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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,239 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,239
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 155
Gots: 505 | FT: 33
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012)
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

Vintage 2013. From the snifter emits one of strongest black licorice scents in an RIS I've encountered.
Oohh, I'm gonna like this already. Comingled with the initial licorice are light scents of dark cherry and prune.
After the quickly dissipating head vanished, I started the swilling. The licorice continues with dark fruit and a touch of fine coffee
which all play nicely on the tongue long after a pull. My favorite attribute is the lack of char. Strangely this is bit thin for the style, but slightly. This minor lack of density does
give way to a bit greater drinkability. You can slug this baby down, then have another, then nite nite. Overall, this is quite worthy for the style, it's Sierra Nevada, and the
price is great as you'd expect. SN doing awesome things as usual.....

beerdedking, Sep 17, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

TheWiredDJ, Sep 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

NonicPanic, Sep 15, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

OneEye78, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MikeLenehan, Sep 15, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

Tyecko, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%

Black with no head and minimal lacing.

The nose is of cocoa and coffee and sweet malt.

The taste is much more pronounced. It reminds me of a dark chocolate covered coffee bean! A toasted essence to the malt. The back end of the taste profile brings to mind dark fruits, bittersweet craisin.

The mouthfeel is smooth and a little warm. Low carbonation. Very easy drinking for such a big beer in taste and ABV. Overall an excellent Russian Imperial.

samtrillo, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Good imperial stout. Smooth. Alcohol is exceptionally well-hidden. Chocolaty, roasty, and rich.

logicalparadox, Sep 14, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.72/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,239 ratings.