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Brewed By: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 1450

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Brewed In: 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928, USA

ABV: 10.2%

IBU: 60

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Narwhal (2012)

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Dancing Dreamer profile pictureDancing Dreamer - February 13, 2016
Full disclosure: I used to be a huge stout fan but my tastes have changed, but felt like one tonight. This one is decent, good alongside my turkey chili but not sure I would enjoy it drinking it on its own. I like that it's not too bland, a tiny bit of hops come through, but the finish is a bit off for me. Maybe I'm just not into stouts anymore...
TheDanLovingood profile pictureTheDanLovingood - February 2, 2016
Espresso and an herbal flavor (licorice?). Not the best Narwhal, but not bad.
Da13omb profile pictureDa13omb - January 31, 2016
Good body but kind of fishy taste
Baldydoublechins profile pictureBaldydoublechins - January 31, 2016
Not the best imperial stout. profile - January 22, 2016
C+. Too much bitter astringency for me, stick to the barrel aged. In September 2018 tried the 2018 & 2014 side by side. Liked both, but the older was best for me and blended they were wonderful. Both rated an A.. Had the 2022 11-15-23 and rated it A-. 10.2% which can be smelled. Dark grain, chocolate and vanilla present
Isaeah.H profile pictureIsaeah.H - January 18, 2016
Personally this is one of the nastiest stouts ever. Disgusting
frontcup profile picturefrontcup - December 26, 2015
At NC brewery, sampler, 10.2%, wait a year and let things ferment more, ok stout
c5leather profile picturec5leather - December 14, 2015
Bitter and dull. Not so good
svenllr profile picturesvenllr - November 29, 2015
Upon the first step the first thing that comes to mind is the Deschutes Black Butte anniversary release. Without having one side-by-side it's hard to say if it tastes exactly like Deschutes but it really does seem like it is the same. Sierra Nevada does brew up in Chico which is fairly close to Bend, Oregon so knows maybe they are using the same water. Either way this is a fine beer to say the least. It is definitely smooth; it is definitely rich; it is definitely full of flavor and it is definitely very tasty. It is definitely going to be purchased. profile - November 19, 2015
Nice imperial. Heavy coffee and alcohol.
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