Navel Gazer | New Heights Brewery

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Heights Brewery
Tennessee, United States
newheightsbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pitch black with notes of toasty sweet malt, this decadent Imperial Stout has a thick, brown head with delicate lacing, toasty malt aroma, and a silky smooth mouth feel. At 9.25%, Navel Gazer will have you nodding your head if you let it.


Added by Zekenyce on 03-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,336
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
26
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
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Photo of addiwilliams
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AGust82
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pfaucett
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaToWyo
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraks
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mntlover
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black no light showing thru nice thumb sized chocolate head that falls to ring scum, nice sheet lace.

Aroma is big roasted notes big coffee, bakers chocolate, light coco and sugar notes mingled in. Some light anise and hops underneath.

Taste is like the nose good roasted notes, more chocolate in the taste then the nose. Coffee underneath the sweetness and chocolate.

Mouhfeel is big medium carbonation is low side makes it seem smoother.

Overall not a bad big stout.

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Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brunsojw
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sigler's in Chattanooga.
Pours essentially black and opaque. The head is tan and durable. .
Mild but overly vegetative aroma with hints of roots vegetables, roasted nuts, and a faint tanginess.
The flavor is moderately strong for style and suffers little from the poor aromatics. Plenty of dark roasted grain flavor. Mild-moderate bitterness.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice brew, the usual ris flavors , roasted grain with some heavy coffee flavor up front .. Seems a bit thin for an imperial but not watery by any means..

Good beer, would buy again.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Pitch black with notes of toasty sweet malt, this decadent Imperial Stout has a thick, brown head with delicate lacing, toasty malt aroma, and a silky smooth mouth feel." Damn accurate description! And a really good beer.

Bought a single can several months ago but finally had a chance to open it. Just over 3 months old (based on the canning date) when consumed. Poured from a 16 oz. can into two tulip glasses (sharing with a friend). Look is jet black with an inviting mocha froth of big bubbles that settled quickly into a compact film. Just a little bit of lacing and very little carbonation.

Aromas are a little subdued (think the beer was served a little too cold) but true to category: roasty espresso, dark earth, a little baker's chocolate, some burnt sugar, and a touch of black licorice. Bitter notes and sweet notes very well balanced.

The flavor is more robust, but the balance is very noticeable. Dark roast coffee is the dominant takeaway for my palette, but there's an almost lactose note that softens the espresso and undercuts a little bit of the sharpness. I get some hot chocolate notes, dark wood and plum, a little molasses, and a soft graininess. But the balancer and lingering characteristic (along with the roasted espresso) is a wonderful floral hoppiness. Very much beneath the surface, given the heavy malt notes, but absolutely present and a wonderful complimentary component. Not overly sweet or decadent, but highly drinkable and enjoyable.

Feel is very silky and smooth, with minimal carbonation and a medium body (for the style). Great mouth feel but not syrupy at all.

I'm a big fan of New Heights IPA but wasn't sure what to expect with their Imperial Stout. But this may be the best stout currently brewed in the Nashville market, in my opinion.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh can poured into a pint glass. Inky, opaque color that looked viscous on the pour. A rich tan head formed and settled slowly, leaving faint laces. Dry and roasty on the nose, with some char and faint floral hop notes. I tasted milk chocolate at first, quickly followed by the roasty notes on the nose. Bitter floral hop flavors were mixed with coffee, some char, and dark chocolate on the finish. Full-bodied but not too sweet. Carbonation was slightly less than medium, seemed appropriate. Overall a very nice Imp stout - bitter and roasty but with good balance.

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Photo of MHJeff06
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdaniel28
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mmmm deliciuos fruity undertones, malty, dark in color very aromatic.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stoopkidd
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite New Heightz brew. It's look and feel is very dark but it has a very well rounded taste. Unbelievably good! Get it.

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Navel Gazer from New Heights Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 26 ratings