Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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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

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,761
Reviews:
878
Ratings:
1,934
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
3.56
 
 
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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

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OldDirty
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioCoastie
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffreed61
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
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 -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hit728
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmys
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
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 -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mumbled
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +12.8%
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 +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,934 ratings