Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LI_PO12:
3.89/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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Appearance- Jet Black, 1 finger tan head
Aroma- Coffee, big roasted malt, some chocolate, some dark fruit, Slight piney hops, but mostly malt forward. slight alcohol, nice
Flavor- Roasted malt, coffee, less chocolate than the nose, dark fruit, creamy, alcohol shows up as it warms but for 10.2 its well hidden.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied, creamy, lower carbonation, some astringency at the end which take this down a bit. Alcohol warmth
Overall- First time I've seen it, and its tasty. Not the best RIS but a very good one that would make an excellent entry to the style as it hits all the right points, but could be more complex. I could see myself grabbing some more, maybe even to age for a while.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2013 02:40:47 | More by LI_PO12
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: 4.5 Black with a 2 finger tan head that lasts about 2 or 3 minutes. Small bubbles. Looks like a great/classic imperial stout.
S: 4.25 Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a little bit of coffee. Pretty mild at first. Will let it warm to see if it changes at all. As it warms, there’s a little coconut and caramel. Also, a tiny bit of blackberry. Some vanilla is working its way through now too.
T: 4.5 Malt sweetness up front, followed quickly by roasted malt bitterness. A good amount of sweet chocolate with the malt. Roasted malt adds a lot of bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Really nice to get these flavors naturally without additives. Some acidity as it warms, but it brings along nice berry flavors from the aroma.
M: 4.25 Fairly thick for an imperial stout. Could be a bit more viscous, but really nice as is. Good amount of carbonation and the malt bitterness goes well with a little bit of dryness.
O: 4.5 I really like this stout. It’s definitely one of Sierra’s best brews and up there with some of my favorite, easy-to-get, non-BA stouts (think old rasputin and ten-fidy). Super easy to drink and develops a lot as it warms. I’ll be looking forward to this every winter.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:41:00 | More by Tele
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,024 ratings.