Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,128 | Reviews: 620 | Display Reviews Only:
4.66/5 rDev +12.6%
Just a big flavorful beer. It's like drinking a candy bar. This is one you can truly age. It's a great 4 pack. The High Altitude series is great.
Aroma- Big notes of sweet milk chocolate and roasted coffee.
Taste- Big milk/dark chocolate flavor coming through.
Overall this beer has everything you want in a stout.
08-14-2014 05:39:22 | More by Celtics17
4.26/5 rDev +2.9%
A- poured into snifter a pitch black with three finger massive fine bubbled tan head. Completely opaque, not even a twinge of light gets through when held to the light.
S- nose is a deep and dark roasted malt and candy sweetness, with notes of raisin, molasses, chocolate, smothered in alcohol.
T- taste is a a deep dark amalgam of sweet malt and roasted smokiness... lots of molasses and bakers chocolate followed by some must and wet tarp, ends in a very hoppy bitter, I love a hoppy RIS.
M- nice and thick, syrupy with ample carbonation, as expected for the style.
O- overall one of my go to faves in the style, would never pass one up. This review is on a 2013, had a few fresh and saved this for a bit. It seems to have taken on a musty dampness to it, not terrible but makes me not feel bad for drinking them fresh..
08-12-2014 00:24:32 | More by MaineBrewing
4.01/5 rDev -3.1%
Appearance- 2013 bottle cap. Pitch black with a slightly mocha head. One finger head poured with no angle.
Aroma- Big notes of sweet milk chocolate and some dark fruit and roasted aromas as well.
Taste- Not far off from the nose with big roast malts at the front followed by milk chocolate and slight bit of dark fruit. A little hoppy and dry as well.
Feel- As noted before this is a little dry, but pleasant and very drinkable. A slight warming is noticeable at the back end.
Overall- Great imperial stout with nice roasted malts and sweet chocolate balancing each other out. Only downfall to me is the roast/coffee malts linger at the end which I could do without. Definitely worth picking up again.
08-09-2014 04:42:52 | More by CTbrew32
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,128 ratings.