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RATINGS: 1073   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.2% and the year it was brewed. (2013) There is a short description of the beer as well. Appearance: It has a very dark black body which is completely opaque. From the slow pour I got a tall tan colored head that settles down fairly quick but makes tons of cool lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a mild character with some modest sweet and roasted maltiness. Taste / Palate: The mild aroma gives way to a big bold full bodied malty sweetness on the tongue. There are notes of caramel, toffee, molasses, and raisins. It’s 10.2% abv is noticeable but mellow and adds to its overall character. The palate feels smooth with light carbonation in this big heavy offering from Sierra Nevada. It finishes slowly with just a touch of earthy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (209) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Pours dark brown/blackish with beige head that does not last long aroma is sweet malt with coco notes taste is bitterish with light coffee tones and bitter sweet finish that lasts body is thick which is not surprising given the strength overall ok but iv,e tasted better sierra nevada ales

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, lots of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee, bitter and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle, 2013 edition. Black with a medium sized diminishing dark brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, warming alcohol, vanilla, pine and citrus hops, doughy yeast notes.. Medium body, oily/sticky texture, medium carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter. A bit hot from mid to finish leaving a bit of a stinging sensation on the gums. Drinks ok for the abv, but somewhat forgettable in the big black ocean of imperial stouts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iceman15658 (126) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a very deep brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is mainly smokey and nutty. Taste is a tad on the sweet side with a slight finish of dark roast coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
From a bottle into a glass. Notes of chocolate, malt and vanilla. Nice taste. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle as rail soda, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head on top. Aroma of coffee, nuts, dark sugar, caramel and even some old hops. Flavor is very sweet, strong alcoholic, some Port and wood influences. Long sweet aftertaste. Quite OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely complex Ris.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeKirk (8) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
My favorite everyday stout these days. Rich, tangy, strong and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Opaque black, caramel-coloured head quickly fades. Roasted barley nose. Slightly burnt treacle. Taste predominantly bitter. Mouthfeel quite slick. Negligible carbonation. Finish bitter and burnt.


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