Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -7%
Another solid beer from Sierra Nevada.
Pours a chocolatey black with a tan cap of foam.
Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and a bit of smoke.
Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of blackberry, and some lingering residual malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but still decent.
Overall a good offering from Sierra Nevada.
10-05-2013 13:41:19 | More by taylor714914
3.35/5 rDev -19.1%
It pours a jet black color with a nice head that retains decent.stouts are hard to rate in appearance To me they are black and not much else.
The smell is good,you get coffee in the front then the alcohol just ruins it in the back end,maybe a little coco back there too.
The taste is not bad just the booze overpowers it,after a few drinks that's pretty much all you taste.
The mouthfeel is a little thin IMO.
Overall this is not a great imperial stout,too much booze taste.if Sierra Nevada can hide the abv better it would improve this one drastically
10-05-2013 03:56:47 | More by BEERZILLA
3.76/5 rDev -9.2%
Appearance: Pours black with a finger of light brown head. Head disappeared quickly - probably 20 seconds.
Smell: Not overwhelming. Toasted malts with some hints of dark fruit. Even a bit sweet. A bit smoky and a hint of caramel.
Taste: The taste follows the smell nicely. Fairly mellow, with a taste of toasted malts, caramel, and a bit of coffee. Not as burly as some other imperial stouts, but a nice smooth flavor. The alcohol content doesn't come through.
Overall: Nice beer from Sierra Nevada. Pleasantly smooth, but not extremely distinct from others in its class.
10-04-2013 03:23:41 | More by Beersnake1
4.44/5 rDev +7.2%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - black as motor oil; creamy, tan head; ring upon ring of lacing!
Smell - cocoa and dark chocolate; hint of espresso.
Taste - complex flavors! Starts off creamy, but a surprise rush of hops mixed with a hint of alcohol, follows with malts and coffee flavors.
Feel - a very complex RIS! I was taken back by the very noticeable hop presence, it almost comes off as a hardcore Black IPA! More medium body, not too heavy and very drinkable at 10.2% ABV!
Overall - terrific offering from Sierra Nevada! To me this is a cross between an RIS and a Black IPA! The price point gives this one the nod over many other stouts! I'm anxious to try this alongside a few of my favorite Black IPA's, like Wookey Jack, Sublimely, and Mountain Standard.
10-04-2013 02:20:10 | More by DenverHopHead
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,122 ratings.