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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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (4067) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose has some sweet bourbon and vanilla/brown sugar notes, along with a nougaty milk chocolate. Tastes really big and robust with big sweet dark chocolate flavors, a bit of charred oak, some caramelly bourbon, a light kiss of vanilla and brown , and a touch of mocha java. Ermahgerd amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1419) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from the bottle. Pours a great big black, with a light tan thin head. Notes of chocolate and coffee in that nose followed with the same in the mouth with a malty copperness. Great beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewballs (190) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
This is definitely not a Spring beer. You drink this at the crib when itís cold. It has a pretty deep taste, a little bitter but not too bad. Sierra Nevada usually puts out good brewskies and this is in that lineage. I say "Yes!"

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
Rating 4900!3/28/13. On tap at Churchkey during CBC. Rich black pour with a small tan head that sticks. Rich BA aroma with fudge, semi-sweet chocolate, a touch of coconut and vanilla, butterscotch (in a good way), and hints of coffee. The flavor follows suit. Mouthfeel rich, but not overwhelming. A touch of heat. Tasty!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap in a tulip, deep black color with minimal tan head, aroma is a sweet molasses with fruit, taste is smoky, nice mouth feel, sweetness mixes with some tang and then a very nice lingering warmth that makes this one fine sipping beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Now THATís how you barrel a beer. Everything I hope for in a BA stout. Improves on the base. Bourbon is rich and very evident, without being too hot or overpowering the original beer. Rich, smooth, chocolatey vanilla boozy decadence in a glass. Possibly the best Sierra Nevada beer iíve ever had. They shoulda bottled this instead a tha BA Bigfoot."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogg915 (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at brewery 4/12/13- an absolute treat- very dark oily pour like a beautiful 10w-30 in a glass. slight head and nt much aroma but maybe bc it was a taster. Mouthfeel and taste was incedible- so much vanilla, perfect start and finish with the bourbon. Well done

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle share. It pours with a murky dark mahogany body that supports a weak tan head. The aroma offers up smooth slick sweetness in the form of candy like bourbon booze and sugary sweet malts and then the sweetness intercedes among the dark roasted malts notes and chocolate. Very nice. The taste is smooth and sweet and nectar like with slick bourbon sweetness mixing with sweet malts, a molasses and vanilla sensation. Behind those notes are murmurs of spicy oak, dark roasted malts and dark roasted coffee and then a pleasing and firm chocolate yumminess. Wow, this all comes together very nicely. Solid!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3244) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On draft at the SF beer week opening celebration. OMG, this was my favorite beer of the night. It reminded me of Black Note. It pours black with a nice brown head. The aroma is to die for with big nutty bourbon vanilla goodness. Not overpowering. Rich chocolate. The flavor is super smooth and heavy with rich vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate and roasted malt. Light barrel notes near the finish. Perfectly balanced and delicious. Iím counting the days till I can try this one again at the end of the week!


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