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Thirsty Dog "Siberian Night"
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company - Akron, Ohio USA
Imperial Stout (ABV 9.7%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Aroma: 9/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) rocky light brown head that lasted throughout and had excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was definitely intense with a strong dark roasted bread malt and a mildly sweet leathery yeast that had notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a mild caramel sweetness with just a hint of alcohol.

It tasted fantastic to say the least, it started with a mild sweetness that had hints of caramel and coffee, then progressed into a bitter-sweet coffee flavor with the finish having a strong presence of dark chocolate. The flavor was left lingering for a nice long time after the swallow letting everything meld together and settle in rather nicely on the palate.

Mouthfeel was tremendously full in body and very creamy in texture, yet slightly watery at the end with a moderately soft carbonation.

Overall a superior Imperial Stout that left the flavor lying on the taste buds for a decent duration, allowing a full enjoyment of all the components of this extremely tasty brew.

Reviewed: 5/1/2011
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