that I spent living in northeast and central Ohio this is the first time I've ever had a Siberian Night. Shame on me.

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - The beer pours with a nice two finger head that settles down to a thick creamy ever present layer on top of the beer. There seems to be an endless supply of bubbles running up the sides my my glass. Color is SOLID black. Nothing is getting through this beer.

S - Huge nose. Lots of dark chocolate and roast characteristics coming through. Very complex. This is perhaps the best nose that I've ever had on a russian imperial stout.

T - Again, very complex. Lots of bittersweet, roasty, chocolate, and coffee flavors. A bit of bitterness on the back end. 9%+ abv comes through at the end as well, but it isn't overwhelming. This is one tasty beer.

M - Very creamy and thick. Coats the inside of your mouth just like a russian imperial stout should.

O - This is a very nice RIS. Thick, heavy and delicious. Still can't believe I've waited this long to try it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.29/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours black with a dark-brown edge when held to the light. Thin mocha head dissipates to a ring.

S: Roasted coffee, prunes and dates. Slight sour-milk note.

T: Thin black coffee and burnt toast.

M: I'm first struck by how relatively thin this beer feels in my mouth. It's quite dry and finishes bitter and astringent.

O: Not one of the better examples of the style, much to thin and lacking in complexity. It's not drain-pour bad, but it was a bit of an effort to finish it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Somehow on the shelves at one of my local-ish stores. I remember this was up there for best Imperial Stouts when I sorted and made a list of them 3 years ago. Happy to finally try this badass looking beer.

A- Poured into a snifter dark as the Russian night sky, har har. A light tan, foamy head forms to about a finger and size and retains decently.

S- Roast cereal grains and milk chocolate/cocoa powder really dominate here. Some dark fruit, nutty and caramel notes round it out.

T- Leads off with a heavily roast grain and cocoa flavor, very dark feel overall. The malts also lend nutty, caramel, toasted and sweet flavors. Dark fruit, slight alcohol and raisin support the dark roast backbone.

MF- Creamy and silky moderate carbonation level. The body is nice and thick and supports the big roasted flavors. Alcohol lends a nice warm feel to the palate that I love in Imperial Stouts.

I need to go back and buy more of this stuff at the price my store, which shouldn't even carry it in MA, was selling it at. Love the dark roasted malt, cocoa and dark fruit interplay.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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

I have to assume that this mellowed with a few months of age. It was very mellow as others have pointed out how "fresh and hot" it was. Pours a typical obsidian color with a thin tan head. Nose is vanilla, wood, coffee, very mild booze, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is similar- starts with coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Further looking gives off some wood and roast. Finish is mild vanilla and wood. Very nice, very balanced BA Imp stout.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours from what I can tell by even holding it to the light is a complete black. Has a thick two finger cocoa colored head with very good lacing.

S - Sweet roasted malts and light coffee I'm not getting any booze at all.

T - Mostly sweet dark chocolate with roasted malts and coffee in the background, finishes slightly bitter.

M - medium/heavy bodied with good carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,924 ratings
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