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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pour is thin bodied with very little to no head. Aromas of bourbon vanilla and chocolate. Tastes along the same line. Unfortunately the barrel aging has thinned the beer compared to normal siberian night. Whiskey notes are very dry and lacking in the full body taste. Simetimes too much time in the barrel is not the way to go. Maybe if they used freshly drained barrels the taste would better suit this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2017
Aroma chocolate, roasty, woody, bourbon, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, Overall nice barrel character with vanilla and bourbon. A little thinner than I would have liked but the taste makes me look past that. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2017
12oz bottle from Salud pours an opaque black with some thin grey head, no legs. Nose has cola, vanilla, heavy molasses, licorice, some dried cherry, burnt coconut meat. Flavor is chocolate cherry cordial, chocolate covered espresso bean, some toasted wood, a little soy/umami, dark fruits too. Finishes full bodied, boozy and lightly astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Delicious take on this beer. Aroma was big and full. Strong vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Pour was a deep dark brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was huge and flavorful. Strong chocolate, vanilla and wood flavors. Nice bourbon backbone. As t warmed some caramel and roasted malt because more noticeable. Mild carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1592) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Black color . Nice , beige head. Bourbon , chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits in aroma. Moderate sweetness in taste. Bourbon, warming finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Poured a dark, dark brown with a healthy tan head which lingered.....aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla.....taste is smooth as if oats are involved, chocolate up front, booze, cherry, bourbon, oaked vanilla, licorice takes over huge and dwarfs all the other flavors then wont let go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. Huge thanks to Chris for sending these to me awhile ago. Tasted side by side with the regular version. Thin foam, slightly thicker head and heavier body than the regular version. Deep bourbon and chocolate nose. Pleasing. Dark licorice with a creamy barrel. Loses some of the sharpness and uniqueness of the original. A bit foamy in the mouth, lots of boozy qualities. Dark chocolate. Certainly not an improvement on the original, this takes the profile in quite a different direction. Earthiness, fresh oak, Stefan mentioned thyme and rosemary, which make some sense. I just dont see what the bourbon adds, which alongside the fizzy character obliterates the lovely roast and crushed coffee of the original. But nice, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (4437) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, thanks luttonm! Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is bourbon wood, with caramel and vanilla, but also quite phenolic. Taste is more vanilla and caramel, but its not very intense. Surprisingly fizzy carbonation. Does not gain at all from barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LearninBeer (541) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2017
The aroma is malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a little caramel. Pours black with an amber hue, tan head mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet, then a little bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively, the finish long. Very Good!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Sergeys hunt; 10.9% ABV
Black color, the head is small. The aroma is moderate, there is roasted malt, bourbon, some wood. Soft mouthfeel; nice chocolate flavor, with a creamy character, and a mild vanilla and tobacco accent from the barrel; I like sweeter Imperial Stouts, but this is also very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle - Lots of bourbon barrel notes. Jet brown black with a light brown head. Dark roast, smoke and peat with a long finish. Nice.

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