bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a growler from Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley, CA.
Apperance: Black color with a small brown head from tap.
Aroma: Cocoa, coffee, and chocolate.
Taste: Roasted coffee and malts, dried fruits and chocolate.
Palate: Medium/heavy bodied.
Overall: A solid imperial stout,
matthewnhart (7) - - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best imperial stouts I've ever had. Thick, rich, and the booze is virtually unnoticeable. The coffee and chocolate notes are subtle and perfectly balanced. This rivals OB's Ten Fidy. And for ~$5 less/4 pack & ~$12 less/case, it may just top it. The latest of several reasons why SN is my favorite brewery. Well done SN, well done.
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Cybercat (3781) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma absolutely screams "DRINK ME!" Smoky, oily, with strong notes of roast malt, quality coffee, chocolate and molasses, it demands that you take more than a mere taste. It pours an oily black sable that could hide in the folds of Darth Vader’s cape, with a firm and fine-bubbled tan head that hangs around for a while. Smoky flavor has firm tones of top-shelf malt and chocolate - you’d think they had tossed Hershey bars into the mash tun. Subtle notes and hints of quality coffee, molasses and caramel sneak through. Sweetness is not too strong - this ain’t no dessert beer. Firm, smooth, somewhat oily texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a smoky, chocolaty, lip-smacking finish. Nar this whal when you can! :D
unclemattie (4330) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Short 12oz bottle, black cap.black label. Vintage 2012. Color of roofing tar, BLACK. Foam is color of chocolate milk. Aromas of coffee, roasted barley, alcohol, mead, wooded hops. Oily texture, creamy body, very heavy. Tastes of char, burnt sugars, unsweetened cocoa, charcoal, leather, licorice, coffee, dark fruits, and alcoholic heat. Mostly burnt grains character. Some hop character lies beneath the heavy malt backbone. Overall, All of the flavor you’d look for in an Imperial Stout are all there. Very big, a HomeRun! (3547)
mrhillburger (12) - - FEB 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Narwhal! Poured in a glass Pitch Black. Chocolate, coffee, nutty, and molasses are what I smell. The taste is very complex and bold. It sticks around for a while too. I enjoyed this beer. It took me 45 minutes to drink it, but the warmer it got, the flavors evolved and became richer.
Porterguy41 (19) - - FEB 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an oustaning ale, dark as night head disapates quikly, coffee & chocolet notes stand stright out no alcohol taste, vary well done, this is a must have for anyone who like imperal’s.
Ellery (28) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this is only the second time I’ve had this beer and what a monster! Black sooty oil colour with a brown/cream head,tastes like smokey Belgium chocolate with coffee syrup tipped over the top.. Long lingering finish of smoke and bitter chocolate, thanks sierra for this magnificent Specimen of a brew!
JFParnell (52) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really like this Imperial Stout. Very good taste, no bitter hop flavor. Overall a super beer.
PlinyTheOlder (5) - - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful experience in every way. Great pour and color. In the same category as Dragon Milk and Expedition Stout.
TourDeBeer (121) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Narwhal 2012. Aroma’s of roasted nuts, molasses, chocolate, caramel, as it warms alcohol. Huge aroma profile. Head has dissipated by the time I looked at it. leaves a medium lacing. mmMmmm. coffee aroma’s at first taste. This is how a stout should taste. So much malt. low sweetness, low to medium bitters. Full bodied, thick/oily texture. A long finish.