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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Roasty, chocolaty, and a little smoky. Nice hops at the end. Somewhat sweet/dry but is a little watery halfway through.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 Thanks to npdempse for this. Pours deep black with medium tan head. Aroma of big roasty malt, chocoff, some licorice. Tastes malty, with a firm chocoff element. Not as dense as the elite Impy stouts, and lacking complexity somewhat, but nonetheless a very good impy stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Dark brown with a thin head. Chocolatey hoppy and roasted. Good but there are so many great imperial stouts out there it’s hard to recommend this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Solid black, tiny tan head. Strange chocolate/iced tea nose. Bitter cherry/chocolate with hints of dark fruit, coffee Not much hoppiness except for a faint echo in the finish. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
imperial stout tasting 05: cloudy dark brown, off white head. lots of floaties. aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast and malted milk. palate is a little thin for the style. flavour had a little molasses and dried fruit along with chocolate and malt, but doesn’t really impress too much. not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Small creamy head, cloudy brown, mild chocolate look. Medium light bitter aroma with some light sweet refreshing behind. Flavour of mocha coffee, good texture. Good sound base, strong flavors. Thick and bitter. Just the way I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1089) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Pours brown with a creamy off white head. Murky with piles of sediment. Chocolate milk, light espress. Milky. Lots of yeast. Hops aren’t pronounced as well as they should be. Some pepper heat in the finish. Some seltzer and mint. Alkaline Pretty sure this is set to be bottle conditioned. I think it could work a little longer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Dark beer with a thin brown head when poured out of the bottle. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the nose. Flavors of bitter chocolate, balanced by sweetened coffee, with something green in the finish that was almost like celery. Nice Impy stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Dark brown, murky, tan head. Strong chocolate prescence, light hops, also some tea flavors and a touch of milk. Medium, rounded out body. Not bad but lacking that special something.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Deep,dark mohagany brew with a rich tan head.lots of roasted malts which isn’t bad but I do not get much of the chocolate and/or molasses that you might expect from an Imperial Stout.Pretty onesided.Has a nice bitter finish.


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