Silent Night | Mother Earth Brewing

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90
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441 Ratings
Silent NightSilent Night
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
motherearthbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atsprings on 11-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
441
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
153
For Trade:
14
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of donaldgarner
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super dark beer with a nice creamy tan head that leaves a curtain of lacing as it recedes. The aroma is coffee and chocolate with fresh oak and vanilla. The taste is sweet with a lot of wet oak, there is also coffee and chocolate. The oak is a bit astringent but overall this is a great beer.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

'14 Vintage
look: Very dark, nearly opaque brown. Some cola highlights when held to light. Impressive mocha head on the pour that reduces to a modest cap. No lacing to speak of, but an oily sheen is left on the glass with each drink.
smell: deep roasty and cocoa. Some coffee, vanilla and bourbon.
taste: the flavors in the nose are there but more subtle. This is a very drinkable, clean, even oxymoronically "light" imply stout. not a ding at all. This is a unique stout. Loads of flavor and a slight boozy finish but as drinkable an imp stout as you'll find.

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Photo of surfcaster
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 13tido
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmf5581
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cvm4
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage

L - Pours a thick black coffee body with an espresso tan head one finger head. The small carbonation bubbles give way to great lacing and retention on the head.

S - Roasted malts, dark chocolate and mild coffee to start out. Bourbon notes with vanilla and oak come on afterwards.

T - Great balance between the roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate with the bourbon, vanilla and oak.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. To my liking, the body seems a bit thin.

O - Such a balanced beer. Definitely a treat.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDole
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xt0n1cx
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Massive carbonation fires right out the bottle. Pours awesome though, not infected! Black, 3/4" beige head. Aroma of chocolate malt, chocolate-dark, some bourbon, very faint.

Taste brought more bourbon, mouthfeel was super chewy. Lots of roast, chewy, brings some oak. Carbonation above average, not a problem.

This was what I think of when I say a very good bourbon barrel stout, impressed.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleckpa
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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