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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
putdatinurpipe (5) - - DEC 15, 2012
This is an extremely dark, toasty stout with flavor that knocks you off your seat. The color is about as black and dark as they come, and at 9.1 ABV you will not regret it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8940) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ Radio Maria. Dark brown, Amber highlights. Weak profile overall, blackened malts with coffee and aniseed character, but notably weak and simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20238) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12 oz single bottle from John’s Grocery. Black appearance with a lingering, lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, light roast and earthy hops. Similar flavor, rich, moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Medium body with a creamy feel. Fairly balanced and easy to drink overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (610) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Dark with tan head. Roasty and sweet with hints of vanilla, chocolate. Slightly floral hops in finish. Straightforward with an approachable complexity. Drinkable, though dangerously so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (194) - - JAN 1, 2016
A highly drinkable stout. It's surprising given the ABV. Inoffensive yet complex. Straightforward and well-crafted. Mainstream but that makes it drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (948) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2015
This pours a dark brown/black color with a small head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor sweet with hints of caramel and vanilla. Nice clean sweet finish. We’ll made and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Astrozombie (53) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Coco coffee and malt aroma. Dark. Black with a surprisingly large tan head. Taste is a little thin but deep dark malt notes and bitter. Alcohol is a bit strong upfront

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (275) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Poured from a bottle, nice dark brown color, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mostly dark fruit, taste is similar. Overall this is ok at best. It just doesn’t have the complicity of o great Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Draft at warrenville. Thick viscous black pour with a dark brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate with some licorice and tobacco. Taste is a dark cocoa luscious chocolate flavor with a light smoked tar note. Very thick and chewy. Dang good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (1265) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Looks typical for the style, decent head retention. Nose is roast, cocoa, slight smoke. Mouth is a bit watery for the style, medium bitterness with not nearly enough lot of the necessary balancing sweetness. Tastes exactly like it smells. Another average beer from an average brewery.

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