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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 60
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Super dark walnut black body, can't see even up to the collar head. Tan collar with thin bubbles and very opaque.

Classic bourbon barrel nose. Lost of soft vanilla, sweet caramel, and sense of oak depth. There is no heat coming off of this at all.

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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.