Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, unknown bottling date, poured into a Russian River stemmed snifter today, 9/2/2013 with Doug. Thanks to Matt for throwing this one in as an extra.

Pours a thick, viscous black body with a 1cm tan head that dissipates slowly over time. Its pretty opaque, without much lacing to speak of. Pretty typical for an imperial stout.

Smelling this beer- tons of roast and smoky malts. There is a good bit of umami and some coffee in the nose. Not super pungent, just about average for imperial stouts.

The flavour profile on this beer is just not quite right. Its a sickly sweet umami flavour, and that's about it. Not my favorite. It's pretty one-dimensional and could stand some good barrel-aging.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick at least, low carbonation and a dry umami finish. Not my favorite here, but certainly above-average.

This is an example of a base beer that is perfect for barrel-aging. It's got that strong umami flavour, and you want to barrel-age it to add some more complexity to it. And well, the BA version is pretty awesome. I'm about to review it next just in case you're interested...

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle to tulip. Unsure of bottling date. Picked up in Michigan in March 2013. Consumed 8-15-2013.

A: Thick pour, this is not opaque, but darn close. Dark brown and ruby at the edges. Well-carbonated, explaining the lingering nature of the 1-finger tan head. Good alcohol legs. The head maintains throughout the session at a few millimeters, with the collar slightly darker in color than the rest of the cap.

S: This beer smells creamy. Toffee, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, prunes . . . grassy hops are faint.

T: This tastes like a RIS should. The roasted malts are a bit harsh though, imparting a strong bitterness. I get coffee mostly, with alcohol-soaked dark fruit in the aftertaste.

M: Medium creamy body, well-carbonated, but a dry finish.

Impressed by this one, though I went back and forth on the taste (3.75 or 4?).

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Thick motor oil color, ridiculously dark brown almost black. The head itself is tan maybe a little darker than most other stouts, but with a thin frame settling after one sip. Originally rose to about a quarter inch, settling to nothing pretty quickly.

Smell: Smells like coffee with molasses. Pretty potent, might be a little rough but you will truly enjoy inhaling this one.

Taste: It's definitely bitter mocha with a hit of coffee. It's bitter no doubt but it's complexity is on another level that makes Siberian Night stand out from the rest.

Mouth: Sticky Icky, even with the right food pairing this brew's after-taste just hovers in your mouth. Medium bodied, easy finish.

Overall: I picked this up on my last visit to PA and don't I wish I grabbed more. Absolutely great, and for the price factoring in quality feels like it was free. Salud!

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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