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Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)

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RATINGS: 183   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Trevor: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown head with black body. Nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, some sweet tar, herbal roast, earth, mocha, spice and roast. Very nice. Flavours of dark chocolate, mocha, spice, bitters, roast, sticky, cacoa, light wood tone, praline, some light whiskey/bourbon tints, some sweet roast (while not sweet) and a hint of hay roast. Aftertaste is malty, roast, dark chocate, mocha and praline. Low carbo, creamy oily foamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy foamy ouly sticky texture. Delicious stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5682-20130817] Bottle. Roasted peanut vanilla malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Roasted light coffee malt flavour has a hint of wooden barrel. Full body. Tasty, great balance. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap. Great balance in this RIS, with the barrel aging contributing to a very smooth body and well hidden ABV but mild bourbon aromatics and flavors. Good complexity with relatively strong notes of dark chocolate and dark bread, and more subtle coffee. .

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1223) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a medium foamy, tan head. The nose is assertive, and complex. Notes of chocolate, coconut, oak, peat, vanilla, and sherry. Sweet flavor, with very little burnt bitterness. Very heavy body, creamy, and smooth. This beer impressed me thoroughly. The aromas are layered very well, with the bourbon accenting the stout well, without overwhelming it. Not drinkable, exactly, but sip by sip, it disappeared far too quickly.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
sampled at bottle share. quite good, despite being a little on the hot side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pour is deep black with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate syrup, burnt caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, bitter cocoa, and burnt grain. Alcohol is hidden well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Big malty, grainy, chocolate, roasty, aroma, light notes of vanilla and booze. Thick dark blackish color, brown creamy head. Very roasty, chocolately malt, semisweet, notes of oak, finishes with some bourbony/boozy character. Smooth for the high boost.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee, sweet, mild vania. Taste is light bodied, mild sweetness, some bitter coffee, and chocolate. Tasty overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (692) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Vintage unknown. Pours a pitch black with a wispy mocha head. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light oak and booze. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, and lots of oak. A bit too thin. Not bad, but not amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.


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