Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle, first bottling (2012)
Tasted side-by-side with Sixpoint's 3Beans. Perhaps an attempt to compare an imperial stout to a Baltic porter.
A: Pitch black, Abyss-like, with a burnet crown.
S: Molasses dominates, but otherwise unremarkable.
T: Rich, creamy notes of toffee, molasses, dark chocolate.
M: An ale that you want swishing around your mouth, coating your palate as often as possible. Smooth.
O: Up there with the very best like Stone's RIS & FSW's Parabola, extra points for being in a 12oz bottle like Old Rasputin.
Trying it side-by-side with a Baltic porter, albeit an unique one like 3Beans, confirms that I prefer this style. While there will always be a place in time for the porters that can traverse the oceans, I can begin to imagine what the Russian Czars came to expect from the stouts sent their way.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 02:51:21 | More by johnnieoz
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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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