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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Midnight black pour, ample tan head that settles to a ring. Aroma of chocolate, anise, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Taste is fudge, bourbon, wood, and caramel. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
Small bottle shared with the boys. Aroma is heavy oak barrel, bourbon, cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla. Pours deep black with a very small brown film. Great vanilla, bourbon, oak and cocoa taste. Roasty mouthfeel and not too sticky. Just a great stout. Would gladly pound one of these things myself.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a deep burnt umber with a two fingers of khaki foam... this beer is very inviting with roasted peanuts, milk chocolate, light roast character and some hints of taffy, cocoa dust, vanilla bean, cake batter and a touch of boozy heat lingers. Tasty !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdewa1 (351) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Black.... tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is boozy and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, burnt barley, malts, and licorice. Bourbon definitely comes through. Smooth and good. Less harsh than some big stouts. Overall enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle:   Rich chocolate graham cracker nose.   Nice rich chocolate up front, sweet roast, bourbon.   Good balance, warming.   Full bodied.   Great beer.   Lingering bourbon,chocolate graham cracker.   Thanks Kevin!


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1135) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
355 ML bottle 2012 vintage Black with a thin ruby layer. Dark tan ringed collar. Head holds up well. Nose is malted chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, soft oak and bourbon. Complex, rich nose. Taste reflects nose perfectly. Maybe a touch more coconut. Wonderfully balanced and hides the abv well. Drinks like 7%. Great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - 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.

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   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.


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