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Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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We took our award winning Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout and aged it for 11 months in fresh bourbon barrels. The result blew us away. The dark chocolate malt yields a milk chocolate flavor that blends perfectly with the vanilla flavor from the barrel. The bourbon aroma adds the finishing touch.
2013 vintage: 10.9% abv, 58 IBU


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1660) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Color is thick black with tan head. Aroma of ash and chocolate. Taste is thick lots os ash and roasted nuts. Not getting much barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (104) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2015
I remember not liking the original siberian night, but it’;s been awhile. I do like this though. Really deep roastiness that fades a little bit to malty sweetness as the beer warms. Tannin mouthfeel from the barrel is noticeable. Not really capable of finding nuances tonight, but I do like this versus the first siberian night i had

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, and some oak. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Finish is the Bourbon and oak. Slightly bitter as well on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_Philomath (12) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
The flavor and mouthfeel do not live up to the expectations set by the aroma. Still a very palatable beer, but not worthy of the price especially when sitting along side of other easily available beers in this category.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (431) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, burnt malts, some alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Black pour with a thin espresso colored head. Aroma of wood & liqour. Medium mouth that is pretty creamy. Very hot, lots of booze. Hints of chocolate & coffee. A litlte caramel. As it warms up, chcolate starts to dominate the flavor. Chocolate milk w/ bourbon in it comes to mind. Not overly sweet either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a brown head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, toffee, vanilla and whiskey, flavor of chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark bread, whiskey, medium to full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (237) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
12 oz, tulip, drunk at around 45-50 degrees. Lovely chocolate vanilla bourbon aroma. Black with light brown head that persists as 2-cm ring. Flavor more bitter coffee and chocolate than aroma led me to expect. Bitterness mellows after a few minutes. Chocolate dominates and bourbon is pleasant woody shadow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1148) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
355 ML bottle 2012 vintage Black with a thin ruby layer. Dark tan ringed collar. Head holds up well. Nose is malted chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, soft oak and bourbon. Complex, rich nose. Taste reflects nose perfectly. Maybe a touch more coconut. Wonderfully balanced and hides the abv well. Drinks like 7%. Great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Black with a brown head. Lovely aroma with lots of dark chocolate, some vanilla and a bourbon. Sweet flavor with lots of dark chocolate, a bit of caramel, vanilla and mild bourbon. Full-bodied. Great stuff.


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