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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

3,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,069
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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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from Drinkstore, Dublin

Poured pitch black with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Dirty nut brown head poured big thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent covering... some decent lines of lacing...

Aroma - Rich roasted and charred dark chocolate maltiness, sweet coffee, some brown sugar sweetness, some sooty like smokiness, some dark fruits (blackcurrents, dates), pine and citric hop notes, toasted (maybe charred ?) fruit loaf, some earthiness, milky notes...

Taste - Dark chocolate, lots of roasted / charred bready malts, barely any alcohol noticeable, treacle sweetness, dark spicy fruits (raisins, date,some figs, red grape), piney and grassy hop bitterness, citrus hints, traces of piney resin, light liquorice, light sourness...

Feel - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little sharpness coming through... fairly full bodied... for a 10% brew this is dangerously drinkable..

Overall - A world class Impy stout - highly recommended...

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 16:50:44 | More by mdagnew
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utfiero

Texas

3.01/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Color- black leather. Medium, full mocha head.

Aroma- strong alcohol notes, coffee, and chocolate.

Taste- Starts rough and strong, very roasted malt with strong alcohol and finishing bitter, hoppy, and roasted (reminiscent of burnt bitter coffee). Like a Narwhal piercing my palate! 60 IBUs. Reminds me a little of a jagged version of Old Rasputin.

Consumed on 11-23-2013. Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 13:52:24 | More by utfiero
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schimschim

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Kaveman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2013 14:41:27 | More by Jame515
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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BrainTree

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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mte1972

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Carl_R

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Schwegler

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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BogBoyJD

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Theogre83

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-25-2013 21:31:03 | More by Theogre83
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-25-2013 21:06:21 | More by AndrewMichael
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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CMalenda

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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hbchrisg

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-24-2013 23:57:28 | More by hbchrisg
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.