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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

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3,115 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,115
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 129
Gots: 456 | FT: 31
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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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-13-2013 04:35:28 | More by Chuck_25
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Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-08-2012 17:13:31 | More by Robeerto89
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-20-2013 04:59:28 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Riggsenater

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Scandoppelganger

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-01-2013 08:49:47 | More by Scandoppelganger
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-12-2013 01:52:01 | More by kbuzz
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-29-2013 01:37:16 | More by trevorpost
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-16-2013 02:27:26 | More by cmdmzmjm
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Pookie

Georgia

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09-07-2013 20:59:10 | More by Pookie
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-18-2012 03:24:02 | More by TWStandley
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-19-2013 02:27:05 | More by wesley14
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-12-2013 03:29:31 | More by Moses_Malone
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Bonna

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-23-2013 21:38:04 | More by Bonna
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beepill

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-09-2013 19:46:41 | More by beepill
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-19-2013 23:00:23 | More by BTVflatlander
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-14-2014 20:29:26 | More by ArtZan
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-02-2013 00:31:48 | More by foxyaardvark27
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sludgy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-30-2012 07:50:09 | More by sludgy
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-06-2013 03:11:21 | More by campfirebrew
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Bubbles

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-08-2012 19:59:36 | More by Bubbles
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-15-2014 07:59:32 | More by Big_Dave
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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genitempo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

A - From bottle to glass, pours chunky, inked body with a stained brown head. Melted lace.

S - Nothing overbearing, subtle caramel and malt, lightly toasted on the nose.

T - Paradoxical for a RIS. I actually enjoyed this beer at a colder temperature, in the first few sips. The taste of dark chocolate and caramel was very well-formed and crisp initially. Once the temp hit to standard drinking temps for an RIS, the haughtiness in the booze was almost overbearing, and a chalkiness hit the palate.

MF - Why describe? With this style, you can't fuck this up.

O - I'm in a bit of bind with this brew. The ABV sits between two of my favorite RIS (Ten Fidy and GD Yeti). You would think it would take some of the better qualities of both of these beers, but it fails. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the beer (It's a heavy stout, after all), but I will be aging a couple bottles just to see if maturity is what this beer needs all along.

11-14-2012 05:33:54 | More by genitempo
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-08-2012 04:46:59 | More by elkinbrown
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,115 ratings.