North By Northwest Whiskey River Stout | North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JDV on 03-15-2008

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Getalegup
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the oak with some chocolate mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of chalky chocolate as well as a ton of dry oak. There is also a good amount of chocolate mixed in to the flavor. I don't really get too much whiskey in the flavor or aroma. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of drunkboxer1
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paired with a steak sandwich. Pours solid black with and half inch creamy white head. Smells like chocolate and coffee. It also smells fruity, plums maybe. Tastes oakier than I would have guessed from the nose. A bit astringent. Bourbon-like flavors are present, especially before it has had time to warm. As it warms the chocolate malt comes out more and so does a lot of a vanilla from the oak. A good amount of hop bitterness is present to balance the whole thing out. All around a really good beer.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a dark ruby red brew, a light spray of bubbles on the surface. Some wispy lace, not much.

Aroma - a nice roasted grain with a lurking nose of bourbon.

Taste - solid roasted grains to start, followed by a woody, vanilla, bourbon flavor. Nicely done and not overly hot abv-wise. A good blend of flavors. Late chocolate notes round things out.

Mouthfeel - it could use more body, it comes across light in this area. Carbonation is average, giving this a boring mouthfeel.

Drinkability - overall, a fine creation here, one of the best in the bunch.

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Photo of JDV
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours solid black with a creamy thick brown head. Smell is sweet bourbon, but not alcoholic. Taste is smooth and creamy but not too full bodied. Predominantly bourbon flavors with a bit of roastiness in the finish, but not as much as expected. Aftertaste of bourbon lasts for a short while. Nice beer overall, but I'd like a touch more roasty stout character to balance with the bourbon. Still well done.

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North By Northwest Whiskey River Stout from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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