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RATINGS: 167   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Black pour with a thin tan head. Complex aroma of chocolate, coffee roast malts, vanilla bourbon. Flavor follows the aroma. A complex, well crafted big sipper that puts it all together very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, char, vanilla, and espresso. Heavy mouthfeel, yet thinner for most BA stouts I’ve had. Still, it has a velvety texture. Flavor is booze, vanilla bean, espresso, char, chocolate, and finishes with a touch of bourbon that lingers a touch. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2011
Thanks for sharing the growler Jason! The beer pours to a black body with a creamy dark brown head. The aroma is heavy on oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate, and clean malts. The flavor is oatmeal, chocolate, a light alcohol, vanilla and oaken barrel. The palate is creamy, smooth, medium bodied, and velvety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
Growler. Poured near black with a creamy dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, well-roasted coffee, chocolate, and bourbon sugars with toasted oak, coconut, and vanilla accents.. just the slightest bit medicinal, but very good overall. The flavor found burnt dark chocolate with lesser coffee and black patent maltage.. smooth oats rounded out the middle.. well-integrated barrel impression of bourbon, vanilla, and oak.. tangy, slightly-metallic bourbon and dark chocolate on the finish. Medium-bodied and tangy on the palate, with a smooth feel across the middle.. lighter-bodied than expected, but all in all a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
Tried this tonight at the tasting bar with miketd. Pours black with tan head. There is chocolate, bourbon, and a bit of vanilla/oak on the nose. The flavor comes through as dark chocolate, some burnt malts, caramel, and a very restrained yet pleasing amount of bourbon. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner then I expected but still had a nice velvet feel. This is a solid barrel aged beer and I hope Thirsty Dog bottles this soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2011
tap at hopcat, grand rapids mi. pours oily black with almost no head. huge aroma of milk chocolate, raisin, and bold bourbon. thick mouth feel leads to a vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit onslaught. rich, thick, and intense...a fantastic sipper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
On tap at Capones. Black brown with tan forth. Nose is chocolate and oak, light coffee and bourbon. Medium to full body with a tingle. Taste is chocolate and bourbon with hints of plum and vanilla. Barrel aging works great with the base beer if you like bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5936) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at TBK. Very dark pour with a reddish brown head. Very similar to the non barrel aged, but you get the whiskey elements. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Sample on tap. Black color, nice thin light brown head, full lace. Very nice woody aroma, but not over-powering. Very roasty malts. Dark chocolate. Light smooth carbonation, dry texture. Good long aftertaste. Nice savory bitter taste, little sweet. Little whiskey warmth in there. Awesome, even during a heat wave. The first I went for in my flight of samples, and my favorite of the day, probably

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows, crazy balanced between all the components. Really nice ba stout!

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