Narwhal Imperial Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Narwhal Imperial StoutNarwhal Imperial Stout

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-14-2012

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Great beer, I like Old Rasputin a little more, but these are incredibly close in flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a large frothy tan head. The head dissipates into a thin film that is quickly revived with a swirl of the glass. Aroma is great, comprising of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor follows suit and adds a sweetness and bitterness into the mix. Thick texture and chewy. Full bodied yet incredibly smooth and drinkable for the high ABV. Great imperial stout that I probably would not go out of my way to seek out but would enjoy anytime.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Body is a dark brown nearly black hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy tan head. It fades to a thin collar and no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Pretty typical for an IRS. Chocolate, anise, a little bit of alcohol.

T- A lot like the nose but with roasted malt bitterness at the finish.

M- Medium to high carbonation, thick, heavy body.

O- Overall this is a pretty good imperial stout. Pretty typical for an imperial stout. Chocolate, anise, booze, roasted malt bitterness.

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Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,055 ratings.
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