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RATINGS: 1317   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (762) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2014
Black pour with a thick tan head which settles down and sits as a nice 1/2 cm head. Chocolate, cola, roast, coffee aromas. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, roasty, thick oily body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefederalist (300) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark dark with a minimal head and minimal lacing. Flavor is sweet and bitter. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and cough medicine. Thick thick mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Good effort SN, now go back to making IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (435) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours black with a thin caramel head that leaves very little lacing in the glass. Aroma is a tad sweet with notes of dark chocolate and malt. Medium carbonation in the mouth but the taste s fabulous, with a bit of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. This is so good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice impy. Thick black pour. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. The taste has a pleasant bitter finish to a sweeter start. Again, real rich cocoa and espresso flavors. A little smack of vanilla. Lightish body for an imperial stout that made for a nice sipper. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7872) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Excellent! Pleasant surprise when i saw this in a 4-pack when I had assumed I’d be plunking down $8 for a big bottle. Big roasted malts on the nose, with some evergreen hops, dark fruit, cocoa, and coffee. Flavor much the same after a big but very very smooth mouthfeel. 4.1-42 on this one - I’ll start low but may up my score with a bottle to myself. Yet another hit for Sierra Nevada!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (434) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (12oz. $9/4 pack): pours black with small darkish head. Mediumlus body. Pretty sweet. Cocoa taste.pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmericanHobo (69) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Dark as dark can be nice stout aroma on pouring. Taste is heavy with roasted coffee flavor and hints of dark chocolate. Bold flavor on the palate. Finish is very chewy malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee and bold chocolate. Rich chocolate with a coffee backbone. Full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Mild, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarkAg86 (10) - Conroe, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A very complex stout. A serious beer with hints of cocoa but not overly chocolaty. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1567) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Dark oil black. Thick tan head. Coffee. hot. Not sure what to make of this. More alcohol taste than anything else.

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