Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +1%
Poured into a snifter at room temperature. 2013 Vintage.
A - Poured a nice dark color with a medium brown, quickly dissipating 1/4" head.
S - Chocolate and coffee upfront with a balanced hop and malt finish.
T - A little bite from the hops at first, followed by medium roast coffee/chocolate with a bite of the alcohol at the end. The malt is somewhat subdued with the rest of the flavors going on.
M - Very smooth, medium viscosity mouthfeel. Very little carbonation.
O - A very good example of an imperial stout. The incorporation of 10% alcohol and 60 IBU into a beer with this kind of balance is well done. Everything is in good proportion to one another.
02-26-2014 22:43:35 | More by kdahnke123
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
A-This pours pitch black with a two finger brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves faint lacing.
S-The smell is wonderful. Rich roasted barley, faint coffee notes with background sweetness..no hops.
T-The taste was not as full bodied as the nose, I am missing the malt and getting too much sweetness....no hops.
M-The texture is not what I am accustomed to with this style. The carbonation was good, but I needed it to be a bit more heavy.
O-Overall this is a good beer. I have not been big on Sierra Nevada in the past, I will sample their newer offerings.
02-23-2014 20:04:54 | More by Nostrajonus
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
Look - very dark brown color. Great brownish head that last for a good amount of time.
Smell - I can smell the alcohol, chocolate, and lots of coffee.
Taste - coffee taste with some alcohol. Sweet chocolate taste as well.
Feel - smooth, with great medium carbonation.
Overall - I let this beer sit for about 6-9 months and it was fantastic.
02-21-2014 21:08:15 | More by drdiesel9483
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,132 ratings.