Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Narwhal Imperial Stout

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Narwhal Imperial Stout. 

From the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company website: “A malt-forward monster, highlighting the depths of malt flavor.
Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black as pitch with a huge tan head.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits and roasted coffee. Huge aroma!
Taste: Rich dark malts, very dark bitter chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, anise and charred wood.
Overall: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Narwhal Imperial Stout is enormous and complex.  At 10.2% ABV the alcohol is well hidden.  Looks like I’ll need to pick s’more up.  This one is another winning beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.


Mark Harvey

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