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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

3,148 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,148
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 136
Gots: 474 | 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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10-20-2013 00:14:26 | More by klmcmachen
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-20-2013 00:12:13 | More by TOJO12
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-19-2013 23:00:23 | More by BTVflatlander
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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-19-2013 21:54:32 | More by bpop23
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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tazzman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-19-2013 14:44:26 | More by tazzman
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-19-2013 04:21:05 | More by jakea
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-19-2013 02:46:07 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-19-2013 02:22:37 | More by weeare138
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-19-2013 00:30:17 | More by Johncnh
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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bwarren82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: sweet chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, a little warm alcohol, and dark fruits.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted coffee, tobacco, molasses, a little smoke, and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, warm alcohol, full bodied, medium carbonation, and delicious.

Overall: Pretty solid RIS by the boys from Stone. Might have to move up to their 22 RIS and the espresso version as well. This beer definitely got better as it warmed up too.

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Alabama

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Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +14.3%

2013 Narwhal

http://i.imgur.com/MXtQ9Mg.jpg

Appearance: Black as it should be. Narwhal resembles a textbook imperial stout.

Smell: Deep, rich, malty greatness.

Taste: See 'smell.' This beer packs a flavorful punch, especially after warming a bit. Coffee, malt, maybe some nuttiness. I haven't been to beer school. I just know it's awesome.

Mouthfeel: If one aspect of his beer hits the 'perfect' mark, it's this one. Narwhal's a nice creamy, chewy number, and the alcohol content bites your mouth at the end. To me, that's pleasant, and reminds me what sort of fine genre beer I'm drinking.

Overall: Narwhal, while not particularly rare, was somewhat of a whale for me. It's been hyped quite a bit by both the internet, and a few friends of mine, and it did not disappoint. I'd really like to taste it back to back with Old Rasputin and Stone Imperial Stout. Regardless, it's a fantastic brew I'd recommend to any fan of the genre.

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,148 ratings.