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RATINGS: 1376   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Strong and solid imperial stout. Well balanced aroma of coffee and Chico meet smooth and rich warming beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3997) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
After a few beers that weren’t what I was expecting I decided to crack open a bottle of Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal Imperial Stout. Clocking in at 10.2%, I’ve heard good things about this beer but it sold out last year. This year I acted fast and secured a bottle as soon as I saw it. A thick viscous black pour with a thin burnt orange head that quickly vanished. The aroma is umami, soy, soft cocoa that reminds me a bit of the Stone Smoked Porter. Full-bodied, slick mouthfeel this sucker is thick! Savoury notes up front, then roastiness followed by the alcohol burning down your throat & ending with bitter chocolate & coffee in the aftertaste. This is a really savoury beer, meaty, complex chocolate, roast notes and some dark bitter chocolate too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle at a homebrew meeting. Pours super dark with a thick creamy tan head. Nose of roasted malts. Tastes like it smells. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Super bowl at Will’s. This was very good, thick and black, hint of vanilla and espresso on the nose. More espresso and milk chocolate, smooth. Overall well done, if a bit nondeScript.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1651) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 Sample at a tasting. Dark brown body with a medium head. Nice roasted malt flavors, along with a distinct bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (817) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2013 bottle, poured into a sierra nevada small goblet, pours a rich baltic black, the head seems to rise out of no where, and conjurs to a thin rim round the glass with spotty lacing. Aroma is dry cocoa, dark coffee, baking chocolate, and a malt haven. Taste is very malt forwand, sweet coca, bold coffee, thick molasses, chocolate syrup, rasins, and slight figs. Mouth feel is dry, bitter, then a sweet aftertaste with the abv warming it up nicely. A full, rich, deep and satisfying brew here, glad i picked this one up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Härlig sammetslen Stout med härliga brända toner och en beska som lurar i bakgrunden. Mycket angenäm imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2013 bottling. Malt and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, coffee, and licorice flavors. Light mouthfeel. A slight dry and bitter finish. Amazing stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black colour with a brown medium-sized foamy head. Slightly molassy roast-malty aroma with notes of dried fruits, punch, chocolate and a tinge of alcohol. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roasty malt-character with dark chocolate, dried fruits and Port-vinous notes; balanced sweetness-bitterness ratio during the finish with a warming alcoholic strength. 20.I.14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ikigai (75) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Heavy malt and a bit bitter, chocolate and coffee flavors. Small head that disappeared quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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