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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

3,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,141
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 135
Gots: 472 | FT: 32
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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velcrogrip

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-03-2013 02:04:12 | More by velcrogrip
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timotao

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-18-2014 02:37:00 | More by timotao
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caskstrength

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

10-19-2012 19:02:58 | More by caskstrength
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krl2112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-28-2013 01:38:10 | More by krl2112
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-29-2012 00:11:37 | More by Troville1990
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Tertullian007

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-29-2013 21:53:41 | More by Tertullian007
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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%

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.

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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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-11-2014 21:34:29 | More by MonkeyBread
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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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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-30-2014 19:46:18 | More by WckdVbz
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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
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,141 ratings.