Menkros (36) - - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Roundhouse. Black, small to zero head. Smells of dark roasted malt, and coffee beans. Taste is thick, hoppy, alcohol throughout. Very good seasonal. Going to put a case away for next year. I'm sure it ages well. @10.99 not expensive.
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jason1970 (139) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty Imperial Stout from Two Brothers. Pours a gorgeous obsidian color with a thick, rich, creamy head that leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is coffee, anise, chocolate and roasted malt. Itís medium bodied and has a medium mouth feel, which is fine by me. Doesnít have that overly astringent alcohol taste that some Imperials at 8.5% abv can get. I like the flavor profile of this beer. Lots of upfront chocolate and roasted coffee with toast. Almost has a maduro cigar taste and aroma as it warms. Got this at Costco in the Two Brothers variety case. 6 of these along with 3 others. Great value and beer.
XmnwildX12 (1472) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has some chocolate scents but some off scents. Taste is similar and almost salty/plastic off flavors.
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swong17 (57) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head that lingers for a while. Big roasty aromas of bittersweet chocolate, malt, and caramel. Quite enjoyable, though a touch thin for an imperial stout.
novels (332) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty stout with a dark, film malt- a nice serving of hops is the base of this beer. A nice thick pour without being too creamy, Northwind Imperial Stout is an awesome beer for a night in. I enjoyed this pour in a snifter glass.
rxeight (429) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 2012 bottle fresh. Very dark opaque black. This thing is is jam packed with dark roasted malts and then fades to a nice sweet chocolate. Bit of coffee in there too. Iív had this before, but I dont remember it being this good. I would put this on par with Breakfast stout. Also the imperial stout deal of the century. Iíve paid over $10 for a bomber this good. But it came in a Costco variety case 4 diferent 6 packs for $25.
WLG423 (199) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of lemon and coffee. Flavors of caramel, whole grains, with a rich finish. An enjoyable imperial stout.
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really awesome dark brown color (looks just like chocolate), totally opaque. Minimal light-tan head. Bigger body. Carbonation is crisp but a bit pronounced. Nice hops for an imperial stout. Chocolate, roasty malts, but the hops are primary. Good, bittersweet taste. Easy to drink, but the flavor isnít very big.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a Deschutes Snifter on Thanksgiving.
A: Pours a black color with dark brown edges. Looks a little thin. 2 finger light khaki head forms on the pour with pretty decent retention and a very bubble body.
S: Roasted biscuit malts and slight baker chocolate. Not really pungent and I have dig for it. Very light.
T: Slightly roasty and bitter bakers chocolate with some toasted malts. Again it dissipates quickly like the nose leaving a little more to be desired.
M: A little too thin and not much flavor retention on the palate.
O: Too thin a little and a little one dimensional in terms of the flavor profiles. Not a bad beer, but not one Iím going to seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-26-2011
superspak (1473) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, lot 51, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings to the glass, with slight alcohol legs. Aromas of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, cream, toffee, caramel, and light herbal. Very nice and unique aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of milk chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, toffee, cream, coffee, caramel, toast, and earth. No bitterness after the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, toffee, and earth on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and slick mouthfeel; a touch thin for 9% though. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. Nice balance of robust and unique stout flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. Very enjoyable stuff.