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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 3,463
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 172
Gots: 577 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

snotster, Sunday at 10:13 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

T_Hass, Sunday at 04:37 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Deatherage, Sunday at 08:39 AM
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3.99/5  rDev -3.6%

Kind of like shamu doing the backstroke, I'd put this just a tick below "outstanding," status, but just barely. It's sumo status, but it's more like a featherweight sumo. A bit too light, a bit too lackluster... It has all those nice chocolate, toffee, rich notes that any player would like in a stout, but it's a bit thin and insipid.

Close, but, well, half of the cigar, I guess.

RaulMondesi, Sunday at 07:01 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bkwhoppa66, Sunday at 02:33 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

McBraniel, Sunday at 02:16 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +15.9%

Cycle69, Saturday at 11:01 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

JCarey, Saturday at 06:07 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Roasted coffee and chocolate. Sweet and dark. Easy drinker. Great stout.

SurferEric, Saturday at 09:34 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

Kingrat831, Saturday at 06:13 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Kyleschultz, Saturday at 03:15 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

MiWolfman, Saturday at 02:41 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -10.1%

NCStateAE, Saturday at 01:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Furley80, Saturday at 01:17 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

blabaer, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

hozersr, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

BraveMountie, Oct 17, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

IndianaAndy25, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Boverhof3, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottled on 07/31/14:

Pours black with a creamy brown head that has nice retention for the style/abv. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of rich chocolate, toffee, espresso beans and molasses.

The taste follows the nose. The sweet chocolate and toffee/caramel is balanced by a light-to-medium coffee roast. Alcohol is very well-integrated. It has a robust finish.

It is rich and full-bodied, but not too thick.

This is a wonderful, dangerously drinkable Imperial Stout! Very well-made and enjoyable!

jwc215, Oct 17, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +7.2%

LordCarnage, Oct 16, 2014
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,463 ratings.