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Narcissus | Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Lawl3ss on 01-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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8
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
14.35%
 
 
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4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Narcissus from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
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