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RATINGS: 1385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (341) - - JAN 4, 2013
Jet black color with nose of chocolate and coffee. Velvety texture with a heavy roasted malt taste with a bite of hop bitterness. Minor alcohol on finish. Easy drinking impy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Poured pitch black into generic snifter with small brown head. Aroma is roasty chocolate, and more roasted chocolate. Flavor follows with bittersweet chocolate and a very nice roasted finish. Extremely smooth with just the right carbonation. Thick but easy drinking. Like velvet. I would compare this closely with Oaked Yeti, with less sweetness and more bittersweet. This is a phenomenal brew feom SN. Easily rank this above some of the more hyped impies. I really can’t find anything wrong with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1461) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a near black with light tan foamy head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and black licorice. Taste is sweet with caramel notes giving way to a bitter peppery finish. Robust and filling. Couldn't have more than one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Coffee and roast aroma with toffee. Coffee and roast flavor with toffee and light chocolate. Fuller bodied. Coffee and roast lingers with rech malt and toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2013
This beer is so thick I’m fairly certain that no odors can escape it’s liquid embrace. But the taste is amazing, with some serious chocolate and roastyness throughout. The finish is thick with low bitter hops that offset the sweet malts. Great Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with small tan head, aroma brings notes of nice cocoa powder, coffee, roast, alcohol and maraschino cherry. Taste is very sweet with prune juice overtones. Very soon the coffee and dark chocolate tastes kick in followed by some alcohol burn and some floral bitterness. The taste is very promising but rough. I have two bottles left from the four-pack and these are definitely going to be stored for a couple years. The palate is perfect with medium carbonation and chewy texture. Full body. Overall it is good, but as I mentioned, it should get smoother with some age. I very nice beer in light of the price. Once again, SN gets props for staying true to their micro-brew heritage.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (712) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Metro Liquor; thin brown head, malty and boozy. Palate is dry and sticky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours an oily opaque black with a spotty-lacing froth of dark beige head. Has a rich, sweet roasty dark malty nose with some dark fruits and a healthy dose of piny hops. Starts with a chewy viscosity with fine, well-dissolved carbonation and sweet dark chocolate and plum notes with a nice balance of fresh resiny hops and crisp bitterness before a smooth mocha finish. Has good balance and complexity throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2152) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
pours black with a small brown head, and good lacing. smell is of cocoa and some coffee. taste is of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, some hops, and just a touch of licorice. ends dry and slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
It poured a black color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of roasted malts and coffee with a touch of dark fruits. The taste was rich with coffee up front and then some cocoa with a finish of plums and figs. Very good.


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