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RATINGS: 1073   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (525) - SPAIN - JUN 4, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en en Tokyo, Japon. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, cafe, ligeramente a alcohol, muy ligeramente amargo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (774) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Bière d’ébène, opaque et où flotte une fine écume tenant bien au verre. Des arômes envoûtants de cacao, cerises, café et de poussière. Elle est moyennement amère et très peu sucrée. Elle est crémeuse, de corps robuste, moyennement effervescente et se termine dans une longue amertume et des arômes bien ronds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luser2000 (37) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2014
Jó kis Amcsi stout, szívesen ittam, adta magát. Érdemes megkóstolni a műfaj kedvelőinek!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Black, rapidly dissipating burnt orange head; aroma is liquer coffee, dark fruit and roast malt; perhaps some oak and vanilla too; taste is smooth coffee, soft roast malt, sweet treacle, a touch of vanilla, very ripe summer fruits (plums especially); builds to a spicy, warming finish; complex and lovely; I had a whale of a time drinking this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
2/V/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ ThirstyBird’s place - 2013 vintage (2014-470) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!

Dark brown to black beer, creamy beige small head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, bit sweet, mocha, some coffee, caramel, bit dusty, sweet, hint of dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body., smooth silky texture Taste: little sourish, some citrus, sweet caramel, ripe banana, dark chocolate, mocha, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, mocha, quite some alcohol, banana, fudge, hoppy, coffee, dry ending, little soapy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (189) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 18, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of coffee and chocolae, with some roasted. tate was pretty much the same, with some alcohol added, and maybe some dark fruits.. Bittersweet aftertaste, sticky and long. Full body with low to medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4546) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
nice sweet burnt malty aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, soft carbonation, burnt dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1728) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is dark fruits, roasted coffee, chocolate and a little coal. Full bodied and creamy. Excellent beer.

3.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1483) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 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.


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