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RATINGS: 522   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours like it should. Black with a dark brown head. In love with the aroma, charred wood, vanilla, and dark fruits. Surprisingly smooth and creamy. The flavor isn’t bludgeoning, but what is there is tasty and well balanced. Deep roasted malt, burnt marshmallows, and eventually toffee. Not the biggest Imperial Stout out there, but quite tasty. Quaffable, to say the least.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
I quite enjoyed this imperial stout. It has a malty, roasted aroma and the palate is satisfying without being too heavy. It’s also not too sweet. It’s not quite as sweet as many imperial stouts, which makes it different but still enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12889) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to dhren1979 for this extra! Poured from crown capped bottle to NB Globe. Says Lot 3190 on back of bottle, not sure what this means. A: Black, soily ale drizzles to the glass and excites a nice single finger of mocha head. This head dissipates in a couple minutes, but is easily reintroduced with a quick swish of the stout. Scattered sticky lacing. S: Inky, industrial, smokey. Sweetened cocoa with a nice blending of licorice, roasted figs, dates, cinnamon. Intriguing and brings me back in repeatedly. T: Very malt forward. Coffee, cocoa nibs, cinnamon. The beer has a nice creamy taste. The finish is long, and gradually keeps me coming back for more. M: Low to no carbonation in mouth. The beer is thick, creamy and viscous. This beer makes me think of Wilcox farms Chocolate milk in body. D: This was such a wonderful surprise of a beer! If you can get your hands on this, give it a go. Serving type: bottle 01-25-2011

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2516) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks zvikar. Coke colour, cloudy, some off-white foam. Cask, wood, soft cherry aroma, wooden soft bitterness. Light body, dry finish, wooden hints.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Aromas of lemon and coffee. Flavors of caramel, whole grains, with a rich finish. An enjoyable imperial stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1443) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 2012 bottle fresh. Very dark opaque black. This thing is is jam packed with dark roasted malts and then fades to a nice sweet chocolate. Bit of coffee in there too. I’v had this before, but I dont remember it being this good. I would put this on par with Breakfast stout. Also the imperial stout deal of the century. I’ve paid over $10 for a bomber this good. But it came in a Costco variety case 4 diferent 6 packs for $25.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (282) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
for an imperial stout very smooth and the high Alc content is really hidden. Just a really good crafted brew. High marks for the overall taste and after taste on this local brew

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, pour is black and oily, thin brown head that fades. Aroma is heavy roasted malt, coffee, some cocoa, light lemon and grass. Taste is rich malt, roasted and burnt, some citrus from hops, cocoa in the back. Heavy enough to linger on your tongue, but not too sticky.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4640) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Deep dark brown pour. Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of oatmeal, roast, raisin, some malts come through, some iron, hint of something sweet and a hint of creamy bay leaf. Flavours of roast, oatmeal, caramel, malts, light roast to more toast, some mocha, some raisin, light bitter, some chocolate and a creamy edge. Very nice! Aftertaste is roasty, toasty, malty, light chocolate, oatmeal and some grainy toast. Low carbo, creamy oily close to silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and an oily texture. Nice beer, creamy, round, balanced!


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