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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

3,135 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,135
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 134
Gots: 470 | 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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GinsuDave

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

08-14-2014 02:06:23 | More by GinsuDave
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claspada

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

08-14-2014 00:32:01 | More by claspada
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Bolivian22

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

08-13-2014 19:30:03 | More by Bolivian22
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reefa

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-13-2014 00:38:53 | More by reefa
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sjrodriguez

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

08-13-2014 00:33:18 | More by sjrodriguez
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thedankness

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-12-2014 21:14:53 | More by thedankness
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 20:41:46 | More by AdmiralOzone
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Patches826

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 04:57:52 | More by Patches826
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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%

A- poured into snifter a pitch black with three finger massive fine bubbled tan head. Completely opaque, not even a twinge of light gets through when held to the light.

S- nose is a deep and dark roasted malt and candy sweetness, with notes of raisin, molasses, chocolate, smothered in alcohol.

T- taste is a a deep dark amalgam of sweet malt and roasted smokiness... lots of molasses and bakers chocolate followed by some must and wet tarp, ends in a very hoppy bitter, I love a hoppy RIS.

M- nice and thick, syrupy with ample carbonation, as expected for the style.

O- overall one of my go to faves in the style, would never pass one up. This review is on a 2013, had a few fresh and saved this for a bit. It seems to have taken on a musty dampness to it, not terrible but makes me not feel bad for drinking them fresh..

08-12-2014 00:24:32 | More by MaineBrewing
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance- 2013 bottle cap. Pitch black with a slightly mocha head. One finger head poured with no angle.

Aroma- Big notes of sweet milk chocolate and some dark fruit and roasted aromas as well.

Taste- Not far off from the nose with big roast malts at the front followed by milk chocolate and slight bit of dark fruit. A little hoppy and dry as well.

Feel- As noted before this is a little dry, but pleasant and very drinkable. A slight warming is noticeable at the back end.

Overall- Great imperial stout with nice roasted malts and sweet chocolate balancing each other out. Only downfall to me is the roast/coffee malts linger at the end which I could do without. Definitely worth picking up again.

08-09-2014 04:42:52 | More by CTbrew32
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Wlsr14


2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

08-08-2014 15:26:14 | More by Wlsr14
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Taologic

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-08-2014 03:24:37 | More by Taologic
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-07-2014 12:44:21 | More by thereal_adam
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-07-2014 05:44:35 | More by DrBier
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-07-2014 03:21:40 | More by JakeEsterly
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-06-2014 14:22:09 | More by thufflife
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-04-2014 16:07:29 | More by atlbravsrno1
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zacky_U

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2014 11:47:48 | More by zacky_U
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restman99

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-04-2014 07:37:22 | More by restman99
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tgates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

08-04-2014 03:12:00 | More by tgates
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KoG

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-04-2014 02:47:17 | More by KoG
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therealsikes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-04-2014 01:19:05 | More by therealsikes
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-03-2014 20:02:37 | More by JoelClark
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Kimbo1318

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-03-2014 15:26:55 | More by Kimbo1318
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2014 02:54:26 | More by ystazi
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,135 ratings.