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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

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3,054 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,054
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 114
Gots: 443 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012)
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1234Jack


3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Finally ponied up the $10 for the 4-pack for a Christmas party.

That ABV is pretty insane.

Label art is awesome.

Sweet malt smell out of bottle.

Poured into glass, head is brown, modest but present.

Colors are black with hint of reddish tinge at the bottom of the glass.

Smell out of glass is sweet malt.

First taste is chocolate coffee.

Smooth feel. Later bitterness near back of mouth. The alcohol could be overpowering, but I think the nuttiness reels it in, Feels thick with out being too thick. The bubbles feel micro. Seems to suggest a long time in the carbonation stage? The carbonation seems more infused with the beer. Maybe this is just an effect of the thickness of the drink.

I understand this is an Imperial Stout, and I know how well stouts are loved on this site, but it's not my favorite style. I can't give this a 5 until I try more stouts. I still like Hopworks Belgian Style Abbey and Optimator better...

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 07:04:19 | More by 1234Jack
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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,054 ratings.