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Private Stock Imperial Black Steam - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Private Stock Imperial Black SteamPrivate Stock Imperial Black Steam

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Goblinmunkey7 on 08-17-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Soterios, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Bierman9
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%

Got a 22oz bottle a few months ago, at some local store.... opted to quaff it
yesterday (17AUG14) out in the 'Zebo....

Poured into a Sammy perfect pint glass, it was a deep, clear chestnut color. The
topping was a frothy, creamy beige layer of foam which thinned slowly. Carbo was
scattered and slow-rising. Lacing was decent, here and there. Aroma was nice, with
some caramel and roasty, nutty malts. The body was medium-plus, with a soft, smooth
feel on the tongue, showing minimal prickle.

Flavor had some light sweetness, plenty of caramel maltiness, plus a choco character.
It was also a bit roasty and nutty, and even had a hint of dark fruit lurking in the shadows.
Hopping was light, with a smidge of florality at the finish. All in all, not bad at all. Not overly
complex, but quite tasty. Prosit!!

4.12/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.20 | smell: 4.10 | feel: 4.25 | taste: 4.10 | drinkability: 4.10


Bierman9, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Keene
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Keene, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, May 28, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Mikeluzzjr, May 25, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Doomcifer, May 13, 2014
Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

sgregory, May 10, 2014
Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Mack, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +22%

meehandennis, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

hopley, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

tpauer, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" tan head over the somewhat muddy reddish brown brew. Head holds on pretty well, with a muted malty nose.

Taste starts with roasted grains, a touch of fruitiness in the middle, and closes with coffee notes and a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good as well. Overall, an interesting beer, but not quite as assembled as I was expecting. Still definitely an enjoyable brew.

ppoitras, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mrovelli, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Ljudsignal, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Mikecap, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jaycar06, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

themanilow, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +35.5%

ejane, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

valdieu2, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on October 23, 2013.

It pours mahogany brown to deep amber with a slight cloudiness and a delicate, soft beige head that fades slowly but laces along the way.

The aroma explodes with chocolate up front and then there is a more subtle character of raisin, black currant, and burnt malts. Hops are not upfront on the nose.

Medium body but also coats my tongue and throat with an odd acidity.

Like the aroma the chocolate malts take over everything for the first second but it does not take long for the hops to assert themselves from the left flank and linger with a moderate bitterness at the end. Very intriguing.

puboflyons, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

magsvmi, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ericlawton007, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large foamy beige head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, lager yeast, coffee, chocolate and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready with a hearty roasted malt character and lager yeast. Then some flavors of coffee and chocolate come in. The hops presence is mild at first but exerts itself more as you continue to drink the beer. It’s also complementary and brings a good balance plus hides the ABV. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, well-disguised kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

lord_jordo, Oct 07, 2013
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Private Stock Imperial Black Steam from Narragansett Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.