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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevadaís High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold Ė with notes of bakerís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbarino2000 (89) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
The second this hits your mouth you know something robust is in your glass. A powerful stout. I should probably just stick to one of these per sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Dark black, thick tan head. Nice bog dark roasty malt and huge chocolate flavor. Nice big Imperial Stout. Love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Very dark and bitter beer. Smell of chocolate with a nice foamy head. Pours thick witha bitter tey smooth taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3439) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Black oily pour with a fleeting mocha head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, almost burnt - similar to the aroma of coffee roasting. The flavor is much different in this Imperial Stout. The flavor is dominated by dark roast malts and a fair amount of hop bitterness. If you donít care for sweet imperial stouts seek this one out. Not really my kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine and More in Sacramento. The aroma on this has a nice sweetness, with underlying chocolate notes. Not too sweet, though. There is underlying roastiness present, with a little anise, too. Opaque black body with a medium, rather quickly dissipating light brown head. Fair lacing. Starts silky and smooth, before this delivers moderate roastiness in the middle with hints of cocoa and coffee. Finishes slightly sweet with a touch of anise. A little undercarbonated, but I would prefer that to overcarbonation. A very silky beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours a nice dark color with minimal tan head that doesnít last too long. Aroma is sweet, toasty, roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is initially bittersweet with heavy notes of coffee and orasted malt with subtle notes of chocolate. Finishes with a nice dry bitter alcoholic finish that is clean. Medium body with light-medium carbonation. Overall this is a delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2211) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pitch black with minimal head. Smell is strong roasted and caramel malt. Rich and nice. Tastes is bold, chocolate and coffee. Balanced though. Thick texture with low carbonation and heavy body. Really hits the spot for an RIS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10544) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Light ash, coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Black with small brown head. Sweet dark chocolate/caramel malt and strongly bitter herbal hops flavor. Lighter body for the style. Iíll give it this - can easily finish the bottle and donít have to stand in line 4+ hours to get it. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (867) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours jet black with about half a finger of creamy, brown head. The aroma is coffee and anise and big malt, and the flavor is comparable to Old Rasputin or even the vaunted Ten Fidy stout. Thereís smooth chocolate tones from top to bottom and a bitter finish. Very rich, very strong. Youíre not gonna find a better stout than this at the price, and it holds up well against far more expensive beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2012
First rating in Years! Pours a rich brown almost black with a very small head and no lacing. Faint coffee aroma. Very delicate mouthfeel. Almost can't tell this is 10.2%! Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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