Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thirsty Dog Siberian Night

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
ABV: 9.7%
IBU: ~70
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.

Aroma: 9/10
Appearance: 5/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

Final Scor3: 41/50


  1. Nice blog bro.
    Come check out mine sometime. We can chat about beer and such!

  2. Interesting review! Never read a review on beer :)

  3. not a bad drink. still prefer my guinness however.