Siberian Night Imperial Stout | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Siberian Night Imperial StoutSiberian Night Imperial Stout
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

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4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger head. Left good lacing for a stout.

S - Alcohol, roasted malt, a tad bit of grapefruit, caramel, hazelnut coffee.

T - Bitter, Dark chocolate and coffee, roasted malt, cocoa.

M - Thick, creamy oily body with a medium amount of carbonation.

O - Overall, this renewed my faith in stout's. It was pretty damn good. I'd definitely have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A - jet black with a medium head on a forced pour. The foam was not quite as dark as an RIS, but still darker than most conventional doubles.

S - sweet, but mostly absent. I get some sweeter whiffs of chocolate and cream, but it takes a big draw to get anything out of this.

T - surprisingly toasty, big malt profile on the front. Siberian Night starts burnt tasting like a porter but finishes soft and creamy. No chocolate in the taste, but this doesn't hurt the score.

M - meh. My mouth gets overloaded with carbonation shortly after the quaff, but the consistency is good. Hardly any alcohol presence.

O - decent stout. I'd get it again in a mix-a-six or on tap. Imagine what a combination of FBS and Ten Fidy would taste like, and make that just slightly more bitter.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that has stood in the glass for the whole time. It is a pitch black color with no clarity, but little bubbles can be seen coming up the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate mocha, sweetness, a bit of boozy alcohol, and some smoke.

Taste: smoke and ash are upfront and have a lasting bitterness to the beer. There is still roasted coffee, some chocolate, a little bit of booze, some tobacco, leather, and a tad of sweetness. I am traditionally used to more sweetness and the lingering bitterness and ash flavors are killing the good qualities of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, bitterness, fireplace ash, and a tad of sweetness.

Overall: A nice RIS, but I have had better. More sweetness and less smoke, ash, and bitterness would be better.

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3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, nothing else. Head has decent retention. Solid tan. Drops to a small cap before dropping to almost nothing after 10 minutes or so. Sticky and creamy. A few specks of lacing.

Smell: Huge roasted grain and dark chocolate. Some bitter cocoa in the back. Roasted grain. Some cooked sweetness. A touch of char and burnt sugar. Light smokiness. Coffee. Fresh and slightly stale in tandem. Loaded with chocolate notes. Hints of black patent? Some alcohol and a touch of chocolate cake and dark ripe fruit.

Taste: Roasted coffee. A bigger smokiness than the nose would indicate. Huge amounts of char, leather, and coffee bean. Cocoa and dark chocolate in the back. Smoky without being meaty. Caramelized malts linger underneath, but have a hard time coming over the deeply roasted and burnt elements. French roast coffee. Hints of berry fused with the chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Body pushes full. Moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth with a lingering burnt dryness.

Overall: You can't run with the big dogs if you pee like a puppy. Good thing it's not a puppy.

Bonus points for always being available. A decent amount of flavor and depth, but nothing earth-shattering. A very good RIS for those times when you can't justify breaking something out of the cellar.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from a bottle shop deep in Pennsylvania.

Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Let the bottle sweat a little.

Gurgled & poured high, it struggled to build a much of a tan head. Brown on black body.

Chalky chocolate, charred bread, salted stout cupcakes. Smells nice.

Dusty, malty sweetness. Something like patent malt. Baking chocolate, solid leafy bitterness, somewhat sooty, inky rubber. Dry, earthy, bready finish.

Easy, delayed alcohol. Short carbonation, doesn't matter. It's a solid $2 single. Goes well with those cheap sugar cookies everyone cheeps out on during this time of year. ;P

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Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 1,923 ratings
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