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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
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3,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,026
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 111
Gots: 441 | FT: 28
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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db12

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-06-2013 00:19:47 | More by db12
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edenstjames

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-05-2013 22:54:53 | More by edenstjames
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-05-2013 22:54:21 | More by Chaosfiend
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A- pours jet black with a thick khaki head that fades quickly.
S- black malt, roasted barley, cacao
T- a lot of roast and black malt flavor, expresso, bitter chocolate, earthy hops
M- medium body and carbonation
O- well balanced between the dark malts and hops. The alcohol is hidden well but this beer sure keeps you warm.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 19:31:44 | More by AdamF625
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hvy1

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-05-2013 13:46:34 | More by hvy1
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another solid beer from Sierra Nevada.

Pours a chocolatey black with a tan cap of foam.

Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and a bit of smoke.

Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of blackberry, and some lingering residual malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but still decent.

Overall a good offering from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2013 13:41:19 | More by taylor714914
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-05-2013 04:10:43 | More by Eaglefan344
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BEERZILLA

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a jet black color with a nice head that retains decent.stouts are hard to rate in appearance To me they are black and not much else.

The smell is good,you get coffee in the front then the alcohol just ruins it in the back end,maybe a little coco back there too.

The taste is not bad just the booze overpowers it,after a few drinks that's pretty much all you taste.

The mouthfeel is a little thin IMO.

Overall this is not a great imperial stout,too much booze taste.if Sierra Nevada can hide the abv better it would improve this one drastically

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 03:56:47 | More by BEERZILLA
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-04-2013 22:19:22 | More by Number3red
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-04-2013 22:08:31 | More by Roy1586
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-04-2013 21:29:01 | More by Boone757
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PackPride

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-04-2013 18:02:11 | More by PackPride
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-04-2013 15:00:05 | More by TaylorBrake
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Beersnake1

California

3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours black with a finger of light brown head. Head disappeared quickly - probably 20 seconds.

Smell: Not overwhelming. Toasted malts with some hints of dark fruit. Even a bit sweet. A bit smoky and a hint of caramel.

Taste: The taste follows the smell nicely. Fairly mellow, with a taste of toasted malts, caramel, and a bit of coffee. Not as burly as some other imperial stouts, but a nice smooth flavor. The alcohol content doesn't come through.

Overall: Nice beer from Sierra Nevada. Pleasantly smooth, but not extremely distinct from others in its class.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 03:23:41 | More by Beersnake1
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - black as motor oil; creamy, tan head; ring upon ring of lacing!
Smell - cocoa and dark chocolate; hint of espresso.
Taste - complex flavors! Starts off creamy, but a surprise rush of hops mixed with a hint of alcohol, follows with malts and coffee flavors.
Feel - a very complex RIS! I was taken back by the very noticeable hop presence, it almost comes off as a hardcore Black IPA! More medium body, not too heavy and very drinkable at 10.2% ABV!
Overall - terrific offering from Sierra Nevada! To me this is a cross between an RIS and a Black IPA! The price point gives this one the nod over many other stouts! I'm anxious to try this alongside a few of my favorite Black IPA's, like Wookey Jack, Sublimely, and Mountain Standard.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:20:10 | More by DenverHopHead
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

10-04-2013 01:54:37 | More by Corburk
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-04-2013 01:28:19 | More by BlakeAM
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-04-2013 00:43:48 | More by BostonPhilly
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moarmare

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

10-03-2013 23:53:55 | More by moarmare
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voodoofish65usf

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-03-2013 19:34:00 | More by voodoofish65usf
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-03-2013 17:50:28 | More by Kmlund
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skiofpinsk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-03-2013 11:19:36 | More by skiofpinsk
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Taycro

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

10-03-2013 04:35:01 | More by Taycro
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-03-2013 01:18:09 | More by buzzy
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paresis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-03-2013 01:06:56 | More by paresis
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,026 ratings.