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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,986
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 213
Gots: 797 | FT: 35
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and bottled on "07/31/14". Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pours black with 1/2 finger of tan head

Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, and cocoa

Taste: Similar to the aroma with mostly roasted malts and licorice and cocoa, with slight alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied

Overall: A great representation of the imperial stout style. All the roasted flavors are present and has great balance. Theres little bit of alcohol but not overpowering.

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4.4/5  rDev +6%

Brewed 31 July 2014, according to the bottle.

Poured an unbelievably thick black. When held up in front of a light, the light did not shine through! One and a half finger caramel-colored head faded fairly quickly. Not a lot of aroma, surprisingly. Beer had pleasing amount of taste, caramel and malts, with a slight alcohol "burn" on the finish. Not massive, though. You know you have a stout, but it isn't slapping you upside the head. An attribute that makes the 10.2 ABV prone to sneak up on you. Alcohol taste faded as beer warmed. This beer has absolutely the best mouthfeel of any beer I have ever had; a wonderful thick blanket of creamy malty caramel that gets even creamier as you savor it. A fantastic imperial stout, and I am very much looking forward to the three that are left!

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On draft at Red Light Red Light in Orlando.
Color is black, with 1/2 inch of tan head.
Aromas of espresso, roasted malt, baker's chocolate, dates, whiff of burnt caramel
Taste is sweeter than expected, but not pushy: malts and alcohol up front followed by strong cocoa and coffee, hoppy finish
Not much carbonation. Milky smooth. For me, texture and body are spot-on for the style
Very impressed by this beer. A sipper that can go down quickly if not careful. The sweetness obscures the alcohol a bit and adds a wonderful note to the malts without getting in the way of other flavors. Highly recommend.

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,986 ratings.