avantdagare (151) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 finger brown head, black body. Nose: Liquorice, dark chocolate, malt and coffee. Aroma: Coffee, dates, liquorice, malt, dark bitter chocolate, grapefruit, resin, cacao-powder, brown sugar, Madeira, caramel, chalk and ash. Long bitter ending.
lightbias (313) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich, black-brown liquid flows from the bottle into a stout glass, covered in a chocolaty foam. The head becomes almost immediately insignificant, dropping into the beer and leaving only a trace of itself on the surface of the brew. A boozy vanilla and thin molasses fill the air above the glass, the aroma not huge, but scintillating. First sip is a nice roasted coffee, hints of molasses, a basic, Imperial Stout; then the second sip and third. Not as impressed as I was the first time. A nice forward, but the taste is just salty, lightly bitter and takes away from the flavor of the brew. A little thin texturally. and too soft to carry the flavor. Not a lot of carbonation here and I’m wondering what this will be like in a year. I’m going out to buy a second. See you back here in a year with this one. I need to give this another chance considering the ratings here, because I am just not finding that sweet spot that everyone else is enjoying. Very eh.
Pumpkin87 (142) - - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black with attractive tan head that quickly vanishes, leaving slight, decorative lacing.
Bouquet is roasted malt, that is all. In the glass, though, dark roasted coffee takes over, with slight chalkiness and well-controlled bitter cocoa. The 10.2 percent ABV comes as no surprise, but it translates into strength, not burn.
Yes, it’s big, but not in a wreck-your-palate way, more like picking you up and carrying you onward. Definitely one to age; it could well get better. An exemplary stout.
bennetporter (389) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This imperial stout gets it mostly right. The aroma falls short out of the bottle, but is mostly roasted malt with a hint of sweetness. Taste is big on malt; bitter chocolate plays a major role. The alcohol is perfectly balanced with the malt and hops.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Narwhal Imperial Stout is very dark. Black even. Very complex and rich. Tan head and is great in colder months.
dojken (363) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska. Rund o go doft. Krämigt fin balanserad smak. Det här är nått som Patte hade gillat! Eftersmaken gött balanserad. Glidaröl!!
ahem (6) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This made me think of various types of Guinness brews but I actually prefer Narwhal.
cfrancis (2729) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to spinrsx for this. Pours black with a big fizzy brown head that lowers to a wisp. Aroma is orange citrus hops, with vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is awesome. Great balance with some sweet vanilla beans and mocha but is light as I like it. Citrus hops add complexity that I love. Great beer.
arnold931 (882) - Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black like motor oil with tan head. Nose is lots of chocolate. Taste is some creamy caramel, chocolate and roast. Some dryness in the finish. Good.
mR_fr0g (5803) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home split with Sarah from BEER:Shop St Albans. REally dark opaque black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is biscotti, dark fruits, raisin, slight belgian yeast. Nice layered malts, with smoked malts and melanoidin sugars. Flavour is rounded soft roasts, brown suagrs, really rounded and full malts. Clean and smooth roast. Nice clean ferment with lingering tart berry fruit, and dark choc. Really smooth palte, velvety on the tongue. Very Very Good.