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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,475 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,475
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 170
Gots: 583 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012)
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4.88/5  rDev +17.9%

cmbeddoe7997, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Smoky and sort of bourbon after notes.

mjsargent, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

c-rum, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

BobsledTM, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

JustinBrasel, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Chris_S, Sep 20, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

Jartw19, Sep 19, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Ngntjp, Sep 19, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Jdotswizz, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mabermud
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch brown. Beige, reluctant head that develops into a light halo.
S - Sweet lactose. Dark chocolate + sweet coffee.
T - Smooth, sweet coffee and milk chocolate.
F - It goes well with everything else.
O - Very nice. I will have it again.

mabermud, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Patlee3324, Sep 19, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

HugoSnyder, Sep 19, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

beerasaurusrex, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

AndybIPA, Sep 18, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

Tanktizzo, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ronricorossi, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Atw0921, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

epyon396, Sep 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

DerwinWentworth, Sep 17, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

WoodyHuffines, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Thin layer of khaki colored head which quickly dissipated. Deep black body. Sparkling off-white lacing.

S - Coffee grounds and chocolate syrup.

T - Sweetened, burnt coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Some earthiness in the middle. Finishes with numbing boozy heat. Very bitter dark chocolate and burnt coffee.

M - Low carb. Full bodied. Bitter finish helps to cut through any stickiness.

O - Bitter. Reminds me of sweetened Starbucks house blend with some booze. Could be better balanced, but the bitterness cuts down on the stickiness which made this more drinkable than other beers in the style.

AirBob, Sep 17, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +5.3%

hillind, Sep 17, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

Vintage 2013. From the snifter emits one of strongest black licorice scents in an RIS I've encountered.
Oohh, I'm gonna like this already. Comingled with the initial licorice are light scents of dark cherry and prune.
After the quickly dissipating head vanished, I started the swilling. The licorice continues with dark fruit and a touch of fine coffee
which all play nicely on the tongue long after a pull. My favorite attribute is the lack of char. Strangely this is bit thin for the style, but slightly. This minor lack of density does
give way to a bit greater drinkability. You can slug this baby down, then have another, then nite nite. Overall, this is quite worthy for the style, it's Sierra Nevada, and the
price is great as you'd expect. SN doing awesome things as usual.....

beerdedking, Sep 17, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

TheWiredDJ, Sep 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

JasonL02, Sep 16, 2014
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,475 ratings.