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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,245 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,245
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 155
Gots: 507 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MikeLenehan, Sep 15, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

Tyecko, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BoilerUpNavy, Sep 14, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%

Black with no head and minimal lacing.

The nose is of cocoa and coffee and sweet malt.

The taste is much more pronounced. It reminds me of a dark chocolate covered coffee bean! A toasted essence to the malt. The back end of the taste profile brings to mind dark fruits, bittersweet craisin.

The mouthfeel is smooth and a little warm. Low carbonation. Very easy drinking for such a big beer in taste and ABV. Overall an excellent Russian Imperial.

samtrillo, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Good imperial stout. Smooth. Alcohol is exceptionally well-hidden. Chocolaty, roasty, and rich.

logicalparadox, Sep 14, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%

Faroveryonder, Sep 14, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +14%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

lilsmizzul1225, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Seabass1964, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Maillard, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Can_has_beer, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

AnonymousNick, Sep 13, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

Brams17, Sep 13, 2014
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Tenor, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mmars010, Sep 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1%

rmank, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

2014 Batch. Good tasting beer. May taste better with age, has a harsh edges that may get better with age. For a 10% beer the alcohol is well hidden. The hops and burnt malt flavors dominate.

WoostaBia, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

KalanM, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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probert, Sep 10, 2014
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,245 ratings.