Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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92
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1,921 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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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:
1,921
Reviews:
871
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
288
For Trade:
13
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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

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Cigar City snifter.

Dark khaki head,creamy with small to large bubbles.Dark black/brown in color,with just a little bit of light coming through the bottom of the glass.Very slow on the carbonation.Leaves a nice looking lacing on the side of the glass

The nose is mostly chocolate and coffee.I'm also getting some dark roasted malts,and a little bit of earthy pine.Didn't catch it till the beer started warming,but I get fresh baked brownies.

The palate is dark roasted coffee,and dark bitter chocolate.I'm also getting some dark roasted malts.Little bit of smoke,and bitterness on the aftertaste.Some black licorice in the aftertaste as well.Once again....fresh baked brownies!!!

The body is medium,with a dry chalky finish.Slight fizzle of mild hops,and carbonation on the way down.

This is a pretty decent IRS.Wouldn't be my first choice,but definitely one I would drink again.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this to celebrate The Ohio State Michigan game 2016. Just like the humble state of Ohio this ale doesn't make any bones about it, just goes on doing a great job day in and day out. In a blind taste test with a couple of more highly sought after stouts with some friends this came on top. The other candidates were Evil Twin Even More Jesus and Alesmith Speedway Stout.

Big coffee chocolate notes. Milk and dark chocolate, bittersweet cacao nibs as well as espresso beans. Really a knockout and to top that it feels like silky chocolate milk when drinking it. Ohio.

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Photo of TheLefty1616
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slick and oily viscous dark brown and sits black in the glass with a half finger of dark brown foam.

Rich notes of coffee, roast malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of slight fruitiness that suggests black currant.

Beautifully strong flavors of heavily roasted malt, bitter-sweet dark chocolate, and coffee-like notes. The fruitiness I was getting in the aroma doesn't really stand out in flavor at all.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, rich, roasty, warming.

Overall, a stand out impy stout. Rich, warming, and delicious. I wish I could get my hands on this in my area of distro.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into stout glass. It pours a dark walnut - nearly black - with one finger of fluffy, khaki-colored head and lacing. It smells of roasted malt, bourbon, dark coffee, and chocolate. I expected it to be more aromatic. The taste features burnt coffee grounds, cocoa, smoke, vanilla, molasses, and bourbon. One nice feature is that the bourbon doesn't overwhelm the other tastes. It finishes surprisingly bitter. I didn't detect any dark fruit. This stout is medium-bodied and carbonated. It's not as viscous as Ten Fidy, Expedition Stout, FIS, and some of its other famous competitors. It's 10.9% ABV is well-hidden and not very noticeable.Overall, it's a fine BA RIS but I prefer more dark fruit and I thought the bitterness at the finish was rather harsh.

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

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

Photo of EEscobar
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danoble1
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockrob
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Klister
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tankg
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of direwolf00
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,921 ratings.
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