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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Average imperial stout. Two brothers is average at best. Malty and slightly chocolatey start. Bitter and malty finish. Slightly chocolately. Had at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (615) - - DEC 30, 2014
Pours very dark with a thin chocolate head. Moderate roast. Light hops. Drinkable, but not my favorite imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Fresh, roasted aroma -- slightly sweet. Good label on a longneck. Dark, pitchy beer with a sturdy light tan head. Flavor is boring and a little creosotic. Mouthfeel is starchy/frothy, body is slightly heavy, overall itís a little acidic. Wow, I was disappointed with this one. New Leaf Market.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gene2002 (4) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
The beer has hints of coffee, but itís a bit rough compared to most imperial stouts Iíve had. very drinkable but could be more smooth. Black and tan head aroma is of roast coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1508) - Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Mild aroma of light roast , slight chocolate, some mineral/ tinnyness. Taste is mild herbal/perfumey, light berry, diet cola,diet cola in finish as it gets prgressivly worse, glad I dindt buy a sixer of this, easy drinkability but has a diety perfumey like taste. Clove sweetness. Herbal bitter. This kinda sucks for an imperial stout. Bad aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. The beer pours a midnight black with a somewhat thick tan head that shrinks down and leaves nice lacing. Really good looking beer. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, cocoa, and some woody smells. It is a very roasty smelling beer. Taste is mostly dark roasted coffee and cocoa. It takes on a dark chocolate with cream flavor as it warms up and is a pretty nice sipper. Alcohol is really not visible at all and the beer remains sticky and clings to your mouth. I could have a few of these, pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mears (73) - - DEC 15, 2014
Good stout. A local brewery. I can find all winter long which is awesome......

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutgap (55) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle to snifter, pours black with an average light brown creamy frothy head.Average malt nose with hints of chocolate& roast.Medium light body with above average carbonation. Chocolate and anis with a slight bitter flavor that lasted. A bit weak for an Imperial Stout but not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1300) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. The pour is black with little head. The aroma is mostly malt with some heavy dark fruits, almost a blackberry and plum aroma. The taste is rater thin for an imperial. A little boring taste compared to the smell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (557) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours an inky dark brown with a vigorous (in a good way) chocolate milk colored head. Aroma is almost nothing. Hint of chocolate, metallic. Taste is booze, coffee, smoke, medium mouthfeel, smooth finish.


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