Trip In The Woods: Cocoa Coconut Narwhal | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.18/5
Exceptional
122 Ratings
Trip In The Woods: Cocoa Coconut NarwhalTrip In The Woods: Cocoa Coconut Narwhal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by superspak on 06-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,481
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
122
pDev:
5.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
32
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Bcurrie33
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riff
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with a thick, about a finger wide, light brown head. Smells of a mild dark chocolate, bourbon, a little coconut, vanilla, and a hint of malts. Taste is complex and quite complimentary. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, roast malts. The alcohol is muted and the bourbon is mostly complimentary of all the flavors. Smooth, medium-heavy body, mild carbonation. Very smooth drinker and a delicious blend of flavors.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost black dark brown with plenty of brown head that leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is chocolate with caramel, bourbon, oak and coconut. The flavor follows the nose wonderfully. Thick creamy mouthfeel, and overall a fantastic beer.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Ri0
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Dark coffee brown with a 1.5 finger tan head. Excellent retention that leaves a fat collar and good amounts of lacing on my glass. Aroma is heavy on dark chocolate with some bourbon soaked chocolate covered coconut blending with roasted malt. It starts off semi sweet with a coconut and chocolate cake. The bourbon is faint and more of an accent which does wonders for the flavor. Some vanilla and marshmallow along with hints of caramel. Great carbonation for the style, smooth and very silky mouthfeel that is medium in body. An overall delicious beer from SN.

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Photo of scratch69
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sludgegnome
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- Black with a three finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, some coconut, caramel, some bourbon, definitely sweet.

T- Milk chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee, some oak, bourbon, some coconut.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- Another great version of Narwhal, definitely the sweetest version I’ve tried. Worth picking up.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 9/14/17; drank 12/27/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small tan head; decent lace.

Mild coconut, mild milk chocolate & faint bourbon notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Mild cream & oak flavors up front; faint bourbon heat on the finish. As this warmed, dill pickle notes emerged.

Not much going on here; I expected as this warmed some bold flavors to emerge but this is an argument against barrel aging, if anything. If you're on the fence: not worth the price. In fact, not worth half the price.

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Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pure black pour, bubbly tan head, but there is some leakage around the edges. Aromas are rich chocolate (LOADS of chocolate), the barrel, and oak that fades to coconut.

The chocolate is really forward on the taste, and it is delicious. The coconut and oak flavors balance the chocolate, especially as the beer warms, and there is noticeable heat from the barrel at the back of the palate. The mouthfeel is perfect - rich and creamy, but with allowances for the earthy hops.

SN crushed this, IMHO. A pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave2234
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brenn79
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle- Pours black with a medium light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, strong leather, coffee and caramel, toffee. The taste is chocolate, caramel, coconut, a bit astringent, red wine tannins. Not bad.

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Photo of Rebrown221
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keithmurray
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ML Bottle poured into a tupil

Smell - Bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, fudge

Taste - Fudge, dark Chocolate, caramel, bourbon, oak, slightest, faintest hint of coconut at the very back end

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, medium carbonation, sticky, bourbon and fudge upfront, dark chocolate in the middle, the back end has the faintest hint of coconut - if you hadn't told be this had coconut, I might not have picked it up

Overall - I enjoyed this beer - has more of a thick stout feel versus the base Narwhal. My only complaint is that the coconut is barely present. otherwise, an enjoyable imperial stout

Price Point - $19.99/750ML bottle

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Photo of Grackos
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Trip In The Woods: Cocoa Coconut Narwhal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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