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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
outstanding

3,725 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,725
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 190
Gots: 686 | FT: 40
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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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

a: a deep, dark, thick black. kinda viscous. solid 2 finger tan head. looks like you could rest a coin on there

s: a nice rich blend of caramel malts, toffee, smooth roasted malts, sweet chocolate, hint of black licorice, brown sugar, molasses, some sticky syrup

t: heavy tasting. alcohol right off the bat. brown sugar & molasses. more alcohol. toasted malts, milk chocolate, some hops in here. hint of root beer, more alcohol

m: its definitely on the fuller side. sticky. this is a sipper for sure. not much carbonation - but its the perfect level

o: this needs to sit for a few years or months me thinks. i can taste a real nice base beer in here, theres just a lot of alcohol in the flavor right now. as it sits in the glass for a bit, those flavors do shine through. its a nice beer, that will be made better as the alcohol flavor dies off

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S. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol.
T. Sweet, metallic, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. After taste of grilled chocolate and nutty.
M. Slightly carbonated, milky, syrup, watery.
O. Slightly below average for an RIS. Alcohol is very evident and slightly over powering. But still good, give it a try.

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,725 ratings.