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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (714) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (227) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (976) - 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. Well made and delicious.

2.9
   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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (282) - 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 doesnt have the complicity of o great Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4466) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (1376) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Sampled at the 2015 Joplin Pints n Paws Mac-Fest beerfest. Chocolatey up front; unfortunately then becomes very syrupy in finish and mouthfeel. Heavy and unbalanced. Bad aftertaste. Dont care for impies like this; like boozy pancake syrup with some chocolate. Awkward and not very pleasant.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Very nice imperial stout. Jet black. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Some syrupy, thick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Justin. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and strangely, caramel corn. Thin medium-dark brown color. Mild chocolate, thin dark roast malt, and some lactic notes. Medium body. Nice, moderate flavors, and a bit light for an imperial stout.


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