Berserker Winter Imperial Stout | North Peak Brewing Company

Berserker Winter Imperial StoutBerserker Winter Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.98/5
65 Ratings
Berserker Winter Imperial StoutBerserker Winter Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
northpeak.net

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zaphog on 12-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
65
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of drunkenmess
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leantom
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Is this beer really retired? That's a shame, because it's incredibly underrated. Here goes:

A: Superb. Pours a massive, slow-to-build chocolate head that leaves a ton of lacing. The beer is also pitch black. Perhaps it could do with a tad less body carbonation, but this is only a minor imperfection for an imperial stout.

S: Ton of burnt malt, giving the scent of coffee. Very chocolatey, too. Also has faint hints of dark fruit, including plum and raisins, and licorice. It's all there, baby.

T: Initial taste of coffee and chocolate followed by dark fruit and sweet licorice at the back of the palate. Taste of dark fruit and licorice linger, but they aren't as overwhelming as they are in Old Rasputin. I personally prefer this, as I like imperial stouts with more of a chocolate/coffee flavor than a dark fruit/licorice flavor.

F: Superb; thick and creamy.

O: A great beer. Would get again.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice pitch black beer with a mocha head that seems to be sticking but it does appear to be at least a little overcarbed for an imperial stout
S - dark roasts malts, burnt marshmallow, dark chocolate, cocoa, slight cinnamon
T - dark roasty malts, burnt marshmallow, cocoa, slight campfire.
M - heavy, alcohol covered, aftertaste roasty/burnt
O - underrated. Closer to Old Raspy than anything else I can think of.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.11/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Erockss
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MuFugga
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Milk chocolate malts with some coffee. Hints of gingerbread and cinnamon. Very dark, not too heavy of a viscosity. It's really smooth and appealing to your taste buds. This is well done, thumbs up.

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Photo of chadhester23
4.81/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andyourdog2
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RajaSTL
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tedvr
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miwestcoaster
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A North Peak victory! I have loved some of this brewery's work. Add this to the love pile.

It looks nice in the glass, with a great, fine head and thin lacing. Excellent.

The aroma is great. A hoppy stout smell with the malts to go with it.

The taste similarly is quite good. Sweet, but bitter enough to balance the big malt profile. Under all that you can feel that there is yeast to make it happen. It is a nicely bold brew that doesn't try to dazzle with crazy variations.

This is a great drinking imperial stout. Recommended for when you want something unique but not too adventurous.

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Berserker Winter Imperial Stout from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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