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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
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3,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 115
Gots: 445 | 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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craftaholic

New York

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Absolutely pitch black. Even with a flashlight held against it there is no light getting through that barren void. Had a layer of creamy tan head that left a little lacing and had subtle legs.

S - There's a lot of alcohol in the nose. With that there is hints of rich chocolate, hops and dark grains

T - There's a very strong coffee flavoring and after that it's a true melting pot of nuances. There is vanilla, grape, chocolate, grain, even a touch of citrus. Alcohol is present especially in the aftertaste but the malt is there to help mellow it somewhat.

M - Creamy and rich. Surprisingly more carbonated than expected.

O - It's definitely bold in both a flavor way as well as in the booze. It's a good sipper for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:19:49 | More by craftaholic
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ranger7

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bomber into a pint glass.
Review from notes: January 28th, 2014.

A: Nice. Black and cloudy, can't see through. Tan head which sticks to the glass.

S: Chocolate and malt. More malt than chocolate, almost bitter.

T: Bitter front and end with smooth middle, can't pinpoint the bitterness.

M: Some carbonation, but smooth overall.

O: Good. This is a nice example of a Russian Imperial Stout with plenty of ABV bite. A bit too roasty for my tastes, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 03:09:31 | More by ranger7
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Pencible

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a totally opaque black with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like dry dark chocolate and roasted coffee, with some alcohol and subtle citrus zest.
T: It tasted like unsweetened dark chocolate and espresso, with some bitter resin hops. It had a harsh bitter aftertaste with notable alcohol warming.
M: It was thick and chewy with moderate carbonation. Great big body.
D: This had great looks and body, but the scent and taste weren't as impressive. It was hot and unrefined, so it wasn't very easy to drink. Maybe age will help tame this beast, but fresh is kind of rough.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 16:37:36 | More by Pencible
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Andreias21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Snooprobirob

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.