Sierra Nevada Imperial Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by bifrost17, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Haven't seen any lately, but I've bought plenty here. Where'd it go???
  2. the Narwhal name has been confirmed with a label. check out BeerPulse for more info.
  3. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I havent had Fritz and Kens but from the reviews i read it sounds a bit like an non-ba version of abyss.
  4. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    There's some truth to that, though I think Abyss has a lot more licorice flavor, especially when fresh. Fritz and Ken's has almost a pretzel flavor, at least with two years of age on it.
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  5. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Awesome! Im even more excited for it now!

    Anyone think it will be like Bigfoot and be cellarable for ages?
  6. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    the big deal about fritz and ken's for me was the velvety mouthfeel. flavor is a nice balance of roasted malt and chocolate/coffee, very homey and good stout flavors.

    was my favorite of the 30th series (all of which i liked), and also i think it was better fresh (i drank my last bottle a couple months ago i believe). still have the grand cru and black barleywine aging though, both of which i think will have better aging results than the stout.
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  7. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Pushed back to October. Dang
  8. mikehblack

    mikehblack Savant (285) California Feb 10, 2010 Verified

    I really like the current state of Sierra Nevada. Hoptimum is great, can't wait for Narwhal, Bigfoot in bigger distribution will be awesome plus a BA version. Oh, and I quite enjoyed Ruthless Rye as well.
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  9. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Savant (345) New York Dec 23, 2010

  10. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Savant (430) North Carolina Jan 7, 2010 Verified

    The oatmeal stout was probably my favorite beer in beer camp this year. I'm sure this new stout will outdo beer camp,though.
  11. peteinSD

    peteinSD Savant (255) California Apr 25, 2010

  12. MrDanno96

    MrDanno96 Savant (370) Ohio Aug 26, 2009

    About time if you ask me. SN makes just about every style under the sun. I will be glad to drink an imperial stout made by them—especially if it tastes anything like the anniversary imperial stout they released a couple years ago.
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  13. chuckstout

    chuckstout Aficionado (245) Ohio May 22, 2006

    I love imperial stout, but not in the summer. I like a glass on a super cold winter night!
  14. luwak

    luwak Savant (395) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Verified

    this is great news. always wondered why SN didn't have a year round imp stout
  15. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Love the name! Can't wait to try this and BA bigfoot!
  16. PDXHops

    PDXHops Savant (485) South Carolina Nov 19, 2008

    "Sierra Nevada will ship a new imperial stout dubbed Narwhal this September."

    Even Sierra's not immune to the whales craze! But seriously, very much looking forward to this. If it's priced along the lines of Bigfoot, it's a no-brainer for a cellar experiment.
  17. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Savant (295) Ohio Jan 24, 2006

    If it's as good as the oatmeal stout in the Camp package, I'm in.
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  18. zappafrank

    zappafrank Aficionado (170) Ohio Sep 9, 2012

    FWIW, I really thought the Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout had no business being over 6% ABV. Really took away from the nice thick oatmeal stout characteristics.
  19. shand

    shand Advocate (705) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Verified

    I popped my Black Barleywine a few months ago and don't think it's going to be getting too much better than it is right now. I'd drink it before the end of the year for sure.
  20. It is drinking amazing right now. Ive got a few so im holding on to a few to see what happens, but yeah if i only had one it would be a tough decision right now, it may not get any better, but also i never thought it would be as good as it is now. Decisions decisions.
  21. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Advocate (610) Georgia Mar 8, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Excellent news! That 30th anniversary stout left me wanting more.
  22. zappafrank

    zappafrank Aficionado (170) Ohio Sep 9, 2012

    Yesterday at the pub SN had a delicious cask-conditioned Vanilla Bean Porter. I could drink about 1,000,000 of those. So good. Cask stouts and porters are the best!

    But they also had $8 onion rings. WTF? It was mainly dough and not even a whole onion. Never ordering those again.
  23. anyone have any updates on a more specific release date for Narwhal? I would be equally as interested in any updates on a release for a BA Bigfoot if that info is out there somewhere.
  24. chadb

    chadb Aficionado (120) Connecticut Nov 23, 2008

    October release for Narwhal. Each of the big three will have 4 months so should be beginning of 2013.
  25. That sucks this year I picked up a bottle for $2 ($12 a 6 pack) now they will be 2.50 a bottle. That is little disappointing especially since this is one of my all time favorites. For the price it was a steal now I'm not so sure.
  26. Stormfield

    Stormfield Savant (265) Massachusetts Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    Has anyone seen this in MA?
  27. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    I'm looking forward to this too and I'm not a big SN guy. Their 30th Anniversary Stout and Grand Cru (the oak-aged blend) were amazing, so if this is the recipe from the 30th Stout then it will be amazing.
  28. zappafrank

    zappafrank Aficionado (170) Ohio Sep 9, 2012

    Hasn't been bottled yet.
  29. I haven't been this excited for a Sierra Nevada release since...well...ever. For the love of Christ, get this shit in a bottle already and give us a date!
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  30. Stormfield

    Stormfield Savant (265) Massachusetts Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    I guess I was just a wee bit premature with my question.
  31. Haven't had a bad beer by SN, I'm sure this one wont disappoint!
  32. zappafrank

    zappafrank Aficionado (170) Ohio Sep 9, 2012

    Narwhal is currently in stores and is delicious!
  33. C'mon man....that's a little vague. lol
  34. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (600) California Aug 13, 2011 Verified

    I would love to see a picture or something. I have yet to see a picture or a box or a case or even a review of it anywhere. Sierra also usually makes a Facebook post showing them bottling it with an update on it's releasing.

    I'm guessing late October for this one, unfortunately.
  35. Hot damn! I assume it'll take a week or two to make it to San Diego. You hear that, liver? Your days are numbered.

  36. Great. Now if we could trouble a couple people to review it.
  37. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (805) Texas Apr 21, 2010 Subscriber

    Hope this hits Texas in the next month or so. I want it so so bad
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  39. thank you. never had a problem with it until that post for some reason.