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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weissblau (19) - - JAN 14, 2013
Very black with brownish tight bubbles. Aroma is actually not as rich as the flavor (perhaps it’s too cold). Tastes of vanilla, charred oak, alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of vanilla, chocolate sauce, roasted malts, and sticking your head in a bourbon barrel. Taste is of vanilla, charred oak, cocoa, coffee, and molasses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, midnight with no stars, tan decent head. The smell is big, bold, rich, alcohol, coffee, whiskey, wood, and great. The taste is much the same, more tannic oak, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1424) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Partagée en compagnie d’Alexandre en ce dimanche matin. Cheers l’ami! Le liquide qui coule dans mon verre est d’apparence plutôt mince et loin d’être noir. Des reflets bruns et roux percent ce liquide aux allures parfaitement filtrées et translucides. Une mousse claire se tient parfaitement et glorieusement. Des arômes dominés par un bourbon vanillé, du caramel et une cerise griotte. La même cerise se manifeste également en bouche alors que je découvre un liquide très acide au corps particulièrement mince, fortement amer et houblonné. Très étonnantes ces saveurs de bourbon, de dessert et de vanille hyper acidifiée et mince. Beaucoup de contradictions dans ma bouche alors que je peine à trouver un certain équilibre dans cette tempête qui bouscule mes sens. Finale mi sèche, amère et vanillée. Je me demande sérieusement si j’aime ou pas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night makes the mark in the category. Dark pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolaty with peanut notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee and peanut with a tinge of bourbon. Surprisely smooth finish given the ABV. Siberian Night is about at good as it gets in the RIS category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (639) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016
2016/07/31 - Pours black with a fluffy tan head that quickly reduces and leaves lots of splotchy lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, coffee, charred wood, oaky vanilla, licorice, bourbon, vegetal hops, light butterscotch and a hint of coconut. Taste is creamy milk chocolate, mild coffee, smokey wood, oaky vanilla, lots of bourbon, some vegetal notes and light butter. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with smooth carbonation and a moderately sweet, boozy, warming finish. Finish is a little harsh, but overall this beer is delicious and nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3577) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
July 14, 2016. Bottle, received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet malty with caramel, vanilla, toasted coconuts, some dark chocolate notes, Taste is sweet, malty, slight warming. Finish is bitter, dark roasted chocolate, some ash, warming bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, notes of raisins. Medium bodied, slight oily texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours blackish dark brown with a small frothy mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and very tiny vegetal with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted coconut, green chili, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is round, tiny oily, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with fat chocolate malts and bourbon. Solid... Perhaps a bit hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, woody notes, coconuts, licorice, fig notes. Roasted vanilla and chocolate flavor, licorice, woody, bourbon, raisins, and figs, warming alcohol, ash notes, some spices. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (167) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee. Taste is vanilla, cream, and bourbon up front, followed by coffee, burnt malt and bitter dark chocolate. Really quite a change from sweet to burnt/bitter all in the course of one sip. Creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1183) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
bottle. Poured opaque, black, with a creamy brown head. Aroma of alcohol and espresso. Full body, lower carbonation, rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavour of burnt malts, molasses, oak, notes of vanilla. Warning alcohol finish.

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