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RATINGS: 1395   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours murky black color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, raisins, and coffee. Big roasted malt flavor with bakers cocoa, dark roast coffee. Lots of dark roasty flavors. Some dark dried fruit flavors in the middle and finishing with a coffee and bakers cocoa bitterness. Some booziness. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1198) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a dark black with dark brown head. A faint aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste has a mix of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, and light chocolate. A slight dry aftertaste from the malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - JAN 3, 2015
On tap at Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, UK. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, sweet. Full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget. Near black, small head. Treacle and notes of licorice up front. Fairly sweet with medium-full body and rounded, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Molasses and caramel, syrup and coffee. Heavy and quite unrefined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Deep space black, large closely packed dark beige head. Aromas of cocoa, raisins and bread. Thick and luxurious with a hint of the booze. Tasting burnt toast, malty bready, with a slight ashiness. exemplary .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Ink black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is burnt, dark roasty, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses. Hoppiness to keep balance. Flavor follows. Strong Bittersweet. Pleasant alcohol warmth. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (812) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
chocolate, cocoa, a little coffee, lots of malt. rich, bold, smooth, velvety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Cask at Cask Days in Toronto, served in a mason jar. Pours black with a large, rocky tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has huge roasted malts and coffee, along with molasses, vanilla and chocolate. The flavour is medium sweet with chocolate and molasses combined iwth vanilla, toasted malts and herbal earthy hops. The finish is long and somewhat bitter with coffee, roasted malts and subtle hops. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, a great imperial stout with elegant malts. 2014-10-24

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jspronck (157) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Black with creamy tan head, malty (coffee, ripe fruit) and spice aromas . Creamy texture, medium sweetness, dry and slightly bitter dark-chocolate finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craft_beerd_ia (1) - Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
One of my favorites from SN. Look forward to the release each year. Great price point. Not as boozy as last years fresh release. Drinks well now or with a little age.

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