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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,025
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 111
Gots: 441 | FT: 28
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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Ratings: 3,025 | Reviews: 615 | Display Reviews Only:
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-27-2014 04:23:48 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-27-2014 02:37:51 | More by dpgoblejr
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Greels

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-27-2014 00:59:55 | More by Greels
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kdahnke123

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter at room temperature. 2013 Vintage.
A - Poured a nice dark color with a medium brown, quickly dissipating 1/4" head.
S - Chocolate and coffee upfront with a balanced hop and malt finish.
T - A little bite from the hops at first, followed by medium roast coffee/chocolate with a bite of the alcohol at the end. The malt is somewhat subdued with the rest of the flavors going on.
M - Very smooth, medium viscosity mouthfeel. Very little carbonation.
O - A very good example of an imperial stout. The incorporation of 10% alcohol and 60 IBU into a beer with this kind of balance is well done. Everything is in good proportion to one another.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 22:43:35 | More by kdahnke123
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-26-2014 03:15:05 | More by hansenm72
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-26-2014 02:13:31 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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jdlive

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-26-2014 01:55:19 | More by jdlive
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DarkUnity

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-25-2014 04:59:19 | More by DarkUnity
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-25-2014 03:07:28 | More by jaymo18
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2013beer101

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-24-2014 23:58:54 | More by 2013beer101
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Demon_Lung

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-24-2014 20:51:48 | More by Demon_Lung
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Inglewood

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-24-2014 19:56:16 | More by Inglewood
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2014 01:56:08 | More by Fcip78
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blange3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-23-2014 22:30:52 | More by blange3
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Nostrajonus

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-This pours pitch black with a two finger brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves faint lacing.

S-The smell is wonderful. Rich roasted barley, faint coffee notes with background sweetness..no hops.

T-The taste was not as full bodied as the nose, I am missing the malt and getting too much sweetness....no hops.

M-The texture is not what I am accustomed to with this style. The carbonation was good, but I needed it to be a bit more heavy.

O-Overall this is a good beer. I have not been big on Sierra Nevada in the past, I will sample their newer offerings.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 20:04:54 | More by Nostrajonus
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-23-2014 19:07:00 | More by mbeerdino21
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MassachusettsBeerFan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-23-2014 14:32:47 | More by MassachusettsBeerFan
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-23-2014 11:02:26 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-22-2014 22:38:29 | More by Lamdawg420
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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-22-2014 21:10:15 | More by JoeMans
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-22-2014 17:25:21 | More by Griffith
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-22-2014 17:18:46 | More by KolbMarley
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-22-2014 07:14:01 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - very dark brown color. Great brownish head that last for a good amount of time.
Smell - I can smell the alcohol, chocolate, and lots of coffee.
Taste - coffee taste with some alcohol. Sweet chocolate taste as well.
Feel - smooth, with great medium carbonation.
Overall - I let this beer sit for about 6-9 months and it was fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 21:08:15 | More by drdiesel9483
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hop_devil

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-21-2014 18:01:05 | More by hop_devil
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,025 ratings.