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RATINGS: 1112   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, molasses, dark fruits, pine, ash, charcoal, slightly smoky, med body, dry bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (937) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a Pitch black with a foamy one finger tan head, which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers coco, espresso coffee, some molasses, and some dark fruits. Taste is of roasted malts, bakers cocoa, dark roasted coffee, molasses, some dark fruits, some citrus hops, and a little booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a thick, creamy mouthfeel and bitter, long, slightly hot finish. overall, a pretty nice Imp. stout that is a great bang for the buck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a thick dark brown color with a half finger thick tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dark esters, and chocolate. Finish is bitter and slightly roasty. Full body. A very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a dark syruppy brown-black with a nice thin tan head. Aroma is rich and spicy. Dark caramel and licorice aromas. Flavor is rich and strong. Dark roasted malty sweetness. Bold dark coffee flavor, but with a good sweet backbone. Very good. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Tap at big bay. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate caramel scent. Tastes of chocolate with slight coffee bitter finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2012 vintage, bottled October 12, 2012. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass. A - Pours a dark black body with two finger mocha/red head. Settles into some thin edging. Solid amount of lacing and retention but nothing too impressive. S - Roasted malt, coffee beans, cocoa powder and anise. Incredibly balanced. Just a great aroma. T - Roasted malts lead into that signature SN grapefruit and pine hop profile. Finishes with bitter coffee beans and smooth milk chocolate. Just a touch of anise. M - Smooth and creamy with nice carbonation. O - This beer gets everything right, even as a fresh beer. Plus its SN so its at an amazing price and distribution. It seems less hoppy and intense than the the 30th Anny stout, but I really like this beer a lot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Absolutely loved this. This is really like a slightly less-complex bodied version of Old Rasputin but with a bit more kick, in the body and afterwards. And isn’t too thick. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Black color, with a good brown head. Roasty bitter chocolate flavor. Good lace. Light coffee. Big body, light carbonation. Roasty, lightly charred aftertaste. A tasty, well-done imperial stout, at a reasonable price. Who can complain?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla, black licorice, a bit of earthy, and a touch of booze. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, vanilla, and a bit of black licorice. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some earthy hops and touch of molasses. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, a touch of dark fruit, and bit of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate-minus carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Very drinkable. Incredibly smooth for how big it is with great overall balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little chocolate head and an aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Flavor is super roasty meld of peaty chocolate malt & coffee and finished a bit grainy and sweet. Really solid beer all around, no sign of the 10% ABV

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