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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaroonOrange (124) - - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola color with no head. Toasted oak, peanuts, chocolate, and just a touch of bourbon. Rich palate, light carbonation. Really nice finish and complex flavor profile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to awlcordell. Pours opaque black with a small creamy dark brown head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, bourbon, cocoa, dried fruits, vanilla. Flavor is much the same, well balanced barrel notes contribute but do not dominate. Lightly sweet, medium roasty bitterness, coffee & vanilla on the finish. Full bodied and creamy. Lightly warming finish due to ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2615) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Black pour with brown highlights. No head. Aroma of chocolate, plum, wood, and bourbon. Flavor is mostly chocolate, plum, toffee, and a hint of bourbon on the back end. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Poured on draft. Dark inky black with a bead of greyish foam. Not much lacing either. Aroma is a faint whiff of bourbon that bows out to allow for an onslaught of roasty dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, marshmallows, vanilla, and a bitterness akin to espresso. Taste is boozy sweetness at first sip, but gives way to an earthy sweetness and an espresso-esque bitter finish. Great beer. Again, nice behind the scenes barrel notes are way better in my book than the in your face ones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3871) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dark black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Very nice nose, awesome bourbon/vanilla component with wood and a touch of chocolate. Clean vanilla and warm wood in the flavor. Very very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Growler pours with a nice dark body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sweetness, dark roasted malts, molasses covered coconut and mild boozy bourbon. The taste is smooth with molasses, dark roasted malts and some smooth bourbon notes. These notes go well together and the beer and barrel balance is spot on creating a fairly rich and enjoyable sipping experience.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1315) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Co., Raleigh, NC. Dark, black pour with a thin khaki head. Enticing aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, coconut, and booze. The taste offers a bit less vanilla, bourbon, and coconut than I had hoped for with oak, coffee, and chocolate coming through primarily in the flavor. The vanilla and bourbon are somewhat detected but are muted by the primary flavors. The mouthfeel is not as chewy as I had hoped for. Complaints aside, this is still a stellar beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Via trade with Spence3208 The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, cream. Bourbon is properly restrained. The appearance is jet black, thin tan head. The flavor is Bourbon, chocolate, cream, licorice, molasses. The finish is strong booze burn, light pine, some sweetness. Medium/thick in body. Very nice variation of a nice beer. And the bourbon doesn’t overwhelm. Probably wouldbe even nice rafter 6 months in the cellar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/21/2011: Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night... Aroma: Cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, muted Madagascar vanilla, and a healthy does of alcohol! Appearance: Opaque black color; static, dense and frothy brown head; nice lacing. Flavor: Lots of barrel char; dark chocolate; hints of vanilla and coffee creme liqueur; quite a bit of bourbony alcohol (maybe a bit too much at times that unfortunately disrupts the intricate balance of this beer and masks the true underlying depth of complexity and flavor); nice warming burn through the nose. Palate: Medium-full to full body; smooth and milky texture; mellow. Overall: Absolutely delicious, but maybe just a touch over the top since more than one pint at a time could spell bad news; definitely has more alcohol and bourbon coming through making it less sessionable as the "regular version", but I always enjoy the flavor of char!

Draught (growler fill) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #101 for this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to jstax..Pour is dark black with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, Graham cracker..Taste is nice coffee, spice, marshmallows, brown sugar, roast,


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