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RATINGS: 1390   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hambon47 (1) - - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
I love Sierra but the taste is very high alcohol for the end result. Color is black. Taste is chocolate still like it. As my brother used to say Absurd yet Flacid ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma sweet, milk chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, some warming alcohol. Inviting. Pitch black colour. Taste is mostly sweet, chocolate, intensely roasted, some alcohol. Decent hoppy bitter base, which reveals itself in the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JerseyBrew (74) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Aroma is lacking unless you enjoy smelling high alcohols from bad brewing beer is way to thin for style and has zero malt complexity. How do you even let a beer like this leave the brewery? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Underdogs88 (324) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Chocolate, alcohol aroma. Appearance is jet black with a thick brown head with excellent retention. Chocolate and coffee notes. Balance is slightly towards the bitterness side. High alcohol flavor is prevalent. The mouthfeel is thin with a medium carbonation and a slight astringency. Overall, it's a poorly made imperial stout. The high alcohol flavor overwhelms the beer and it's way too thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, oats, roasted barley, molasses and dark coffee. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
12oz bottle. How had I not ticked this? Sleeping on the job. Black in color with a small brown head. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. Oops, that was their description, but it does apply. Molasses, dark chocolate, and sludge from the bottom of your coffee cup. Both aromatic and flavorful. Rather thick on the palate, par for the course. This is good but we’ve seen this jig played out before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Narwhal is fantastic. Nice black pour with thick creamy head. Not much on the nose, a little roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is roast, coffee, little chocolate, and a nice dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (73) - - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Great beer. I always stock up so I can have year round. Love the taste......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a brown head. Nice drinkable stout, lots of licorice and some chcholate and citrusy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (816) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours black and has a medium tan creamy head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and wood. Taste was coffee and semi-sweet chocolate forward. I also got some wood with a sweet and smokiness on the tongue. Quite good and was also in the mix a 6 section so I won’t complain. Def full bodied and filling.

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