Silent Night | Mother Earth Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 110
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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to brentk56 for sending this along.

Bottle pours an enticing midnight/cola black, with a pillowy brown head that sticks around to leave its mark on the glass as I drink.

I was excited to try this beer when I received it. Putting my nose into the glass is only building that excitement higher. Can a beer smell smoothe? Well, this one does. The bourbon takes the forefront, but does not dominate as BBA stouts sometimes fall prey to. Instead of being boozy and overwelming, the bourbon serves as the platter on which roasty chocolate ushers in a creamy coffee finish.

The themes follow through to the mouth: silky smoothe initially, although the booze does start to peek through as I drink. As it warms, the heat comes out, as it were. Flavours present more coffee than the nose, though there's still a creamy chocolate presence, and the spicy bourbon thread running throughout.

This beer exceeded my expectations. I was hoping it would be pretty good, but it really hits the spot for me. As it warms it loses some of the creamy smootheness and definitely gets a little hotter with the bourbon showing through, but all in all it's an extremely enjoyable drinking experience, and I'm very grateful to Brent for picking this up for me. Drink it. Enjoy it. Also, apropos of nothing, but I really like the label.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

@ Tasty Beverage

Blackish in color with a thin, spotty ring of tan bubbles around the edges. Dark chocolate, coconut, bourbon, and slight vanilla aromas. Bourbon roast, some black malt sharpness, molasses, burnt sugar, bitterness, fruit, and a charred wood finish. This beer could use some sweetness, and that's something I say too often. Well carbonated medium body and quite dry. Disappointing. It could really use a little bit of richness to add some character and smooth it all out. I'm glad I don't spend the $15+ for a bottle whenever I see it, though I bet a couple years in a cellar would do it some good.

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