Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Phelps:
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tap into a goblet at Whole Foods Chandler. Was told this was based on the 30th anniversary stout I love so much.
Syrupy dark brown edging on black. About a finger of silky khaki head.
Beautiful nose. In this order: burnt toast, dark chocolate, oats, licorice.
Very smooth blend of roasted coffee bean, bitter dark chocolate, oats, licorice and smoke in the flavor. Alcohol emerges as it warms and is hard to avoid.
Syrupy. Thick, creamy medium body. Light, tickly carbonation. More than a little alcohol warmth.
Super duper. Very drinkable for its size and strength.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2013 20:48:41 | More by Phelps
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 3,018 ratings.