Beer: Northern Monk - Death Star Ep.II, Stout by IPAokay

Death Star Ep.II


Imperial Stout, 10.5%
Northern Monk | @northernmonk

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Intrigued by the fusion of craft beer and storytelling, I decided to sample Death Star Ep. II by Northern Monk. Upon cracking open the can, a tantalising aroma wafted forth, promising a distinctive-tasting encounter.

The initial sip of Death Star Ep. II was immediately impressed with its intricate flavour profile. The deep, roasted malt notes and subtle hints of dark chocolate, intertwined with the citrusy and piney character of the Cascade hops, offered a rich and satisfying palate. Undertones of espresso and toffee added depth to the taste, creating a well-rounded and enjoyable drinking experience.

The Death Star has a remarkable balance

One of the standout features of Death Star Ep. II is its remarkable balance. The interplay between bitterness from the Magnum hops and sweetness showcases the brewer’s skill in crafting a harmonious flavour profile. The beer manages to be bold without overwhelming the senses, making it an excellent choice for both seasoned stout drinkers and newcomers to the style.

The can’s artwork, featuring an elegantly designed Death Star, adds a layer of visual intrigue to the experience. The imagery hints at the beer’s complexity and depth, drawing parallels between the layers of flavour and the intricacies of the space station itself.

Moreover, the name “Death Star Ep. II” implies a continuation of a narrative, and indeed, this beer takes the drinker on a captivating journey through its flavour spectrum. The layers of taste unfold gradually, leaving a lasting impression that lingers even after the last sip.

To sum it up, Death Star Ep. II by Northern Monk is a triumph of craftsmanship and flavour, showcasing the intricate dance of malt and hops. It seamlessly blends various elements to create a stout that is both complex and approachable. Regardless of your familiarity with Star Wars, this beer is a must-try for anyone seeking a unique and memorable tasting experience. It’s a testament to the art of brewing and a delightful addition to the world of craft beer.