Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -9.4%
Pours dark and stouty with carbonation as expected. No floaties or anything.
Smells are roasty. Coffee, but the good coffee, not the simple stuff. Maybe some darker fruits, but those are subtle (more with letting it warm, but still in the back.)
Tastes are roasty stout. Look up stout in the taste dictionary, and this how your tongue would define it. Coffee and bitter dark chocolate weave into the smoked roasty flavors, and some fruits hang out at the back of the tongue, but they barely hang on. Just like the smells, they are there more as it warms.
Smooth mouthfeel, nailed this part. Bitterness maybe a little much on the finish, but works with the flavors.
Solid, straightforward imperial stout for those who want the classic roasty vibe. Job well done. And the price is great.
10-19-2012 19:02:58 | More by caskstrength
3.75/5 rDev -9.4%
OK looking, about what you'd expect from an imperial stout that doesn't stand out looks-wise.
Aroma and flavor are pretty good. Standard roasty, toasty, burnt and charcoal notes present from the dark malts. Coffee and chocolate make balanced appearances. There is a touch of dark fruits, brown sugar. There's also a bit of hoppiness that you might expect from an American stout.
The body is pretty thick, good for the style. Finish is bitter dark chocolate with slight burnt notes and a slight lingering sweetness.
Overall it's enjoyable, about standard for the modern day definition of an American imperial stout.
01-02-2014 02:32:28 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,134 ratings.