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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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MSR129

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-19-2014 17:42:09 | More by MSR129
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Nbdreher


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-19-2014 16:48:19 | More by Nbdreher
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Birmz

California

3.72/5  rDev -10.1%

08-19-2014 03:44:51 | More by Birmz
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

08-18-2014 23:57:29 | More by Steve_Trick
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JMasserang

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

08-18-2014 18:45:30 | More by JMasserang
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carrionricardo

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Kikitastrophe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-17-2014 02:39:57 | More by Kikitastrophe
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MayorOfMayfair

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

08-17-2014 00:33:01 | More by MayorOfMayfair
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Bm1881


3.64/5  rDev -12.1%

08-16-2014 03:39:57 | More by Bm1881
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AlaYank

Alabama

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

08-16-2014 03:08:51 | More by AlaYank
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aoampm

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-15-2014 18:28:22 | More by aoampm
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-15-2014 14:48:27 | More by tommyguz
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-15-2014 07:59:32 | More by Big_Dave
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Ddilo

California

3.92/5  rDev -5.3%

08-14-2014 14:53:04 | More by Ddilo
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Celtics17

California

4.66/5  rDev +12.6%

Just a big flavorful beer. It's like drinking a candy bar. This is one you can truly age. It's a great 4 pack. The High Altitude series is great.

Aroma- Big notes of sweet milk chocolate and roasted coffee.

Taste- Big milk/dark chocolate flavor coming through.

Overall this beer has everything you want in a stout.

2014 BOTTLE

08-14-2014 05:39:22 | More by Celtics17
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GinsuDave

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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claspada

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

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Bolivian22

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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reefa

Virginia

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sjrodriguez

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

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Patches826

Massachusetts

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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%

A- poured into snifter a pitch black with three finger massive fine bubbled tan head. Completely opaque, not even a twinge of light gets through when held to the light.

S- nose is a deep and dark roasted malt and candy sweetness, with notes of raisin, molasses, chocolate, smothered in alcohol.

T- taste is a a deep dark amalgam of sweet malt and roasted smokiness... lots of molasses and bakers chocolate followed by some must and wet tarp, ends in a very hoppy bitter, I love a hoppy RIS.

M- nice and thick, syrupy with ample carbonation, as expected for the style.

O- overall one of my go to faves in the style, would never pass one up. This review is on a 2013, had a few fresh and saved this for a bit. It seems to have taken on a musty dampness to it, not terrible but makes me not feel bad for drinking them fresh..

08-12-2014 00:24:32 | More by MaineBrewing
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance- 2013 bottle cap. Pitch black with a slightly mocha head. One finger head poured with no angle.

Aroma- Big notes of sweet milk chocolate and some dark fruit and roasted aromas as well.

Taste- Not far off from the nose with big roast malts at the front followed by milk chocolate and slight bit of dark fruit. A little hoppy and dry as well.

Feel- As noted before this is a little dry, but pleasant and very drinkable. A slight warming is noticeable at the back end.

Overall- Great imperial stout with nice roasted malts and sweet chocolate balancing each other out. Only downfall to me is the roast/coffee malts linger at the end which I could do without. Definitely worth picking up again.

08-09-2014 04:42:52 | More by CTbrew32
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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,115 ratings.