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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (3881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Black with velvety dark beige head. Massive bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate dessert, light berries, strawberry jam, soft toffee notes with molten brown sugar. Sweet with light berry tartness and light roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with creamy feel and soft carbonation. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (1302) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 2, 2015
Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has roasted malts and some dark, bitter chocolate. Taste starts a bit sweet and finishes a bit bitter, but overall the beer is quite balanced. Not really evident bourbon character but quite nice overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is alcohol, liquorice, some ripe fruits, coffee, mild roasted malts as well as some chocolate. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, coffee, chocolate and mild wooden notes. Mild vanillaish tones to it as well, once it warms up a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (405) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2015
pours opaque black with a very thin head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is fantastic. Roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, light smoke and bourbon. Taste matches the aroma and is fantastic as well. Hints of dark fruit. Full bodied, oily texture and sticky on the lips. The bourbon seems to be more present in the finish. All around this is a fantastic Imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1833) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Mild bourbon flavor that lingers. Blueberry fruit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6165) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Paid a steep price for this bottle at 7- 11 Kittery, ME. Spilt this bottle with Willrunforbeer, sorry it sucked! Pitch black color, no head. Aroma is light chocolate, mild oak, and a mild coffee grounds. No bourbon but it still smells proper.

The flavor is slightly sour oak, charred grain, mild chocolate hints. No bourbon found here at all. I have no doubt the sourness should NOT be here. Maybe the infection killed the bourbon? It upsets me that to pay a premium for a bottle and it is infected.... Nobody else has had a problem with infection??? Hard to believe it was just my bottle... *sigh*

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12oz bottle shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours nearly black with a light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, multigrain bread. Bourbon is missing from the flavor. Itís dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle (from Brooklyn). Opaque black color, good beige head. Strong bourbon vanilla aroma, some toasted malts and alcohol. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Sweetish vanilla, some alcohol. Vanilla overdose. A bit too much vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (31) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
A very good but not great beer but with that said I am sure there are plenty of people whoíll love this beer. Its enjoyable I would drink it again but not one I would seek out. Good job Thirsty Dog.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Bottle: Very deep shade of brown, almost black in the center with a quarter-inch thick, light-tan layer of foam across the top. Huge bourbon barrel character in the nose. Heavy, boozy bourbon, wood, faint vanilla & back-end coconut. Light cocoa nib & caramel sweetness, but the booze is very pungent. Flavor is the same. Tons of bourbon flavor, although the heat isnít there. Itís pretty smooth, really, but the bourbon flavor is very dominant still. Oak, coconut, vanillin, burnt & caramelized sugars, roasted malt, a pinch of chocolate. A touch of sharp tannin towards the finish, lingering with bourbon & oak. Medium, silky mouth feel. Itís good but it would be better if the bourbon would just mellow out a little.


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