Narragansett Private Stock Imperial Black Steam

Narragansett Brewing Company
Brewed at Buzzards Bay Brewing
Providence, Rhode Island USA
9% American Strong Ale | 14 Ratings | Special Release |
The next installment in our Private Stock series is the Imperial Black Steam. A dark Califronia-common style brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brew Master Sean Larkin as a continuing celebration of ‘Gansett’s 123 years of heritage. The Imperial Black Steam was brewed with choice malts, Northern Brewers hops, a San Francisco lager yeast and fermented at 68 degrees to enhance the natural esters of fermentation. This unfiltered American heritage-style beer delivers complex chocolaty, raisin and plum flavors and is balanced off with subtle hints of black current and spice from the hops. Weighing in at 9% Alcohol by Volume & 30 IBU’s, this brew was made locally at Buzzard’s Bay Brewing in Westport, MA. Available in 22oz bottles and draft for a limited time only at participating retailers where ‘Gansett is sold. Ask for it today at your local store.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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