Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - From bottle to glass, pours chunky, inked body with a stained brown head. Melted lace.
S - Nothing overbearing, subtle caramel and malt, lightly toasted on the nose.
T - Paradoxical for a RIS. I actually enjoyed this beer at a colder temperature, in the first few sips. The taste of dark chocolate and caramel was very well-formed and crisp initially. Once the temp hit to standard drinking temps for an RIS, the haughtiness in the booze was almost overbearing, and a chalkiness hit the palate.
MF - Why describe? With this style, you can't fuck this up.
O - I'm in a bit of bind with this brew. The ABV sits between two of my favorite RIS (Ten Fidy and GD Yeti). You would think it would take some of the better qualities of both of these beers, but it fails. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the beer (It's a heavy stout, after all), but I will be aging a couple bottles just to see if maturity is what this beer needs all along.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2012 05:33:54 | More by genitempo
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,025 ratings.