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Narcissus - Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%

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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 01-19-2013)
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4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes circa August 2012. Cask conditioned with Cascade & Centennial. Served close to room temp in a 9 oz. snifter.

Look- Dark amber, almost clear, tight coconut head, no lace worth mentioning.

Smell- Caramel, whisky, musky, dank bitterness, mace. Reminds me of mulled wine or spiced rum. +.5 for intrigue, -.5 for booziness.

Taste- The cask aging has treated this one well. Starts with a tealike bitterness that rolls over into lightly spiced cinnamon sugar but doesn't get too sweet. Vaguely brandy-like, hint of vanilla. Rides it out and brings in a bit of citrus. Mellow, loads of flavor, not nearly as bitter as the "standard". I quite like it. Excellent balance.

Mouthfeel- Soft, juicy, clean. Even easier drinking than the normal offering. If anything, it goes down too easily.

Overall- Wow. I snagged this on a whim after trying the standard Narcissus, and it's almost a completely different beer. Not crazy hoppy, nor candy-caramel sweet, it's a delicious and perfectly executed APA with plenty of nuance. I regretted not bringing a growler, even if it would be $30 to fill.

Serving type: cask

01-19-2013 08:02:38 | More by Lawl3ss
Narcissus from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.