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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
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3,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,063
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 115
Gots: 444 | 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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mdhobbs

Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just about everything I try from Sierra Nevada has the same ale taste and this Imperial Stout was no different. The stout pour nice and dark with a head that reminds me of chocolate but the pour seemed a little thin. The aroma is ale and the taste had the same bite to it. Maybe too much carbonation as well. I started the the beer being served cold and as it warmed, the taste seemed to improve a little but not to the extent that I try again.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 21:56:18 | More by mdhobbs
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beertunes

Washington

2.99/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This bottle's been kicking around the back of the fridge since I got it, at the release time. About time to hit it. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black color, as expected, with less than 1/4 inch of brown head that quickly dissipated to a thin ring, that left surprisingly good lacing.

The aroma was average for the style, perhaps even a bit too roast forward. The flavors were the same mostly bitter roast and alcohol, and the beer was sharp, in a harsh way, not a crisp way. The alcohol wasn't the least bit hidden, and the finish was very harsh.

That overall harshness hurt drinkability a great deal. I had a tough time finishing my 12oz. Overall, while a decent brew, this isn't the Old Rasputin killer SN has seemed to position it as. I won't be having it again, I'll just buy a 4pack of the smooth, even, nearly flawless Raspy.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:03:05 | More by beertunes
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.5%

03-28-2013 03:06:17 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-20-2013 04:57:27 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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Tawny

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.5%

12-16-2012 16:13:52 | More by Tawny
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Arizona

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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bastu

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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brywhite

California

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Idaho

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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jesus808

California

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Phil_H

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Chris_Cali_2o9


3/5  rDev -27.5%

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gwiedman1

New York

3/5  rDev -27.5%

11-23-2013 22:46:18 | More by gwiedman1
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Skott1123

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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2013beer101

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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smogfood

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.5%

10-29-2012 19:07:34 | More by smogfood
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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huddyball

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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prock180

Arizona

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.5%

03-07-2014 00:52:45 | More by Rideguy64
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,063 ratings.