Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours jet-black with 4 fingers of caramel colored head. Good lacing & average head retention
S: Roastyness & cocoa, some boozeyness, faint figgyness
T: Follows the nose, dark fruit as well, some charred grain & some booze rake across your tongue up front. Some coffee as this warms, a bit of carob & booze, plus some faint raisin, then a smattering of charred grain & roastyness, plus woody & herbal hops. Finishes dry, fruitty, with carob, roasty grains & the specter of ainise
MF: Fairly chewy with light carbonation, fairly warming. Carbonation perks up as this warms
A nice take on the style, I need to do a side by side with old Raspy, I don't this quite beats that , but kudos to Sierra Nevada for spreading its wings. Would buy again to be sure, a little less boozeyness would help the cause. Will age great I'm sure
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 03:19:39 | More by russpowell
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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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