Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sierra Nevada Narwhal ....

Today I will try a 2012 Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.  10.2% ABV is listed on the twelve ounce bottle.  The web site shows 60 IBUs.

Narwhal poured with a thin, rich brown head.  Beer color is a very dark, blackish brown.  No light shows through the glass when held up to the light.  The aroma has malt, brown sugar and a definite boozy quality.  The taste is smoky and boozy.  There is some bitterness, but it is hidden some by the alcohol.  The aftertaste leaves you with a little sweet, bitter and smoke.  I don't get as much cocoa as I normally do in a stout - this one whacks you with the smoky malt and alcohol.  But I like it.  

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California

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