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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 3,205
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 147
Gots: 497 | FT: 33
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

galileo8, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Duff27, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ajzy, Jun 20, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured Narwhal into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The liquid pours black as midnight with a finger of mocha head. Classic looking stout here.

S - At first sniff I'm getting dark chocolates, bitter coffee, luscious roasted malts. Again, classic Imperial Stout characteristics.

T - Bakers chocolate right off the bat, more coffee, some bitter malts and hops. Wow, this is a quality beer here. This beer does have some more bitter hop flavor than some Imperial Stouts, but this is very nice. A touch of licorice.

M - Smooth Imperial Stout, heavy mouthfeel with medium leaning towards low carbonation. Ahhh so nice.

O - Quality beer by Sierra Nevada. Highly Recommended! Cheers!

fitrock2112, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Jacob007, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

b-one, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

wezzul, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

spw109, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bcuz7, Jun 17, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a stout glass.

A - Deep brown almost black. Cloudy, very little head. When held to the light I could not see through it but there were some sediment chunks of junk floating on the side of the glass.(Im not a fan of sediment)

S - Somewhat mild sent. Deep roasted malts, some coffee, small amount of chocolate, a mild floral hop note.

T - The taste is what is the best on this one. Up front you get smacked with rich somewhat bitter chocolate, some coffee, with a strong coffee bitterness, maybe some raisins, and a little bit of hop finish. Very bold but pleasant.

M - Smooth, creamy, somewhat syrupy, little carbonation.

O - This is pretty good, the smell and sediment was the only downfall.

PaleZombie, Jun 17, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +1%

A - pours an ominous squid ink black. A pinky fingers worth of deep tan foam rises above the dark liquid and lingers.

S - nose is a bit muted but still very chocolatey with a slight touch of roast. Notes of cocoa powder and dark chocolate sauce. Light hints of grindy city roast coffee. Hints of cherries in the center.

T - doughy and chocolate flavors up front. Almost like a dark chocolate version of Nutella spread on italian bread. A hint of alcohol come through with a touch of coffee. Blackstrap molasses notes collide with earthy hops with hints of tree bark and pine. Finish is dry almost tannic and woody but with a note of dusty chocolate to smooth it out.

M - thick and rich. Full bodied with high carbonation.

O - great stout. Sierra Nevada just knows how to make exceptional beer.

Teleweizen2, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

huysmans, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

anson42, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

blt2646, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance: It has a beautiful jet black color to it. It has a nice thick dark tan head that stays around for ever and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet roasted malts, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruit and an earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

SebD, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,205 ratings.