Pumpkin87 (179) - - 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.
Quick3Beers (628) - 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 (408) - - 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 (2857) - 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 (1107) - 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 (7237) - 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.
Nicksbeers (26) - - NOV 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Didn’t have any head at all. Smells like chocolate and coffee. Medium body for sure. Little bit of bitterness at the end. BUT WOW, this has chocolate and coffee and lots of it. wow. Little bit of caramel sweetness at the end. This goes down real easy. I don’t pick up any alcohol. As it warms you can smell a little bit of the alcohol but nothing bad.
bpar73 (796) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a minimal tan head. Bitter dark chocolate, malt, and coffee with an alcohol presence. Tasty and complex and probably will age gracefully. A bit of an edge to it when fresh.