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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

3,115 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,115
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 129
Gots: 454 | FT: 31
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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ranger7

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%

Poured from the bomber into a pint glass.
Review from notes: January 28th, 2014.

A: Nice. Black and cloudy, can't see through. Tan head which sticks to the glass.

S: Chocolate and malt. More malt than chocolate, almost bitter.

T: Bitter front and end with smooth middle, can't pinpoint the bitterness.

M: Some carbonation, but smooth overall.

O: Good. This is a nice example of a Russian Imperial Stout with plenty of ABV bite. A bit too roasty for my tastes, but still good.

03-07-2014 03:09:31 | More by ranger7
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Rideguy64

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Oklahoma

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California

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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JSBILK

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Indiana

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Beric

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev 0%

Serving: Bottle into snifter
Served: 27 February 2014

Appearance: Pitch black, with literally no light penetrating this brew. The dark brown head quickly disappears and leaves just a ring of bubbles around the edges. Looks impressive and daunting.

Smell: Roasted malts, black, dark-roast coffee, and unsweetened cocoa.

Taste: Wow, is this one complex. An initial burst of hop bitterness is followed by a strong assertion of roasted malts, dark roast coffee, espresso, and cocoa flavors. Finishes very dry.

Mouthfeel: Think and smooth, just as one would expect.

Overall: A great beer, and I was surprised to taste as much bittering hop as I did. When I burped, you could definitely re-taste the hoppiness (gross, I know). While hops aren't the dominant profile here, they are certainly assertive in their bittering qualities. But we wouldn't expect anything less from Sierra Nevada, would we? A great brew, and one I recommend. Definitely a sipper, and definitely a once-in-a-while beer, not something I could stomach any time any day.

03-01-2014 00:48:43 | More by Beric
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,115 ratings.