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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

3,246 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,246
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 156
Gots: 507 | FT: 33
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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Photo of MartzMimic
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, dark black with a bubbly dark brown head that leaves quickly. Aroma of coffee, malt and plum. Big dark chocolate and coffee taste, along with touches of malt and alcohol. Mouth is thick, but incredibly smooth. This is a very nice stout.

MartzMimic, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

monkeybeerbelly, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

J-Bonestradamus, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mfl620ks, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Destroyinator, Mar 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

fleurdelou, Mar 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

RobertColianni, Mar 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

VTBrewHound, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

thethinker, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Pipelovejoy, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

salthemonster, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

army01, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Akshay, Mar 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Benlavin33, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Loco_Joe, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of ronniebruner
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the darkest stouts I have seen in a while. Beer pours a DARK black molasses color, making light impossible to penetrate this brew. The beer has a beautiful, smooth aroma, topped off with a nice amount of lace and head when poured into a glass. A slight hint of chocolate is abundant and the beer is extraordinarily smooth. Sierra Nevada never let me down and in my opinion it is a toss up between them and Widmer as the best American brewers. An absolute must have, so far the best new beer I've tried in the last 6 months or so.

ronniebruner, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Danmullens1, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Gregafree, Mar 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

osant37, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Sconi_tom, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of rjp217
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2013 edition bottle poured...

A - Solid black with a 1 finger brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Nice sticky lace retention

S - Milk chocolate, nuts, campfire

T - All kinds of chocolate, some smoke, oak, hops, caramel, boozy

M - Exceptionally soft and pillowy, medium body, low carbonation

O - An excellent, fairly easy to find RIS. It's big and boozy with a lot of complexity. I really like this one though it's just a step below that next level.

rjp217, Mar 13, 2014
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 3,246 ratings.