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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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3,053 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,053
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 113
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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Ratings: 3,053 | Reviews: 616 | Display Reviews Only:
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-11-2014 06:29:03 | More by fgilbert2
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-11-2014 03:45:25 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Jirin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-11-2014 02:16:30 | More by Jirin
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Beejay

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark black with a massive full dark tan head.

S: Sweet dark chocolate, with toffee and notes of dried fruit. A little bit of earthiness in the finish.

T: The first taste is caramel sweet, with a touch of dried fruit. The sweet flavor is followed by dark chocolate and espresso, and the brew finishes out with a hit of bitter earthiness.

M: Fairly thick body, the carbonation is medium, the finish slightly drying and there is a lingering hop bitterness.

O: Overall I like this beer, but the finish is a little harsh for me.. The lingering bitterness doesn't quite round out the finish like I would like it to.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:41:46 | More by Beejay
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Imperial stouts are hard to come by in my neck of the woods, so when I saw this late in its season sitting on a shelf, I had to grab 2 four packs.

Pours a gorgeous deep coffee and molasses brown into a black body with a delicious looking 1.5 finger mocha colored head that quickly thins out to a fine film with great looking lacing. My wife is cooking nearby and the smell is still cutting through at the occasional moment, smells great, but not too powerful.

Rich, full bodied malt flavor with a bitter coffee finish. Nuts and coffee? Maybe a little - but this one's pretty much a massive malt monster - I'm loving this!

Thick, creamy mouthfeel, very nice. This is a top notch brew.

I will definitely be picking up a few of these every year and hanging on to a few from each batch!

Edit: Wow. 10.20%? VERY well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 00:58:53 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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Shoney_35

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-10-2014 22:27:40 | More by Shoney_35
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-MK-

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-10-2014 14:15:23 | More by -MK-
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-10-2014 00:13:22 | More by Goldndomer
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electtodefer

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-09-2014 01:24:04 | More by electtodefer
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-08-2014 07:55:20 | More by Sweffin
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goeke007

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-08-2014 04:25:30 | More by goeke007
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a viscous black. Thick head of dense brown bubbles. Moderately sticky lace.

Smells of milk chocolate, baking coco, cherry cordials, and roasted malt.

Big flavors of dark chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, figs, brandied cherries, and dark roasted coffee. Lactic sweetness, and smokey roasted malts. Bitter hop twang on the back end, with a slightly boozy finish.

Thick chewy mouthfeel. Leaves an oily feel on my tongue.

Overall and excellent Impy stout. Some nice complex flavors, especially as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:43:17 | More by Ieatlambfries
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Imperil dark stout which.i tried at the end of my night. Dark as night with a solid amont of head, brownish bubbles. Very chocolatly and malty this is. pretty descent brew dispute the fact that it's a Sierra Nevada product a good beer overall dark and 10.6 abv

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:05:44 | More by Ryanm1
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.8%

02-07-2014 03:02:18 | More by Wetenkamp
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-07-2014 01:05:42 | More by VonZipper
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NellyZ

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-06-2014 19:26:13 | More by NellyZ
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-06-2014 00:45:34 | More by jacewg
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BierJager89

California

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a short brown head.

S: A touch of coffee and roasted malt in a weak nose.

T: Dark chocolate up front, a touch of floral hop character, roasted malt follows, then coffee in the finish with a touch of citrous and floral hop character at the very end.

M: Full bodied and smooth. Great.

O: One of my favorites from Sierra Nevada. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:31:12 | More by BierJager89
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-05-2014 20:34:10 | More by ste5venla
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-05-2014 05:30:31 | More by fthegiants
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-04-2014 19:00:07 | More by SimonTja
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thomseye

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-04-2014 15:54:17 | More by thomseye
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Josh012012

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-03-2014 21:31:20 | More by Josh012012
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-03-2014 15:55:32 | More by jbhollis1180
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-03-2014 15:40:31 | More by JG-90
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,053 ratings.