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RATINGS: 1078   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Buddy: "Hi Mr. Narwhal!" Mr. Narwhal:"Good luck finding your Dad!" Buddy: "Thanks Mr. Narwhal." and that about sums it up on why I bought the four pack at beer world yesterday. To the rating! "SANTA! I KNOW HIM!" Baby....it’s cold outside.....time for some tasty impy stout done right.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
junon (410) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 19, 2013
BIIIIIIG, BLACK, and delicious. This is how the female bartender described it to me. I’ll have to agree.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2013) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle from SB. Pitch black with a huge brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, chocolate,coffee and citrus. Full body with a long, bitter sweet after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
From tap! Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate. Taste is the same with a nice toasty flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Overt molasses, brown sugar and high alcohol with a sweet cocoa background. Slight wheat as it warms. Opaque with brown highlights and deep brown head. Taste is rich chocolate with sweet malt finish. Slight alcohol warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1109) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Black color, nice brown head. Full roasty aroma, banana, some fruits, coffee. Full roasty body, coffee, banana, hops at the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thewade (311) - USA - DEC 16, 2013
2013 Narwhal is wonderful. Less boozy than the 2012. Drinks great fresh. Roasty and full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (256) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Picked up a few stouts this week..first up..SN Narwhal..12oz. Bottle poured into pint glass..dark brown color with 1 finger tan head..coffee, molasses aroma..dry, malty taste..not bad..have had better..alcohol well hidden for 10% abv..May buy again and age it for 6-12 months

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours black, opaque, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol. Some black coffee in the flavour, finish has a lot of licorice to it, some booze but not too much. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
Smak och doft av främst choklad och mörkt kaffe men också av rostade toner, torkad frukt och en aning vanilj. Krämig, rund, len och samtidigt frisk och med en lagom beska. Kraftfull och välbalanserad. Riktigt gott.


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