Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
Easily one of the darkest stouts I have seen in a while. Beer pours a DARK black molasses color, making light impossible to penetrate this brew. The beer has a beautiful, smooth aroma, topped off with a nice amount of lace and head when poured into a glass. A slight hint of chocolate is abundant and the beer is extraordinarily smooth. Sierra Nevada never let me down and in my opinion it is a toss up between them and Widmer as the best American brewers. An absolute must have, so far the best new beer I've tried in the last 6 months or so.
03-15-2014 19:50:36 | More by ronniebruner
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
2013 edition bottle poured...
A - Solid black with a 1 finger brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Nice sticky lace retention
S - Milk chocolate, nuts, campfire
T - All kinds of chocolate, some smoke, oak, hops, caramel, boozy
M - Exceptionally soft and pillowy, medium body, low carbonation
O - An excellent, fairly easy to find RIS. It's big and boozy with a lot of complexity. I really like this one though it's just a step below that next level.
03-13-2014 23:52:26 | More by rjp217
3.74/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured from the bomber into a pint glass.
Review from notes: January 28th, 2014.
A: Nice. Black and cloudy, can't see through. Tan head which sticks to the glass.
S: Chocolate and malt. More malt than chocolate, almost bitter.
T: Bitter front and end with smooth middle, can't pinpoint the bitterness.
M: Some carbonation, but smooth overall.
O: Good. This is a nice example of a Russian Imperial Stout with plenty of ABV bite. A bit too roasty for my tastes, but still good.
03-07-2014 03:09:31 | More by ranger7
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,129 ratings.