Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.39/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Monk's in Philly for New Year's day.
A: Well, it's a barrel-aged stout. It's dark and there's no head. It looks very inviting, but it's also what you would expect.
S: Bourbon. Sweet bourbon and malt. Definitely going to drink this, no doubt about it.
T: In order: bourbon, licorice, vanilla. There's nothing wrong with the regular Narwhal, but it doesn't have these flavors to this degree. The licorice is a nice touch. While it's pretty tough to get spoiled on bourbon-aged stouts (though not a bad proposition), if you ever did, the licorice would set this one apart.
M: Thick and smooth. Again, if this weren't the case, you'd be pretty surprised.
Well done, Sierra Nevada. Aside from the prominence of the licorice, there's nothing shocking about this beer (when compared to the best bourbon-aged stouts out there), but that makes for a really nice brew.
Serving type: on-tap
01-02-2014 05:06:52 | More by ArsenicDrone
Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.