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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
93
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4,277 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,277
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 232
Gots: 1,026 | FT: 39
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

This is a beautiful Imperial Stout, black with little head. I served it from the refrigerator so it was cold. As it warmed up I could pick up on more of the licorice. Nice maltiness, and the presence of hops which gave the beer a little bite, but just enough to fill out the balance and overall taste. I can see how this stout could be dangerous with over all ease of drinking and the ABV T 10.2%. Overall, I really like Narwhal and will pick it up again.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.11/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured a deep brown, nearly black. Settled black, after a vigorous pour, left a two finger brown head that receded at a moderate rate.

Smells very malty, coffee notes are very present.

Taste is rich, chocolate and coffee malts dominate, with a roasted bitterness taking the aftertaste. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, I can not tell it is there one bit.

Full bodied, very smooth, dangerously drinkable. I can imagine this could cause a lot of embarrassing evenings to less than controlled drinkers.

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4.4/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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2.96/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Color is black with a slight brown head.

Can't pick up a smell probably due to a cold.

Taste- Chocolatey malts are the dominating flavor upfront. Followed by a coffee flavor. I do pick up some of the fruity flavors but they are not pronounced.

Overall I would certainly recommend this to anyone. I really enjoyed it and now look forward to trying the BA version.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12oz bottle packaged 8/13/14, served in a Spiegelau stout glass.

Color is midnight black with an espresso colored head.

Aroma is rich chocolate, espresso and roasted malt.

Taste is of dark roasted grain, with a spicy alcohol burn. Barely noticeable bittering hop addition. Lots of pleasant dark fruit flavors.

Very smooth for an imperial stout, mild carbonation.

Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,277 ratings.