Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Tasted at the 8th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on Nov 9, 2013. This Imperial Stout pours an eclipse black color from the tap. Small to medium sized beige/tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla and coffee. A full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Lots of bourbon and wood flavors blended with some nice smooth chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very smooth tasting with a hint of alcohol. This is what a barrel aged stout should taste like. There is a nice lingering bourbon finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bourbon, sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3837) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at the Bistro BA Fest. Nose is oaky vanilla with light hints of bourbon but not too much with chocolate and a little molasses. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, and light bourbon, really nice. My son’s favorite beer of the fest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1422) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at the barrel-aged tasting at World Of Beer-Cherry Creek in Denver, CO during GABF week. Black pour with a foamy khaki head. Wonderful aroma of German chocolate cake, vanilla, and oak. The taste does not disappoint; rich chocolate and coffee blend with bourbon and oak for a great imperial stout. Incredibly smooth for a beer of this complexity and ABV. An outstanding beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma of roasted malts, oak and whiskey. Flavors of whiskey, oak and vanilla
Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, roastiness, bitter chocolate, coffee and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, bourbon, roastiness and light coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
draft at Coles, black pour, great aroma of roast, vanilla, wood, chocolate, bourbon. flavor was very similar to aroma, light mouthfeel was the only negative, great flavor, aroma etc. enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4610) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Keg @ Churchkey. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. The aroma’s earthy roast malts. Char. Cocoa, a bit of caramel and dark coffee. The taste isn’t particularly barrel heavy. Light vanilla. Strong roast. Mildly acetic. More coffee, dark chocolate. Medium body, not luxuriously thick, light carb. Overall, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Whiskey aroma up front with some vanilla and dark fruit. Licorice, oak, chocolate, caramel, and a touch of booze. Nice chocolate flavor, some fudge, whiskey, and vanilla. Roasted malt, caramel, licorice, and some dark fruit sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2149) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft. Pours opaque almost black with a thin tan head. Tastes very sweet, raisiny, toffee, caramel, bitter coffee. Smells very strong fly of alcohol, raisins, and toffee. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3562) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with a trace of creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, and chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, sweet booze, plums, and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet malts, dark fruit esters, oak, booze, faint earthy hops, and light toffee; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

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