Private Stock Imperial Black Steam | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Private Stock Imperial Black SteamPrivate Stock Imperial Black Steam
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
narragansettbeer.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Goblinmunkey7 on 08-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
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Photo of Johnct
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark. Dark in the daytime. Smells like cola pretty much. Maybe a bit of a tastier malt smell. Tastes a bit roasty. Kind of confused in its committance or lacktherof to hops. Feels pretty ok. Good carb the whole way through. Terrible starchy and booze aftertaste. Ocerall it was much bette the first time I had it. Still drinkable with some age. But better fresh obviously.

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Photo of Soterios
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%

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

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Photo of Keene
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of hopley
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ppoitras
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of mrovelli
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Ljudsignal
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaycar06
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of themanilow
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of valdieu2
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  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.

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Photo of magsvmi
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ericlawton007
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Private Stock Imperial Black Steam from Narragansett Brewing Co.
3.7 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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