Narwhal Imperial Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
5,184 Ratings
Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malt-forward monster, highlighting the depths of malt flavor.

Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,398
Reviews:
976
Ratings:
5,184
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
1,492
Trade:
35
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 5,184 |  Reviews: 976
Photo of hcproff36
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got one bottle from Bine and Vine, San Diego.
Dark black with a good amount of white head. Beautiful.
Quite sweet at first, dark fruit, malty. Then the sweetness gradually gave in to the bitterness from the roasted malt and hop.
A full body brew, a strong sweet aftertaste that will last for quite sometime! A bit boozy though.

Beautifully made. Will love to have it again!

 374 characters

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gasp262
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brew-Ed
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting to see how this beer ages. Packaged Nov 29 2016, tried January 20th 2018. Long past the prime hop profile I'm sure. Still very good overall. Smell and taste of red wine. Obvious prune/cherry candy taste and slight chocolate taste too. On the lookout for a fresh one.

 278 characters

Photo of -steve-
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sirnickatnite
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Scooter131313
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afinepilsner
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryften
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of burk1982
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NicolasBird
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark and slightly thick black, 1/2 finger head. Smells like coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel and dare I say, I don't know if it's this batch I've had or the fact that I had an Old Rasputin right before this, I smell cherry cough syrup in the slightest way (and a good way?)... Weird huh? But look for it and maybe you'll see it too, maybe my senses are off right now. Tastes fantastic as always. Big and bold, rich and sweet with a small bitter bite at the end. Tasting the cocoa taste first and the coffee follows. Fairly carbonated and not too thick on the mouth despite the thickness of the pour. This is always a great beer and every year I've had it in the past four or five winters it has been faintly different than the last.

 744 characters

Photo of Electros
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,184 ratings