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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5943) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours black, with a short-lived dark tan head. Aroma is licorice, chocolate. Flavour is rich roast, coffee, chocolate.....with a strong tang of piney hops. Burned, ashed, slightly acidic notes... Alcohol is only evidenced by a slight back throat burn, and then after most of the bottle is gone. Most Impressive......nice bittering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1117) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a dark brown with an off white to brown lacing. Deep chocolate aroma with some serious citrus. Could almost be a double black ipa. Black licorice and booze.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle to snifter. Deep dark and dangerous. Roasted malt aroma. Forward hop presence.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Dark malts, spices, licorice aroma notes. Flavors are intense but alcohol warmth isnít too fierce. Finish is smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1680) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sweet chocolate and roast aroma, pours an opaque black with a nice dark tan head. Nice rich roasted flavor, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Nice long roasted finish, and an overall very good imperial stout. Iíll be grabbing some more to cellar and see how it holds up.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2960) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a rich black color with a finger of mocha colored foam. On the nose its full of roasted dark malt, burnt chocolate and hints of coffee. The palate is slick and dark ! Damn this is burnt coffee, deep darkest chocolate Ive ever had. Nice little touch of sweetness brightens it up and lingers into a licorice coffee finish. Nice Stout ! Gonna age a fourpack and see what happens .

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a solid black with a brown head and lacing. It has an aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and a small amount of hops. The flavor is toast, coffee, and hop bitterness up front with a great, smooth chocolate and malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Black, tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor of deep malt with very roasty, licorice. and tar-like impressions, dark bread crusts, burnt sugar, chocolate, coffee, a little bitterness and hint of American hops in finish. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delirium (651) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is roast malt, hint of chocolate, molasses, spice. Flavor is roast malt (approaching burnt-bitter), some molasses sweetness in the background, and notes of coffee, chocolate and hops. Dry, roasty and pine-hopped finish. Very good example of the robust, dry/bitter variety of west-coast Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Amazing head; less amazing lacing. Practically a pitch black appearance. Classic impy aroma of licorice, booze, coffee, and some dark chocolate, in that order. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, and booze. A little too acidic and boozy for this profile to compete with the best impies, but itís still a good one. Sierra Nevada never makes lousy stuff, after all...


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