Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
thanks to devi0us for hooking up this beer which surprisingly has never showed up in NY (i believe there is some sort of lawsuit over the name???). enjoyed from my sierra nevada snifter.
a - pours a velvety black with a great shine and about 1/2 inch of head that touched the tip of the glass. the head slowly fizzled away leaving some nice lacing in the small amount of glass real estate left behind by the 12ozes of brew. really attractive.
s - good subtle roast with great coffee scent. some nice bakers chocolate. just lots of greatness and great balance. really really nice, my mouth begins to water.
t - the roast comes through big with lots of chocolate bitterness and a surprising hop like wallop with the bitter finish.
m - finish is surprisingly bitter, nice carbonation...a bit of a porter like char.
o - overall, went into this with no expectations other than that it is a beer from sierra nevada. not surprised that they were able to tackle a big batch RIS with class, flavor and quality. not the greatest RIS, but certainly one that i would pick up if it manages to show up in NY.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2013 02:37:31 | More by cosmicevan
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