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RATINGS: 1318   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneakychi (66) - - FEB 19, 2014
Ap: Black, small beige creamy head. Ar: rather sweet, some vanilla, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Hints of black currant. Some alcohol as it gets warmer. Nice! T: medium to high bitterness, roastyness, some acidity from roasted malt. P: full bodied not especially round mouthfell but rather sharp fizzy like feeling in the tounge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
2013 vintage. pours very dark brown with a small yet persistent creamy beige head showing some nice lacing patterns. burnt malts - overdone, strong coffee, smokiness, lots of blackberries along with roasted-like acidity, very ashy and almost powdery ashes, resin, molasses with their minerals, earthy. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily but not cloying, harsh resinous-bitter-coffee-mineral finish. boozy. not what i’m seeking for in a ris. DP.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle in a snifter. Pours a dark brown color with a slight ruby tint. There is basically no head. Aroma is roast, sweetness, and a very light hint of citrusy hops. It’s a nice scent, but not very strong or complex. Taste is very similar to the aroma, but there is also a tad bit of coffee at the back end. The mouth is a tad bit crisper than I expected. Overall, it’s pretty good, but it’s not FIS good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHult (461) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic. Svart/rödbrun vätska Med beige-brunt skum. Doftar som rökt korv. Smakar bittert kaffe och choklad. En riktigt god stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2034) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - black with a slim brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast malts, coffee, molasses. Intense and complex indeed on the flavour front, roasted, malty, chocolate, salty, meaty, some late bitterness. Full bodied, excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (360) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Systemet, 2013 vintage. Pours dark as sin. A firm brown rich head. Heavily roasted aroma. Sweet cocoa and darkroasted coffee (Zoega). Very nice imp stout. Somewhat like a good swedishtype porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - FEB 13, 2014
Nesten helt svart med tykt brunt skum. Lukter sjokolade, kaffe og alkohol samtidig litt syrlig. Smaker omtrent som den lukter. Lite kullsyre, mye bitterhet. Fyldig og kremaktig munnfølelse, lang varm og bitter ettersmak. Man kjenner også alkoholstyrken godt...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1811) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
Sort, lillebitte lysebrunt skum. Mørk, bitter chokolade, kaffe. Endnu kraftigere i smagen, kraftig bittersødme, prikkende carb. Stor fylde, dybde. Vinøs alkohol i eftersmag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2014
I was surprised by a lack of head, the big bitterness up front, the lovely malt middle and then the dry finish. I also picked out some fruits in this. I may have been making that up though. Not spectacular enough for me to do a virtual high five with you, but I’d tip my glass in your direction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (981) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Svart öl med tätt, mörk brunt skum. Doft: Söt frukt sallad, vanilj, choklad, mildsöt lakrits, alkohol, tort trä. Smak: Dadlar, kaffe, kakao, cola, fruktsoda.

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