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RATINGS: 1284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
As with all of Sierra Nevada beers this is a great tasting beer. A bit too much coffee for me but apart from that very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2215) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a super dark black/brown with a light brown head. The smell is molasses, Dark roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate. The taste is dark fruit, dark roasted malt, chocolate ending dry with some alcohol burn. The body is medium with fine carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hereandbeer (14) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
A rather bitter wee number, plenty of alcohol in the aroma but it’s not so noticeable in the flavour. Lots of roasted flavours giving some dirty coffee notes. A little syrupy but relatively little body for such a strong beer. A satisfying strong, bitter stout (you will love it if you are looking for those three things).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedhawkFIN (55) - FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 355ml bottle@home (from Bierzwerg) - Dark beer with dark black brown color with minimal brownish head. Aroma has dark chocolate, raisins wih coffee and roasty malt. The taste sweetish with some medium bitterness and light sourness. Palate is almost full with sweetishky sticky texture and almost flat carbonation. Finish is dryishly bitter. This US Imperial Stout has been geared more towards malty sweetness instead of a more typical hop loaded Stouts of the new continent. Personally I like the more hop oriented ones but this is definitely still worth checking out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa and chocolate with caramel and raisin. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Follows aroma with some dark fruits and raisin. Great stout, I wish it was year round.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazymorton (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
caramel, toast, chocolate, earthy, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, now this is a stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 24, 2014
0.355 l bottle, thanks Petteri! Pitch black color. Soft roasty aroma with coffee, raisins. Soft roasty flavor with coffee, charcoal, raisins, nuts and restrained pine. Very harmonous, drinkable and complex beer. Surprisingly soft and delicate yet rich and extremely tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (399) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
12 fl oz bottle sample. Pours a thick, opaque black with a small to mid size mocha head. Aromas are strong black liquorice, wood, nuts, and burnt sugar. Tastes are roasty, some coffee, and a little alcohol. Big body, warming, oily, moderate carbonation, and a medium alcohol finish. Not a huge fan of imperial stouts but this one was pleasant. Did a decent job covering the massive 10.2% abc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. pours black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is thick, sweet, chocolate, and mild coffee. Bakers chocolate is coming through. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlover82 (225) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pitch black with beautiful tan head, leaving considerable lacing on the glass. This looks like an Imperial Stout all right. Very strong aromas of coffee, alcohol, chocolate etc. Very big on the alcohol. Roasted/toasted barley, cocoa and coffee beans hit the tongue. Very creamy, fairly big body, medium carbonation. As far as imperial stouts go, this stands among the finest.

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