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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 174
Gots: 608 | FT: 35
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012)
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4.7/5  rDev +13.5%

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black. No light penetrated through this dark concoction. 1/2 finger head that dissipated fairly quick. Velvety smooth appearance.

Its aroma was of bready yeast, dark roast grains, alcoholic esters, bitter dark chocolate. Faint banana smell was also present.

The taste was of robust roasted grains and dark bitter 80% cacao. Very faint taste of hops was noticeable before everything was washed away by the alcoholic burn that permeated the mouth. Smooth mouth feel. Not as heavy as one might imagine for an imperial stout. As it reached room temperature it began to develop the flavor profile of a strong dark Belgian ale. Even the aftertaste was more akin to a SDB as oppose to a stout.

Overall, I would recommend this beer to others. It's definitely a sipper. I missed that characteristic smokey aftertaste common to stouts as well as the creamy, chewy mouth feel, but all in all, this is a superb beer worth trying.

RexBanner, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.6/5  rDev -37.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours super black with little to no head. Smells dark and fruity. Raisins maybe? Tasted chocolate and roasted. Changed the longer I sipped. You can taste the alcohol for sure. Not a bad thing though. Not the same as some other Imperial Stouts that I have had. Delicious though.

Brackh, Wednesday at 01:35 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours opaque black with a head that quickly fades and leaves some nice Lacing. Smells of roasted grains, some dark raisin aroma. Tastes of roasted grain, slight chocolate notes, a little coffee. Not as thick as I expected, pretty easy drinking and the high ABV is well hidden. Overall, good Imperial stout, would buy again.

BradC, Wednesday at 01:07 AM
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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,529 ratings.