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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

3,226 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,226
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 151
Gots: 501 | FT: 34
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

jbriggs7, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

TomTown, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

aliveguy17, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

rfgetz, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

JebediahScooter, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

JamesShoemaker, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

velcrogrip, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

timotao, May 18, 2014
Photo of caskstrength
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Unicorn whale!!

Pours dark and stouty with carbonation as expected. No floaties or anything.

Smells are roasty. Coffee, but the good coffee, not the simple stuff. Maybe some darker fruits, but those are subtle (more with letting it warm, but still in the back.)

Tastes are roasty stout. Look up stout in the taste dictionary, and this how your tongue would define it. Coffee and bitter dark chocolate weave into the smoked roasty flavors, and some fruits hang out at the back of the tongue, but they barely hang on. Just like the smells, they are there more as it warms.

Smooth mouthfeel, nailed this part. Bitterness maybe a little much on the finish, but works with the flavors.

Solid, straightforward imperial stout for those who want the classic roasty vibe. Job well done. And the price is great.

caskstrength, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

krl2112, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Troville1990, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Tertullian007, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

bumchilly25, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

NWHopinator, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Akshay, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Eric85, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

OK looking, about what you'd expect from an imperial stout that doesn't stand out looks-wise.

Aroma and flavor are pretty good. Standard roasty, toasty, burnt and charcoal notes present from the dark malts. Coffee and chocolate make balanced appearances. There is a touch of dark fruits, brown sugar. There's also a bit of hoppiness that you might expect from an American stout.

The body is pretty thick, good for the style. Finish is bitter dark chocolate with slight burnt notes and a slight lingering sweetness.

Overall it's enjoyable, about standard for the modern day definition of an American imperial stout.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Phillyz, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

DuffBeer14, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

sparx1100, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

TastyIsBeer, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

MonkeyBread, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

eggmaggi, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

snarygare, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

WckdVbz, Jun 30, 2014
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,226 ratings.