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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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3,067 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 115
Gots: 445 | 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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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, dark black with a bubbly dark brown head that leaves quickly. Aroma of coffee, malt and plum. Big dark chocolate and coffee taste, along with touches of malt and alcohol. Mouth is thick, but incredibly smooth. This is a very nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 02:56:33 | More by MartzMimic
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-19-2014 21:19:16 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-19-2014 15:51:14 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-19-2014 00:10:07 | More by mfl620ks
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Destroyinator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-18-2014 22:20:27 | More by Destroyinator
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-18-2014 15:23:20 | More by fleurdelou
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

03-18-2014 07:14:33 | More by RobertColianni
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-18-2014 01:43:37 | More by VTBrewHound
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thethinker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-17-2014 17:33:54 | More by thethinker
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-17-2014 14:03:04 | More by Pipelovejoy
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-16-2014 20:55:14 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-16-2014 18:46:39 | More by salthemonster
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-16-2014 14:04:24 | More by Fettpopps
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army01

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-16-2014 06:03:07 | More by army01
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Akshay

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Benlavin33


5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-16-2014 00:43:37 | More by Benlavin33
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-15-2014 23:48:36 | More by Loco_Joe
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ronniebruner

Arizona

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

Easily one of the darkest stouts I have seen in a while. Beer pours a DARK black molasses color, making light impossible to penetrate this brew. The beer has a beautiful, smooth aroma, topped off with a nice amount of lace and head when poured into a glass. A slight hint of chocolate is abundant and the beer is extraordinarily smooth. Sierra Nevada never let me down and in my opinion it is a toss up between them and Widmer as the best American brewers. An absolute must have, so far the best new beer I've tried in the last 6 months or so.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 19:50:36 | More by ronniebruner
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2014 04:10:54 | More by Kurmaraja
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Gregafree

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2014 00:49:45 | More by Gregafree
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osant37

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-14-2014 23:56:28 | More by osant37
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-14-2014 16:41:28 | More by Sconi_tom
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2013 edition bottle poured...

A - Solid black with a 1 finger brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Nice sticky lace retention

S - Milk chocolate, nuts, campfire

T - All kinds of chocolate, some smoke, oak, hops, caramel, boozy

M - Exceptionally soft and pillowy, medium body, low carbonation

O - An excellent, fairly easy to find RIS. It's big and boozy with a lot of complexity. I really like this one though it's just a step below that next level.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 23:52:26 | More by rjp217
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.