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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

3,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,025
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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Ratings: 3,025 | Reviews: 615 | Display Reviews Only:
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2013 18:51:58 | More by iKasey
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ouits

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-23-2013 14:41:51 | More by ouits
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2013 14:40:39 | More by aorloski
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Tibi81


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-23-2013 12:31:47 | More by Tibi81
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2013 03:33:53 | More by Thedrizzle
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440kk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2013 03:31:49 | More by 440kk
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EmmTee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2013 01:48:22 | More by EmmTee
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brentusaurus

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 21:35:49 | More by brentusaurus
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2013 19:29:24 | More by bobv
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2013 12:05:32 | More by GennyCreamAle
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MCain04

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 06:49:00 | More by MCain04
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 05:48:33 | More by Rhettroactive
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Obiwanbeernobi


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2013 05:35:25 | More by Obiwanbeernobi
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daysinthewake

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-22-2013 04:38:52 | More by daysinthewake
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2013 03:19:40 | More by Guinnsslvr
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black body with a finger of brown mocha head.
Coffee and chocolate notes. The sweetness and the bitter coffee roastiness mixes so well with the chocolate making milk and darker bakers chocolate aromas. Some earthy hop and a kiss of booze.
Lots of sweet and bitter chocolate in here as well as coffee. Even with as hoppy as it is it doesn't get too bitter. Like in the nose a little alcohol is here but it doesn't hamper easy drink ability this stout has.
The body and mouthfeel is great on this. Subtle carbonation. It is pretty creamy like an oatmeal stout.
This is a pretty darn good stout. I was hoping it was going to be good enough to compliment that awesome label and it did. No extreme to it to separate it from the pack, but it goes on the list of super solid imperial stouts.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:47:17 | More by MattSweatshirt
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 02:34:52 | More by bpfrush
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-22-2013 01:06:36 | More by brandon911
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IKR

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark brown, looks black unless it's held up to a light. Has a generous light beige head. Good looking beer.

Smell: Chocolate and coffee/roasted malt aroma. Nice nose on this one.

Taste: Chocolate, moderate roasted malts notes and a mild hop presence. The finish is fairly dry and clean.

Mouth-feel: Medium to full-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation appropriate tor the style.

Overall: A beer that's tastes good, is priced well, and is reasonably accessible. Sierra Nevada does good tasting value packed beers as well as anyone.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 00:27:50 | More by IKR
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fivetime

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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leedorham

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2013 16:37:27 | More by leedorham
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ADZA

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a midnight black with a chocolate creamy three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is cocoa,dark coffee,dark malts and booze,the mouthfeel is full bodied,creamy and moderately carbonated and has tastes of dark cocoa,black coffee,turkish delight,vanilla and finished with a bitter hoppy finish and overall this a massive stout and definately the night cap i was looking for will buy again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 14:10:52 | More by ADZA
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Lovely beige head, good retention, on a black body, soapy and sticky lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, toffee, licorice, some alcohol and chocolate. Mouthfeel is lush with high viscosity. Taste includes notes from all of the aforementioned aromas. A ton of flavor packed in the liquid, slightly warming but also quite fresh. Purely delicious...what else could you expect from the crew in Chico?

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 06:45:48 | More by KickbacksSteve
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with a 3.5 frothy, rocky, tan head. Really nice retention and some good lacing.

S – Lots of dark fruits like plums and figs plus chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and some roasted coffee.

T – It starts off a little bit hot and then the sweet flavors of chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and vanilla shine through. Big bitter roasted coffee shines through at the finish.

F – Full-bodied with good carbonation, a slick and velvety smooth mouthfeel, and a bitter finish. Bitter roasted coffee flavors linger nicely along with a mild throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This is a nice imperial stout. The dark fruit and chocolate sweetness is nicely balanced with the bitter roasted malt. It’s also ridiculously drinkable considering the high ABV. I’m glad I got to try this one out.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 05:28:09 | More by BlackBelt5112203
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,025 ratings.