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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31480) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21087) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20621) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19671) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16932) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14990) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, notes of bacon, chocolate and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2002
Chocolatey, hoppy, kind of low on the abv, lacking fruitiness but has no shortage of roast - like the Wellington County.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12346) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roastiness, wood, light smoke, and nuts. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops.


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