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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

3,075 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,075
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 119
Gots: 445 | 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: 3,075 | Reviews: 616 | Display Reviews Only:
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Eindacor_DS

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2014 15:08:08 | More by Eindacor_DS
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TonyJ815

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-15-2014 14:42:01 | More by TonyJ815
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frothy_80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2014 12:08:32 | More by frothy_80
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bgramels

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2014 02:52:15 | More by bgramels
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caahare

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2014 19:41:51 | More by caahare
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-14-2014 06:39:06 | More by jnardone235
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-14-2014 02:38:01 | More by seangibbs60
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BennyThon

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2014 00:49:38 | More by BennyThon
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GFD400

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-14-2014 00:48:27 | More by GFD400
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Sokool

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-13-2014 15:13:52 | More by Sokool
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ColterKoch22

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-13-2014 14:58:41 | More by ColterKoch22
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nickleeye

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-13-2014 13:11:21 | More by nickleeye
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cody4prez

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -51.7%

01-13-2014 00:07:14 | More by cody4prez
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-12-2014 22:49:50 | More by Carpentiere
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Catlin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-12-2014 14:14:18 | More by Catlin
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark and oily tar black with a brown head that laces the snifter well.

The aroma is roasted, smokey and perhaps a bit meaty. Some alcohol lofts above the darkness.

In the taste, dark chocolates, charcoal, tobacco and a firm hoppyness. Not to boozy though very strong. There's a subtle note of dark fruit. Earthy, light herb, big malt. Right about what you would expect for the style with perhaps more emphasis on his than many. Quite good.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall this is a nice big stout from Sierra Nevada. Totally drinkable and something I would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 04:53:38 | More by Stinkypuss
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into chilled pint glass. Deep, dark, black color, with very thick tan head which dissipated to thin veil. Excellent, consistent lacing. Smell is incredibly rich aura of burnt/roasted chocolate malt and coffee/vanilla hints. Unfortunately, the palate was not quite as impressive (to me). A little too much dank hoppiness, with the result that the balance was out of kilter. Carbonation and mouthfeel was good, but I could not get past the uneven bite and apparent conflict between the hops and the flavors trying to compete. Maybe I had a bad bottle, or just need to let it sit and warm up a bit more. Willing to try again, as I love so much of what SN does.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:02:59 | More by JohnParadee
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JVoyager

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Arkansas

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,075 ratings.