JimmyBoy74 (536) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2015 355 cl systembolaget. En mycket god dryck som antagligen kommer att drickas igen och igen!
smaynard6000 (922) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours a black color with small beige head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, and roasted chocolate malt. Roasty chocolate malt flavor, somewhat sweet. Lingering coffee on the palate. Full bodied and tasty.
DandyWolfFloyd (984) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - roasted barley malts, with espresso, licorice, honey like booze, and resin hops.
Appearance - black body, with a 1/4" beige head that rings out.
Taste - have a fair amount of roast - with a bit of astringency, some licorice, espresso, richest of dark chocolate - even a bit of honey or caramelized sugars.
Palate - is medium, the texture, slick and sticky, the carbonation is soft, the finish astringent from the rich roast. It is long and strong.
Beasty of a beverage. Kudos Sierra Nevada!
trapped (1954) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours inky black with large spongy tan head, roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and caramel taste, thick body alcohol undertones, long bitter finish. Very thick and satisfying brew.
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pitch black with a nougat two finger head. N: Coffee, caramel, chocolate, chocolate fudge, some dried fruits, butterscotch, liqourice, seaweed T: Chocolate, coffee, caramel, liqourice O: Lovely stout! Well hidden alcohol. Loads of flavours.
Pedro_Pinho (87) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste, even more pronouced. Really good stuff. I loved the 2013 edition, thought the 2014 was slightly worst, but this brings it back on track! One favourite is back!
Dahlstrom (159) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a smal mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste reflects the aroma, but its more straight forward, with more roast and burnt coffee. Full-bodied. High bitterness. And low carbonation.
altonbrownd (5104) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Lenox. Dark black body with thin head. Nose is oily, malty, spicy. tasty. Flavour is nice of oils and malts and fruts. Good stuff. Warming finish.
Dorkenstein (321) - - NOV 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of alcohol, dark fruits and dark chocolate, as well as roasted coffee and malts. Taste is roasted malts and coffee, as well as dark fruits and dark chocolate. Some faint black licorice as well in the finish.
MetalNHopHead (1163) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Packaged on 11/3/15, my bottles of Narwhal are still pretty fresh. While Iíve decided to write my review and record my notes after the initial tasting, Iím planning to age the other two and update my notes as needed. If I can be allowed to milk the nautical theme, Narwhal pours black as the deepest sea with tan colored foam on the surface. Aroma propels cocoa, bold coffee, booze. Flavor is bettersweet, roasty, and complex. Feel is full and dry. Even Sierra Nevadaís malt-forward beers tend to be aggressive. With 60 IBUís, I thought Narwhal might be like that too. Surprisingly, itís more rich than bitter, even in its freshest state. Iím looking forward to seeing how this will change.