Saturday, September 23, 2017

Narwhal Imperial Stout

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"A malt-forward monster, highlighting the depths of malt flavor. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come."

Exactly as anticipated (and described). Everything about this beer is over the top. Incredibly delicious, but the mouthfeel and finish may just be my favorite part.
Way beyond my usual beer budget, but being a Sierra Nevada fanboy I just had to ... and mighty glad that I did.

10.2% ABV, 60 IBU
Hops: Challenger, Magnum
Malt: Two-row Pale, Caramelized malts, Chocolate, Carafa III, Honey, Roasted Barley
Yeast: Ale Yeast