Thirsty Dog is located near downtown Akron. Their former brewmaster, Fred Karm, was the genius behind many of their great beers. Today, I was in the mood for their Imperial Stout.
Brewery: Thirsty Dog
Beer: Siberian Night
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Price: $11 for a 6pk of 12oz bottles
Upon opening notes of roasted barley, bitter dark chocolate, and alcohol were present. It poured pitch black into a class with a small dark brown head. The previous aroma notes got only stronger, especially the roasted barley. I took a sip, and wow, did it have a big ass roasty flavor. This is the way this style should be. I let this beer warm up to the 50-55F range before taking another sip. Once warmed, the flavor consisted of roasted coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, and maybe some toffee. Considering the ABV, the mouthfeel is a little on the light side. Carbonation is minimal, but fits in prefect this this brew. I'd recommend drinking this beer between 50-60F to really let the flavors come out.
Final Scor3: 41/50