Silent Night | Mother Earth Brewing

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4.13/5
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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:
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Added by atsprings on 11-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,073
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
447
pDev:
10.65%
Bros Score:
4.39
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
153
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of Fitze
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Ohiovania
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryanster8
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmm313
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black with quickly dissipating 1/2 finger head. Pretty good lacing.

S- Coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, tobacco, subtle vanilla, oak, cherry, light bourbon, and goodness.

T- Sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, and caramel right off the top. It quickly morphs into awesome chocolate and decadent coffee from there. Beautiful soft, roasty, woodsy finish with just a touch of bourbon. Aftertaste is roasty with a burn that's more spicy than boozy. Nicely balanced with a lot going on. I wish I could describe it better...

M- Medium thick body. Not motor oil, but close.

O- This is a damn good stout that's well worth seeking out. If you see it on the shelf, please buy it. Any stout fan would appreciate this one. To me, it belongs in the upper tier. Wonderful balance and smooth flavor transitions.

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Photo of OnWisconsin
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MattSharpless
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of gfap61
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Spaten454
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of StArnoldFan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of cp45
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with one finger head that leaves little lace and has an roma of both roasted and coffee malts along with some dark chocolate. Beer is thick and full but still goes down smooth and easy with a strong coffee presence. Balance is great with beer as it is never to coffee or roasted and there's a little bit of chocolate goodness in the back. An easy beer to drink that is great for after dinner.

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Photo of jburns301
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dataylor21
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of t_holland
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Pens1967
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CoolEthan
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage, cork and cage. Poured in a snifter, the beer is an opaque, blackish-brown coloring with a tall, dense, small bubbled, chunky head of a solid inch that doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Aromas of bitter roasted coffee, hints of campfire smoke, bittersweet chocolate, and woody characteristics. The nose just begs you to bundle up and sip this brew. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with coffee bitterness followed quickly by the subtle charcoal and smoke of a fireplace/campfire. Creamy highlights, with bittersweet chocolate darting in and out of the palate, and the beer also has some charred wood notes. Very interesting, and very much tailor-made for cold weather and plenty of time to sip. Heavy and smooth in mouth, with a velvety feel as it clears your taste buds. The finish is smoky and bitter, with a coffee linger. Solid brew, very robust and rich, and damn tasty. Glad I snagged some of these to age a bit.

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Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Silent Night from Mother Earth Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 447 ratings
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