Narwhal Imperial Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
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5,177 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:
#1,382
Reviews:
974
Ratings:
5,177
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
1,492
Trade:
35
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Ratings: 5,177 |  Reviews: 974
Photo of Andrew041180
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.

A: Opaque black.

S: Roasty malt, brown sugar.

T: Lots of bitterness overwhelmed anything else for me on the first sip.

O: I tried to make it through this with small sips, but the bitterness was too much. The alcohol was very well hidden. This was a drain pour.

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Photo of LutherBrau
4.37/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of mjsargent
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Smoky and sort of bourbon after notes.

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Photo of c-rum
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BobsledTM
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JustinBrasel
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mabermud
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch brown. Beige, reluctant head that develops into a light halo.
S - Sweet lactose. Dark chocolate + sweet coffee.
T - Smooth, sweet coffee and milk chocolate.
F - It goes well with everything else.
O - Very nice. I will have it again.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of HugoSnyder
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,177 ratings
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