As our winter seasonal, Northstar Imperial Porter certainly points you in the right direction: towards a comfy recliner in front of a roaring fireplace, perhaps with a bear-skin rug under your feet, so you can properly enjoy this complex Baltic porter as its flavors transform much like your blanched cheeks eventually will turn burning red. Much like a fine wine, this porter is not just a beverage you serve on special occasions, but rather a conversation piece because its flavors will change over the course of the evening and especially over the years. When young, this beer exhibits rich berry notes along with chocolate and some caramel, but in a few years berry will give way to increased earthiness, allowing deeper, richer chocolate and caramel flavors to come through. Northstar Imperial Porter is not just a beer, itís an experience.
Hops: Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings, Saaz
|Duck poutine, barbecue Cajun-marinated shrimp, apple pie, cayenne pepper truffles. Great with full-bodied cheeses such as American white cheddar