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Northwind Imperial Stout | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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962 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark delights like this were once shipped to the imperial court of Russia. With a firm, roasty maltiness balanced against a generous helping of hops, Northwind can stand up to the worst its namesake can dish out! Enjoy it by a roaring fire.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,029
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
962
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 962 |  Reviews: 418
Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very dark, perfectly black beer. The head is a deep tan color, leaving a lot of lace, but not very thick. The smell is layered and intense....smoke and alcohol...roasted grain, charcoal, wood, booze, and malt. The taste is not as complex as the smell, but is sweet, warming, and has an abrupt bitteness that comes in the mid-taste. Full and satisfying mouthfeel. Good.

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Photo of shredder83
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Baron_of_Suds
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Surprising amount of carbonation for RIS. Head dissipates to small, almond ring which lingers throughout consumption.

S: Dull and oddly reminiscent of a Belgian Strong Dark, but with burnt hops

T: Nutty roasted malt, dark chocolate as it warms, alcohol

M: Thin body. Carbonation.

O: Decent beer, but not a great representation of the style. Typical RIS characteristics are somewhat lacking.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of sully11277
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter glass.

A- Black with a light brown head. that fades a little but sticks around on surface of the beer.

S- it smells like cocoa, coffee, and dark roast

T- It is so smooth and the cocoa and roast flavors come through. You can hardly tell this beer is 9.1% ABV. You do not get much of an alcohol burn or anything.

M- Did I mention this beer is smooth. It is just a enjoy of all the notes that hit your tongue but nothing to overpower it.

O- This is a great beer, I poured it and before I knew it my glass was empty and I was wishing I bought a 6 pack of this beer. You could not drink it all day but it would be great for one of those snowed in nights.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours slick black and solid in color with a one finger tan head that has good retention.

Smell is good. rich roasted coffee and cocoa forward. The midsection has a great rich toffee like malt aroma before a moderate alcohol presence finishs.

Taste is great. Rich chocolate flavors forward before a sweet warm toffee flavor dominates the middle of the beer. Finishes with a mild roasted bitterness that is very well balanced. Fair amounts of alcohol also detectable.

Mouthfeel is great. Nice thick body and moderate amount of carbonation keep this a highly drinkable velvety smooth brew

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Northwind Imperial Stout from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 962 ratings
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