Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout is a new big bottle potential from one of America’s most popular breweries.
While Sierra Nevada’s skill is in pale ales and India pale ales, recently they have been showing off their creativity with releases like Otra Vez. Future additions to their High Altitude Series will take that creativity even further, with the imperial stout with cocoa nibs and chilies you see above.
By their very nature, imperial stouts are bold beers. This version takes another step toward the dark side with the use of spicy and aromatic dried chilies and rich cocoa nibs for a complex and intense kick. It features notes of coffee, baker’s cocoa, and dark fruit and a slight twinge of heat.
Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout will be a 24 ounce bottle offering. If initial rumors prove true, this stout will be a part of a 4-pack of 24 ounce bottles, each a different style.
The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
This makes me glad there is some (awesome) predictability in the beer world. Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal. The brewery released Narwhal, a new imperial stout in the High Altitude Series in late October. This is your official heads up for a barrel aged version of Narwhal in your drinking future. Typically you’ll see beers like this at festivals, but it’s a guideline, not a rule.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Narwhal Imperial Stout is coming your way in October, 2012. Above is the first look at the artwork. The beer is a new recipe (we were speculating it was akin to the 30th Anni Imp Stout) and joins Sierra’s High Altitude Series. Expect a roasty, full bodied stout as you transition into colder temperatures…
Narwhal Imperial Stout is he latest beer in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come.
Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Magnum, Challenger
Malts: Two Row Pale, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, Roasted Barley
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: October, 2012
10.2% ABV, 60 IBUs
Sierra Nevada will ship a new imperial stout dubbed Narwhal this September. Narwhal joins the High Altitude Series, with one other beer – Hoptimum. I’m currently told that this new imperial stout bears a strong resemblance to Fritz & Ken’s Imperial Stout, released in honor the Chico, California brewery’s 30th birthday.
Look for Narwhal in 12 oz bottles and draft from September to December. (UPDATE – October, 2012)
Style: Imperial Stout
Note: The above is not the artwork…