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RATINGS: 557   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
From tap at Gingerman. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malt and slight vanilla. Roasted, sweet and dark malty. Bitter and dark roasted. Smooth, dark roasted malt and slight liqourice. Dark malty and roasted into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle at Monks Café, Wallingatan. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized brown head. Roasted aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate and dried fruits with notes of rye bread. Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate, dried fruits and rye bread with notes of hops. Dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24490) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2010
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Quite much pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, toasted malts, toffee and some mild ashyness as well. Flavour is quite similar. Yet being quite balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22727) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Viscous black, no head. Aroma of licorice and molasses. Full bodied with clean mouthfeel and oily malt. Roasty coffee wrapped in plastic, dipped in oily molasses and powdered with sugars. Sem pear esters come through. Warming but sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016.. Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast... Soft mellow chocolate roast front..light bitter roast linger

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
Draft. Almost blsck, brown head. Aroma pf chocolate civered espresso beans. Taste is rich dark bitter cocoa and burnt espresso. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, 45 IBU
Black color, medium creamy head. The aroma shows initially a nice cheesy touch (blue cheese), then other components appear too: caramel, roasted malt, cookies. The mouthfeel is very smooth, it has a medium body strength, good caramel and chocolate flavor, light residual sweetness and correct bitterness. Overall, a well balanced beer with a few interesting sides.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours thick black with a strong, tan head. Heavy roasted malt aroma with cocoa powder, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Sweet flavor with dark malts and chocolate, along with some faint bitterness. Full in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with lingering dry roast. Very decent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16899) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Black beer with an ok brownish head. Vinous fruity aroma, licorice, figs, chocolate, some tar and viol. Hoppy chocolate flavor, licorice, figs, raisins, some plum, faint hop notes, roasted, caramel, some candy. I kind miss the cocoa and coffee, it should have been there. Fruity vinous finish with licorice, figs and salt.

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