Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
A: perfect black beer with a dense mocha fluff; lengths of lace left behind
S: rich dark malt aromas full of cocoa and espresso suggestions; sweeter hints of molasses
T: bittersweet chocolates and espresso with cane sugar; flashes of vanilla; lighter tones suggestive of anise and oak
M: creamy smooth and soft; slips across the palate with the barest brush; a full-bodied beer that's light-as-a feather?
O: an epic Russian Imperial - runs a little sweeter and less bitter than say, an Old Rasputin; had a slimmer, less sticky character than say, Stone's IRS; an elegant entry in the style. Don't pass it up.
08-29-2014 18:32:23 | More by Greywulfken
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
A: poured into a sifter black as night with a slightly frothy deep tan head with excellent retention. it pours like a whale of a beer
S: smells of dark roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and anise. smells incredible
T: flavors of charred wood, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, burnt sugars, dark roasted malt, slight oily hop presence. swallow brings more huge flavors of roast malt, a bit of anise and an espresso finish
M: thick and nearly chewy with a soft carbonation that struggles against the viscosity of the beer
O: It's enornous, it's velvety smooth and it doesn't punch you in the mouth but it can probably put you down after a few. alcohol is very well hidden. This beer is absolutely phenomenal and a steal at the price point it sells for. Buy it and then buy some more to keep in the back of the fridge for a few years. I want this beer in a bourbon barrel!
10-30-2012 04:52:53 | More by SHODriver
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,147 ratings.