Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This deliciously dark treat is our bold Narwhal Imperial Stout aged in oak Kentucky bourbon barrels. Black as midnight, this intense stout is incredibly complex with notes of dark chocolate, rich roasted grains, and espresso seamlessly blended with hints of vanilla and toasted coconut with a slight touch of honey from aging in the oak spirit casks. Nearly as rare as its nautical namesake, try it out while you can because, like the creature itself, it will disappear into the blackness soon and leave nary a trace behind.

Additional Info:
Narwhal was aged for 8 months in fresh bourbon barrels (a combination of Willett single barrel, Heaven Hill and various Beam brands).

ABV: 12.9
IBU’s: 62
Bittering Hops: Challenger
Malts: Two-row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa III, Roasted Barley

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#451
Reviews:
289
Ratings:
1,876
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Dark fruits chocolate slight barrel flavor drinking smooth at 12% abv. I am for sure going to get another bottle...

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I am early in my appreciation of such things but I believe this to my benchmark from which the rest will be measured. Big fan of the espresso impressions!

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L: Black with a nice finger of brown head. Light lacing as you drink.
S: Bourbon chocolate oak coconut vanilla
T: Chocolate bourbon oak roasted malt
F: Full bodied imperial stout
O: This can hang with the best barrel aged imperial stouts. Great beer.

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This is exaclty what i thought it would be, nothing short of amazing.

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Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,876 ratings