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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6885) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1054) - Southampton,Ontario, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3981) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Pour is black as midnight with a small tan head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is roasted malts with some chocolate in there. I agree with some of the raters here that the flavor is overall weak for the style. Rather average brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Dark brown/black, with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Body is rather light for this style. Thanks to Dough77 for is one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 26, 2005
This draft brew poured a very large sized invigorated head of finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind an opaque black colored body with no visible carbonation. The aroma was malty and the mouth feel was incl bubbly initially with a tingly smooth finish that contained notes of dark malts and mild coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Dark brown, not quite black, with a decent but short-lived caramel head. Low aroma, no hops in it, just slight burnt sugar smell. The body feels thin, not quite imperial thickness. Good sweet maltness, with quick,sharp bitterness giving a tinny effect. The aftertaste is most definitely coffee with a caramel flavor lingering on the tongue. Pretty good, but these guys need to step it up in order to get recognized. It seems like they’re skimping on ingredients. Pump it up with malt & maybe it would fly, but as is.....kinda so-so.

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