Northwind Imperial Stout - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +13.5%
Poured into a standard pint glass.
A=Very dark brown...poured a large (3 finger) golden head that lasted over a minute.
S=Almost non-existant. Faint smell of semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder.
T=Coffee with tangy aftertaste; hints of irish whiskey flavoring, as well as slight chocolate flavors; slightly sweet as well.
M=Very drinkable...perhaps a bit less body for the style; almost no carbonation left; cannot taste the alcohol.
O=My bottle had been in the cellar for 3+ months, and probably was on the shelf for a month or two before that. Very nice beer that is good by itself or may go well with red meat or barbecued chicken, perhaps. Would buy again.
04-30-2012 01:30:41 | More by dhannes
3.2/5 rDev -15.6%
Batch 36, 22oz bottle from at least a few years ago.
Pours blackish with brown edging and barely a trace of tan head. A flat surface with zero lacing for the duration.
Aromatics lead off with roast, char, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Hints of Oreo shells and brownies.
On the fuller side of medium bodied with a slickish, slightly flat mouthfeel. Thin for the style.
Brownie bits, Hershey syrup, and roasted malts start the palate. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee grounds follow through.
Finishes quickly with fading chocolate and roast.
This is like a RIS-mini, or even closer to a Porter. The classic RIS profile is subdued in every way and the beer is thin and flatish with no warmth on the throat.
03-14-2012 00:33:14 | More by brewandbbq
3.23/5 rDev -14.8%
Nothing over the top about this effort from Two Bros. Not sure if it's the norm with other batches of North wind, but the bottle I poured had tons of sediment. Looked like orange rind pieces. Whatever it was made the end of the glass start to taste like a bitter orange peel. Otherwise it was a par effort on this imperial stout. Not the best I've had, but not the worse either. Probably wouldn't buy again, but if someone offered me one, I'd drink it.
Characteristics: smoky, matly, slight dark chocolate, bitter orange rind. Drinks smooth though. Not overly harsh/bitter as some stouts in this genre can be.
03-05-2012 01:34:39 | More by BFro
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
Dark black stout with 0 transparency. Poured with little head and left no lacing. Sort of disappointing. The aroma was really nice with a whiff of black licorice. The flavor was good as expected by this genre of beer. Bits of coffee, carmel, and roasted malts as a stout like this should have. The body was thick and kinda heavy. At 9.1% alcohol it's not something you can just throw back while watching the Superbowl. Overall it's pretty good and I would drink it again, though for my money I'd opt for Ole Rasputin which is still the standard. Decent effort, but not the top dog.
03-05-2012 01:28:40 | More by scottwestphall
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
Enjoyed in a snifter
A: pours a very deep brown that is impenetrable and has a ton of suspended sediment, pours with a finger of frothy mocha brown colored head that lingers nicely and has large bubbles, leaves spotty lacing
S: very nice mocha scent, very reminiscent of a strong coffee, very deep and enjoyable
T: begins with a nice coffee note which just intensifies and deepens throughout the sip, really deep and tastey, not entirely complex but yummy nonetheless
M: medium carbonation tingle, very thick on the palate and has a wonderful velvety texture which sticks to the palate
O: a delicious brew, lacking a bit in complexity but incredibly deep, really delicious
03-01-2012 02:09:11 | More by BigPlay1824
Northwind Imperial Stout from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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