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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

3,129 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,129
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 132
Gots: 465 | FT: 31
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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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Rasmon

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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JakeWright

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-17-2013 04:38:30 | More by JakeWright
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-17-2013 01:44:44 | More by drop6301
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matheu

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-17-2013 01:28:45 | More by matheu
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured pitch black into generic snifter with small brown head. Aroma is roasty chocolate, and more roasted chocolate. Flavor follows with bittersweet chocolate and a very nice roasted finish. Extremely smooth with just the right carbonation. Thick but easy drinking. Like velvet. I would compare this closely with Oaked Yeti, with less sweetness and more bittersweet. This is a phenomenal brew feom SN. Easily rank this above some of the more hyped impies. I really can’t find anything wrong with this one.

10-17-2013 01:13:59 | More by BMMillsy
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-16-2013 17:25:09 | More by ColForbinBC
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-16-2013 15:56:08 | More by FortKnox15
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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-16-2013 10:01:20 | More by Gasc0igne
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-16-2013 05:08:06 | More by pottergator
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-16-2013 04:48:10 | More by Smarty_Pints
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

4.81/5  rDev +16.2%

A supremely righteous Russian Imperial Stout. Chewy, STRONG, and delicious. Tons of coffee and chocolate right up front. Complex, multi-blend of 6 different malts. The only con would be the strength of the alcohol coming through but that is forgivable given the greatness of this brew. You will be hard-pressed to find a better example of this beer. Enjoy and cheers!

10-16-2013 02:33:03 | More by mashedpotatoes
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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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Lucoli

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-16-2013 00:40:01 | More by Lucoli
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-15-2013 23:16:23 | More by DanSmith17
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-15-2013 16:45:42 | More by yanosh
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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terence

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-14-2013 03:16:20 | More by terence
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

Poured into a 16 oz Tulip

A - pretty much 2 finger beige/ hazel head and poured just about jet black. almost a reddish tint to the head at times in the right light haha...a really good looking beer. after head dies down a half a centimeter puck of foam remains slicing over the top of the beer.

S - Getting dark chocolate at first/and a little bit of strong espresso coffee like too... and when i really get into it i get hints of very dark fruits and a little booze. Has almost a roasted smokey feel to it as well.

T - when swishing i can definetley taste the booze...but in the finish it dies in a matter of seconds and is taken over by sweet cherry and plums and subtle hints of chocolate. not getting much coffee at all. more of a porter feel to it actually. warms your chest as it goes down....a nice sipper type beer.

M - definetley a porter type feel, creamy and medium carbonation...but not getting that thick charachteristic most R.I Stouts tend to have.

Overall, the high abv kind of scared me away....and at first your like wow this is boozy but im loving how that is taken over in the end for a really smooth finish.take your time drinking this and enjoy it... this is a big, deep beer.

10-14-2013 02:59:28 | More by Glennlawless
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Illinois

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Missouri

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,129 ratings.