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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
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3,067 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,067
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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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-13-2014 05:24:42 | More by bumchilly25
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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-01-2014 05:02:07 | More by NWHopinator
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Akshay

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-16-2014 01:25:57 | More by Akshay
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Eric85

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-05-2014 00:41:46 | More by Eric85
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:32:28 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-16-2013 01:10:46 | More by Phillyz
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DuffBeer14

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-25-2014 23:49:11 | More by DuffBeer14
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-10-2013 03:38:38 | More by sparx1100
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-17-2013 03:25:39 | More by TastyIsBeer
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eggmaggi

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-19-2012 22:38:52 | More by eggmaggi
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snarygare

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-22-2014 21:23:24 | More by snarygare
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-27-2013 03:09:30 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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beercanman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-02-2013 09:35:23 | More by beercanman
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dav

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-17-2012 20:51:52 | More by dav
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-11-2013 03:38:06 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-18-2013 23:45:58 | More by OleDixie
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bird22

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-03-2013 07:27:38 | More by bird22
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TonyJ815

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-15-2014 14:42:01 | More by TonyJ815
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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-22-2012 03:26:04 | More by SFC21
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oregone

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-13-2012 22:31:10 | More by oregone
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-10-2013 01:16:38 | More by joh02034
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-01-2013 03:06:57 | More by RayOhioFelton
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lic217

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-11-2013 20:37:03 | More by lic217
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CJS

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-08-2012 06:22:12 | More by CJS
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on day 279 of 2012 (October 5). ALC. 10.2% By VOL. 2012 Vintage Narwhal Imperial Stout.

Appearance: As always, love the SN artwork. Pours a a viscous oil black liquid. You could eat this with a spoon. Body is jet black, not a hint of light shines through. Relatively thin, albeit robust, dark tan head with carbonation bubbles that cling to the side of the glass. Overall, very impressive and different from any beer I've ever seen.

Smell: Aroma of muted dark roasted malts. Slightly bitter aroma. Toffee, caramel, definite alcohol smell.

Taste: A lot going on in this one. Big alcohol up front. Bitter roasted malt. Figs, coffee, toffee. Alcohol is predominant in the flavor of the beer. Not very smooth drinking.

Mouthfeel: Very thick. Prickly bitter mouthfeel. Heavy aftertaste.

Overall: Too boozy for my liking. I'm sure this will be a hit with Imperial Stout fans.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:49:50 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.