Oregon gets a very limited shot at trying Sierra Nevada 2014 Barrel-Aged Narwhal in bottles this week. Originally only released at the taproom the Bourbon barrel-aged version of Sierra Nevada’s GABF Silver medal winning Stout are arriving in super rare 750ml caged and corked bottles and apparently specialty bottleshops will only be getting one case of 12 each. If your not lucky enough to track down a bottle for twenty bones, than Imperial Bottleshop & Taproom is hosting a tasting this coming Saturday November 22nd, 2014.
Barrel-Aged Narwhal description:
This deliciously dark treat is our bold Narwhal Imperial Stout aged in oak Kentucky bourbon barrels. Black as midnight, this intense stout is incredibly complex with notes of dark chocolate, rich roasted grains, and espresso seamlessly blended with hints of vanilla and toasted coconut with a slight touch of honey from aging in the oak spirit casks. Nearly as rare as its nautical namesake, try it out while you can because, like the creature itself, it will disappear into the blackness soon and leave nary a trace behind.
ABV: 12.9 IBU’s: 62 Bittering Hops: Challenger Malts: Two-row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa III, Roasted Barley
The Sierra Nevada tasting event at Imperial says they will have BA Narwhal on tap but the Sierra Nevada rep assures me there will only be bottles available in Oregon.
Saturday November 22nd 5 – 8pm
Imperial Bottleshop & Taproom
3090 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202
5 specialty Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beers on tap and will be pouring free samples of Sierra’s Estate Ale from bottles.
Taplist to include:
- Celebration Fresh Hop IPA
- Experimental Mexican Hop Harvest IPA
- Ovila Quadrupel
- Sierra / Ninkasi Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout
- Bourbon Barrel Narwhal Imperial Stout
A 5-beer sampler tray will be available, and you can $1 off with the purchase of a bottle of Estate Ale!
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