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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

3,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,055
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 114
Gots: 443 | FT: 29
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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neenerzig

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into one of my snifters, this beer pours a an extremely dark brown, almost black color that lets in no light whatsoever. has a dark tan head that is about 1/4 inch thick when first poured that, despite the fact that I gave this beer a very rough pour, settled very quickly to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with swirls of foam on the surface of the beer. Okay lacing, but not that good. Aromas of caramel malt, hints of chocolate and vanilla, coffee, some hints of dark fruit that are all rounded out with a bourbon smell. pretty sure this edition of this beer was not aged in bourbon barrels, but it sure smells like it. Weird. The flavors match the aromas almost verbatim, caramel malt, chocolate and vanilla sweetness upfront, followed by some roasted coffee bitterness notes, hints of plum and raisin, rounded out with a touch of bourbon. Oh yeah a hint of alcohol too. The flavors mesh very well together as the beer sits and warms up a bit too. Has a slightly crisp, but mainly smooth, creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This one really coats the palate. Easy to drink in the way an excellently crafted beer should be.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 03:30:56 | More by neenerzig
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2013 21:12:23 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2013 20:53:04 | More by DaPan
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2013 18:19:08 | More by Stinger80OH
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Skabiski

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2013 14:32:59 | More by Skabiski
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2013 14:31:50 | More by DrunkinYogi
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the Falling Rock. Appearance is opaque black with generous finger of head and heavy lacing that leaves layers behind. Smell is dry and roasty with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, and grain. Taste is deep and roasty with light sweetness, heavy cocoa and coffee character at the end. Nice well rounded stout. Mouthfeel is heavy with medium carbonation. Overall, a very solid offering from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 21:46:08 | More by homebrew311
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-10-2013 21:45:25 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-10-2013 21:16:22 | More by JDavidRice
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2013 19:50:52 | More by Chugs13
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-10-2013 19:41:31 | More by spycow
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jamiecoppin

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-10-2013 17:10:10 | More by jamiecoppin
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-09-2013 21:11:12 | More by Burt
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

03-09-2013 15:53:44 | More by Duvel
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2013 06:35:34 | More by MammothTarantula
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-08-2013 23:57:24 | More by Segelstrom
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-08-2013 14:27:27 | More by roostor07
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-08-2013 14:24:52 | More by jbdpsu82
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-08-2013 05:59:38 | More by Stockfan42
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-07-2013 19:54:46 | More by orangesol
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aresonantvoice

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-07-2013 05:38:08 | More by aresonantvoice
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-07-2013 01:21:48 | More by AOShabaz
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-07-2013 00:34:57 | More by GreesyFizeek
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bdtva

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-06-2013 17:27:16 | More by bdtva
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-06-2013 02:49:51 | More by thinwhiteduke
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,055 ratings.