1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,063 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3,063
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 115
Gots: 444 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,063 | Reviews: 616 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cvm4:
Photo of cvm4
cvm4

Mississippi

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle

A - Appearance is stunning. Rich, black body with a tan mocha head that leaves behind a highway of lacing.

S - Roasted malts, dry bakers chocolate and vanilla.

T - Bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of molasses to start off. Bitterness all the way through with coffee on the finish along with a lingering smokeyness.

M - Medium body that is somewhat more carbonated than other RIS I've had. Doesn't feel "thick," but somewhat creamy/chewy and airy all at the same time.

O - Well done SN, well done. Continually impressed with how this beer comes alive as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 17:41:29 | More by cvm4
More User Reviews:
Photo of Riggsenater
Riggsenater

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-26-2014 15:53:27 | More by Riggsenater
Photo of Stoutmeister
Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-26-2014 13:41:32 | More by Stoutmeister
Photo of jcugafsu
jcugafsu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-26-2014 02:59:20 | More by jcugafsu
Photo of audioserf
audioserf

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-25-2014 15:13:49 | More by audioserf
Photo of zachpaschal
zachpaschal

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-25-2014 11:48:45 | More by zachpaschal
Photo of IowaBiertrinker
IowaBiertrinker

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-24-2014 04:33:02 | More by IowaBiertrinker
Photo of Links41
Links41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-24-2014 00:33:32 | More by Links41
Photo of raleigh_blue
raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2014 13:58:44 | More by raleigh_blue
Photo of snarygare
snarygare

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-22-2014 21:23:24 | More by snarygare
Photo of John_Beeryman
John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2014 18:13:28 | More by John_Beeryman
Photo of Wildwood_Brew
Wildwood_Brew

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2014 06:48:10 | More by Wildwood_Brew
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-22-2014 04:25:18 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 14:15:21 | More by Howlader
Photo of CraigTravor
CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 06:19:53 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of oldmankoch
oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-19-2014 23:11:25 | More by oldmankoch
Photo of unclejazz
unclejazz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-19-2014 17:25:20 | More by unclejazz
Photo of KrittyKratz
KrittyKratz

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 14:59:53 | More by KrittyKratz
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-19-2014 05:34:18 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of jrdaniel859
jrdaniel859

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-18-2014 16:01:06 | More by jrdaniel859
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2014 18:45:27 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of surlytwinsfan
surlytwinsfan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2014 18:39:21 | More by surlytwinsfan
Photo of bookerandy
bookerandy

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2014 10:48:14 | More by bookerandy
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-17-2014 02:35:37 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of fuzzbalz
fuzzbalz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 23:14:50 | More by fuzzbalz
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,063 ratings.