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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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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-29-2013 00:27:52 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

04-27-2013 16:33:44 | More by Jason1337
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a half a finger of head that dissipates to minimal cap and lacing.

S - Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and wood with a mild alcohol fumes.

T - Light bakers chocolate turning toward a heavy coffee that lingers with bitterness. Sweet maltiness that just barely shows through. Definite alcohol taste, not in a bad way, even numbs the tongue slightly.

M - Medium body and carbonation, slightly oily. Could be a little thicker.

O - Pretty good Imperial Stout, nice flavor profile and aroma. Could use a little more body and maybe a little of that woodiness from the scent in the taste. Would be willing to have again, and certainly gets you feeling good.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:01:40 | More by JustinAniello
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CLanda

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-25-2013 23:43:34 | More by CLanda
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haygood

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-25-2013 03:34:34 | More by haygood
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-24-2013 01:11:21 | More by DrFunkenstein
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 release poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, with a large dark brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a touch hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character that is quickly followed by a strong hops presence for the style. Then some sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate come in. There’s a decent balance, but the order in which the flavors appear is what makes this beer more distinctive from other stouts to me. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a good beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 04:11:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-22-2013 16:22:00 | More by Tom-Peters
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MaddGeneral

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-22-2013 06:10:01 | More by MaddGeneral
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-22-2013 01:59:34 | More by bmurray10
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-21-2013 14:57:35 | More by drgonzo2k2
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-21-2013 14:56:05 | More by cwxc818
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Bluecane

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

04-21-2013 06:25:22 | More by Bluecane
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-21-2013 02:44:56 | More by GaryMarkle84
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tmaestro

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-20-2013 16:32:57 | More by tmaestro
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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jreindl

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-20-2013 05:30:00 | More by jreindl
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seanwilson530

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Jd2391

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-17-2013 11:22:30 | More by Rwalford74
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-17-2013 00:43:25 | More by civicm87
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a half finger of a dark cream head, looks like a Impy Stout to me!

Smell is bakers chocolate, roast, toffee, espresso

Taste is bitter bakers chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, a bit of booze, latte

Mouthfeel is full with low to medium carbonation, finishes a little hotter then I usually like.

A nice Impy stout here, would I grab it over Expidition, FIS or old raspy? Probably not, will I buy atleast a 4 pack every year when it comes out.... For sure!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 01:40:33 | More by nickapalooza86
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P: Super black body with a glisten of mahogany at the bottom of the glass. A dollop of creamy espresso froth that dwindles to a bubbly crown. Retention is nice and leaves thick micro bubble lacing that sloshes around the edge. The melted Dutch chocolate ice cream like head never seems to leave.

S: Rich roasty malts, bakers chocolate, burnt molasses, dark coffee beans, sawdust, sweet whisky mash, smoked grain and salted cashews.

T/M: Sweet burnt molasses, milk and bitter chocolate, charred grains, dirty wood, spicy booze with earthy and pine resin hops in the background. Coffee, black pepper, and sweet figs round out the multitude of malty layers. Full creamy but oily body with spicy carbonation.

O: A mystical adventure for your mouth. Super complex and ever changing this brew delivers amazing results. This is a beer of myth and legend that lives up to its magical name. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:43:25 | More by Hopswagger
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adamwn

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2013 22:50:25 | More by adamwn
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2013 11:45:58 | More by irish01980
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,026 ratings.