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RATINGS: 1078   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
From a bottle into a glass. Notes of chocolate, malt and vanilla. Nice taste. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle as rail soda, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head on top. Aroma of coffee, nuts, dark sugar, caramel and even some old hops. Flavor is very sweet, strong alcoholic, some Port and wood influences. Long sweet aftertaste. Quite OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely complex Ris.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeKirk (8) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
My favorite everyday stout these days. Rich, tangy, strong and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (304) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Opaque black, caramel-coloured head quickly fades. Roasted barley nose. Slightly burnt treacle. Taste predominantly bitter. Mouthfeel quite slick. Negligible carbonation. Finish bitter and burnt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (557) - 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 (777) - 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 (39) - 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 (600) - 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 (4490) - 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.


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