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RATINGS: 1078   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come.

Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Magnum, Challenger
Malts: Two Row Pale, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: October, 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1510) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at Common Table Dallas. Big huge tan head sitting on a dark black base. Sweet chocolate malty nose. Taste is the same with a very light nitro type body. Bitter and dry on the end and very full flavored. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Spicy chokolatl, orangepeel aroma. Black, brown layer. Spicy flavour, cinnamon, cardemom, cocoa, light citrus. Mellow mouthfeel, sparkly, surprisingly light body. Cocoa aftertaste. Well balanced, but needs more bacon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3903) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Sticky big chocolate stout with nice roast build and super bitter. Really well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a 4 pack bought at Whole Foods P Street. Pours a viscous black with a smallish dark tan frothy dense head. Nose and flavor are rife with bitter dark chocolate and espresso roast, cacao nib, and hints of vanilla and almond sweetness. The roasty char character is gorgeous, a bit reminiscent of Expedition. Rich and lush on the palate. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Fred Meyer. Pours dark brown with dark tan foam. Smells roasty with hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and sweetness. Feels nice and thick and tastes more bitter than expected with hints of java, but the taste falls a little flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
black pour with a thick khaki head that fades fast. nose is huge with coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol, cocoa, and sweet. nice on the palate, slapped with bitter chocolate, followed by alcohol,light coffee, and a creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Almost black in color with a nice khaki head. Very strong roasted malt and coffee notes. A bit of burnt sugar, some licorice, molasses, earthy hops, and a strong cocoa character. Surprisingly bitter with a heavy roast, coffee, and hop flavor profile. Tons of dark chocolate, molasses, and only a mild toffee sweetness. Some earthy tons, licorice, and a hint of alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Very enjoyable imperial stout. Very noticeable cocoa and espresso flavors along with a bitter aftertaste that lingers for quite a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours viscous black with tan head. Not as much aroma as I was expecting, notes of baking cocoa and dark roast. Flavor is malty, bitter sweet, aggressive dark roast, bitter chocolate, hints of molasses. Heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Overall, nice big brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours an inky black with an espresso head. This has a big cocoa powder taste to me followed by honey and then some bitterness. But not hop bitterness, more dark chocolate. Doesn’t show the alcohol at all. Glad it is only 12oz too.

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