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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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This deep dark delight harkens back to the days when such brews were shipped to the Imperial Court of Russia. With a firm roasty maltiness balanced against a generous helping of hops, Northwind has what it takes to stand up to the worst its namesake can dish out! Enjoy it by a roaring fire. Formerly called Iditarod Imperial Stout.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
The aroma is semi-sweet with chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brow with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but nothing outstanding or memorable here.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (726) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2015
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1365) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 10, 2015
Draught. Opaque dark brown with small foamy beige head, light mocha aroma, medium carbonation, full body, mocha taste, medium finish with sour coffee aftertaste. Good stout, but the coffee beans sour aftertaste degrades the brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
On tap at Tall Paul’s (FL). Pours essentially black with a lght tan head that has good retentino and leaves some lacing on the glass. The smell is a bit sweet, there’s roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of caramel and toffee. Taste: Dark roasted grains. A touch of sour and only a faint bit of dark fruit. Coffee, smoke and dark chocolate in the finish. Feel: reasonablt smooth; medium-full body. Overall: a poor example of the style although the high ABV is well hidden.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (378) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is strong, coffee hinted. Taste is bitter black coffee with roasted barley. This is not a good beer. A bitter backend follows and lingers too long. If you like cold coffee then maybe you’d like this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours very dark brown with a bit of a beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, light smoke, some licorice and some molasses.Taste is of sweet caramel, licorice, smokey malts and a bit of coffee. Medium bodied, a bit thin for an imperial stout, with some alcohol presence. Finishes somewhat short, and sweetly malty. Shrug? Two Brothers is not a top 5 brewery in CHI, and this is a perfect example. 13.2

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SK0RL0RD (9) - Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
Bold and rich, with a unexpectedly sweet finish that doesn't end. Easily the smoothest 9.1 ABV that I've ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big roasted malts and soy earth. Taste follows, sweet on top of the earth and roast. Meh, not bad, booze well hidden but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2640) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 A touch under-stated for an imperial stout in 2015, this would have been right at home in 1995. Caramel nose hints at roast, flavor sweet and roasty wth a full caramel presence, sweet full bodied finish, lingering thoughts of coffee. A very simple and straightforward strong stout. You want huge and complex, look elsewhere.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3892) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Belle présentation, mon verre est subitement ravi. Dans mon nez, des arômes qui s’expriment avec gêne. Quelque chose comme du cola, un peu de café, des herbes, un filet de chocolat, un écho fruité. Sur les papilles, rien d’intéressant: métallique, acidité, café, chocolat. En bouche, texture mince texture qui ne fait pas vraiment le style. Une finale un peu surette. Drôle d’impérial stout qui, malgré tout, se laisse quand même boire.


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