Norse Star III – Black Forest Imperial Stout (9%)

This evening I was given an additional Valentine’s Day present by my lovely girlfriend, a 9% collaboration between British brewery Northern Monk and Norwegian brewer Lervig.

Norse Star III is a Black Forest Imperial Stout, it’s a black, dark fruit stout that perfectly balances a slight sourness with a deep sweetness to create an easily drinkable beer with a great mouthfeel. It’s kinda like drinking a Black Forest Gateaux, but without being heavy or cake-like.

At 9% ABV, Black Forest Imperial Stout is relatively strong, but doesn’t actually taste very alcoholic, it’s just rich and delicious. In the UK it’s definitely available from Sainsbury’s but doesn’t seem to appear on Northern Monk’s webshop.

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