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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

On draft at Chuck's 85th St. Thin, meager head, with some lace as you drink. Very dark, inky, opaque. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, raisins, fig, molasses, some herbal notes from the hops. Sips bitter, a bit green, then sweet malt into the finish. Some hot alcohol flash, drinks thick, finishes medium. Overall very good, could be exceptional with some more aging on it.

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of GaToWyo
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

a: a deep, dark, thick black. kinda viscous. solid 2 finger tan head. looks like you could rest a coin on there

s: a nice rich blend of caramel malts, toffee, smooth roasted malts, sweet chocolate, hint of black licorice, brown sugar, molasses, some sticky syrup

t: heavy tasting. alcohol right off the bat. brown sugar & molasses. more alcohol. toasted malts, milk chocolate, some hops in here. hint of root beer, more alcohol

m: its definitely on the fuller side. sticky. this is a sipper for sure. not much carbonation - but its the perfect level

o: this needs to sit for a few years or months me thinks. i can taste a real nice base beer in here, theres just a lot of alcohol in the flavor right now. as it sits in the glass for a bit, those flavors do shine through. its a nice beer, that will be made better as the alcohol flavor dies off

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A. Very aggressive poor into a 36oz mug, 4 inches of tan/brown head that dissipates to 2 ½ inches. The dance of the bubbles in the black sludge looks delicious. No carbonation. Color is black with hints of brown.
S. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol.
T. Sweet, metallic, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. After taste of grilled chocolate and nutty.
M. Slightly carbonated, milky, syrup, watery.
O. Slightly below average for an RIS. Alcohol is very evident and slightly over powering. But still good, give it a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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