Silent Night | Mother Earth Brewing

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90
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441 Ratings
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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:
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 mrebeka
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of stakem
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a tan cap. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger edfortlessly.

The smell is roasty with a scent of char, earth, molasses and some raw oak. It is leathery with a bit anise and tobacco coming out as it warms up.

The flavor inckudes bitter roast, earth, tobacco and raw oak. Some leather and anise in the aftertafte. A bit of something almost like cinnamon spice emerges as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a pleasantly roasty offering that really opened up and showed it's complexity as it warmed up. My only gripe is that the barrel presence felt more raw and harsh with oak instead of deep, blended and smooth. I would drink this again.

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Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of EndoRocks
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of belljt33
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of FilumDee
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Xandrose
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Dperry33
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of rapidsequence
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Corked 2013 bottle. The cork broke and I had to use a corkscrew. Christmas gift from Casey.

Appearance: Black as hell. Brown head and nice lacing.

Smell: Dark roast and bitter chocolate. Day old cold coffee. Vanilla-y bourbon notes. Really good.

Taste: As above. Super roasty, a little too much-- almost bitter char. Some boozy burn. Bitter finish. Other than the bitter roastiness, nice complexity and balance.

Mouthfeel: Big. Creamy carbonation. A bit of drying wood at end.

Overall: A good imperial stout that could be great with a little less roasty bitterness.

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Photo of Evoforen
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mc4z
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle into a snifter, split. Pours a dark brown with excellent head retention. The nose has mild bourbon notes, along with some light coffee notes. The taste is pretty much the same with coffee and chocolate at the front and bourbon at the finish. It also tastes a bit boozier than 9%. The mouthfeel is smooth but unremarkable. Overall I like this beer but would like stronger coffee and bourbon flavors when comparing to other beers of this style and price.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of srandycarter
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black. Small tan head leaves fast. Some spotty lace continues.

S - Chocolate chip cookies and a little kitchen sink.

T - Delicious. CC cookies, soy, sweet heavy malt.

M - Big beer, good balance, great carbonation.

D - The perfect beer for Xmas eve.

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Photo of jasoncheb
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of M1A2
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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