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RATINGS: 1402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate, a hint of black licorice and some coffee. Taste is full bodied, flavors include toasted dark malts, Baker’s chocolate, vanilla and some leatherl. Finish is quite smooth with a chocolate and black licorice aftertaste with some vanilla and a hint of molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
355ml bottle, packaged 081715. Pitch black with two finger brown head leaving moderate lacing. Aroma is chocolate, milky coffee, some signs of oxidation, molasses and black bread. Taste also shows early signs of port like oxidation, chocolate, coffee, black bread, light passing liqorice and growing bitterness not unlike a high cocoa percentage chocolate with orange zest. Smooth yet filling mouthfeel with warming alcohol, light carbonation and mild roasted coffee and cocoa aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (491) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little beige head. Sweet cocoa and coffee aroma with coffee and cocoa taste. Chocolaty bitter after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle: Pours a near opaque with a thing tan head. Roasted aroma. Some chocolatey and toasted coconut notes. Soft oak in the background. Pretty fluffy texture; less slick than other Imperial Stouts. Flavor is a bit one dimensional. Some cocoa and roast, with an inky finish. Some dull oak notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (778) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2016
Draught. Pitch black with a fading creamy light beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark fruits, hint of honey. Taste is of rich dark chocolate, bitter coffee notes, some honey on the finish, liquorice, blackcurrant, toffee. Dense creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OliverJ1990 (8) - - JUL 18, 2016 does not count
Tastes very resinous- i.e. woody, black licorice, heavy malts. Has faint traces of walnut, oats, and whispers of baker’s cocoa and roasted coffee. Very impressive for a Stout. Best enjoyed in a chilled chalice glass (different than the Belgian Tulip glass). Toffee or Kettlecorn make good food pairings

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark brown/black color. Roasted malt, cacao, chocolate, coffee aromas. Sweet taste of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and molasses. Long, heavy finish with sweet flavors lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Sara, november 29th 2015. Black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, molasses, fruit. Taste is mildly boozy with chocolate and espresso, sweet fruits, warm and pleasing. Short bitter roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1711) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. A- Roasty, chocolate syrup. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Bitter, roasty, cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. O- Looks and smells good but the flavor is something weird. I can’t quite but a finger on it but it’s an odd bitterness. Can’t imagine this is normal because if so, it’s way overrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kolasni13 (4) - GREECE - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
2nd best imperial stout i ve tasted. This is one special beer Its on the sweet side of imperial stouts. Chocolate and caramel are noticed on the first sip. After that the alcohol shows up and from there on it unleashes all the ingredients. For this kind of beer this one goes down very easy

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