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RATINGS: 192   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1074) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very complex, vanilla, chocolate, hazelnuts, a bit roasty. Taste is rich, great carbonation, nitty, dry. Really Delish!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Served alongside the standard Siberian Night. The beer is opaque and near black with a thin beige cap. Sparse lacing. The aroma offers bourbon, oak, roast, malt, char. The base beer is definitely recognizable throughout, and not overrun by the barrel character. Milk chocolates and bourbon. Mild sweetness and seriously delicious. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (2145) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2875) - 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 (3244) - 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 (4146) - 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 (7101) - 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 (1503) - 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 (2898) - 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.


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