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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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1315) - - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Black with a big tan head. Aroma is piney hops and roasted barley. Taste is cocoa, piney and citrusy hops, a hint of coffee and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Nice complex stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1011) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours nearly black with a fluffy medium brown head. Nose is alcohol, chocolate, molasses, raisins. Flavor is really very nice. Chocolate and roast, naturally, but a little bit of a salty, briny character as well. Has a little bite to it, which sets it apart from a lot of imperials. Very well done!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (390) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
12 FL. OZ. (33 cl), flaske, årgang 2012, købt i SuperBest i Rotunden, Hellerup, 27. september 2013. Sort "lækker" olie-agtig Imperial Stout med flygtigt, minimalt moccafarvet skum. Aromaen er ikke kraftig, men lidt duft af skovbund, noget syrligt, og noget tredie umiskendeligt. Skøn lækker "halv-cremet" mundfylde med meget fint afstemt kulsyreindhold. Smagen: Starter let syrligt, går over i salt og bitterhed, men med sødmen som det rare tæppe nedenunder. En klar og kendetegnende bitterhed, som aldrig bliver for meget. Lang lækker-bitter eftersmag. En øl i topklasse! Stout, når det ikke bliver for sødt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Black with a tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some light cocoa. Similar taste. Smooth with a nice creamy mouthfeel. The finish was on the dry side and bitter. A great one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is boozy and malty. The taste is chocolate, booze and malts. The important bit is that it’s all so well balanced. For the abv, this is phenomenal. Very highly recommended. 10.2% alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours near black with a trim espresso head. Aroma has chocolate, some caramel, molasses and some resin. Taste is sweet with hop bitterness balancing it out. Its sweeter and less hoppy than I’d expect from SN, but you get the bitterness/roast at the end. Creamy/slick body. Pretty good stuff. I wouldn’t have guessed the ABV was over 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (401) - - SEP 23, 2013
From a 12oz bottle. Pours a really dark brown with caramel colored head. Aroma hints of coming maltiness and cocoa. Tastes of (are you sitting down?) malt and cocoa in a very nice collaboration. Another nice beer that will be enjoyed in front of a fire this coming winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours black with half a finger of head. Lots of roasted malt in the aroma as well as chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Coats the mouth, the taste follows the aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours black. Tan, finger head. Smell coco, vanilla, bit of coffee. Thick, full bodied. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (999) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2013
The color of this beer is an opaque black color with a medium brown head, and the aroma, although light, smells like roasted malts with a hint of coffee. The taste combines a quite umami character with a slight sweetness and a touch of bitterness, and the palate combines a full body, long smokey finish, oily texture, and a soft carbonation.


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