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RATINGS: 1402   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2319) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Really nice. Pours very dark with a slight ruby tinge on the edges. Limited tan head and no lacing. Nose is raisin and roasted grain. Notes of raisin, earthy bitterness, espresso, some dark chocolate, roasted grain, and maybe a slight cherry in the background. Taste is heavy sweet and petty heavy bitter. Reasonably oily body with medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish and a long lasting bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, prunes, light spice, earthy notes, light raisins, and faint vanilla. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with chocolate, ash, light earthy notes, and faint dark fruit esters; dry roast finish. Full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6774) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, dried fruit, raisin, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, raisin, some chocolate, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Super black body with a glisten of mahogany at the bottom of the glass. A dollop of creamy espresso froth that dwindles to a bubbly crown. Retention is nice and leaves thick micro bubble lacing that sloshes around the edge. The melted Dutch chocolate ice cream like head never seems to leave. S: Rich roasty malts, bakers chocolate, burnt molasses, dark coffee beans, sawdust, sweet whisky mash, smoked grain and salted cashews. T/M: Sweet burnt molasses, milk and bitter chocolate, charred grains, dirty wood, spicy booze with earthy and pine resin hops in the background. Coffee, black pepper, and sweet figs round out the multitude of malty layers. Full creamy but oily body with spicy carbonation. O: A mystical adventure for your mouth. Super complex and ever changing this brew delivers amazing results. This is a beer of myth and legend that lives up to its magical name. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours super dark brown with ruby highlights, and a thick tan cap. Aroma of milk chocolate, nuts, a touch of vanilla, molasses, wood, and smoke. Taste is quite sweet but chased with a strong bitterness. Super smooth and long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jam095 (1) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Pours pitch black with beautiful mocha head the fades quickly. Mild aroma, with a slight alcohol nose. Low carbonation. Well balanced flavor. Expected alcohol presence. Excellent stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours a thick dark black as youd exect, with a very foamy tan head. Smellslike a bottle of matt ant booze. But the tase is all smooth and cocoa. On the whole it’s a fairly clean Imperial Stout that’s actually kind of one dimensional in taste but none the less very good. I’d be very interested to taste it on Oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Small single finger head. No carbonation. Very little lacing that disappears almost immediately. Black as used motor oil. Smells of alcohol, dark roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, and cocoa. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, burnt wood, and alcohol. Some alcohol burn on the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue. Good Stout, but not quite outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (599) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
Almost black. No head but medium carbonation and remaining laces. Chocolate aroma. Full bodied taste with coffee, chocolate, malt, licorice and little sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10624) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz bottle. 32352. From bierzwerg.de.
Black colour... do I need to add something... The aroma is incredibly pleasant with biscuits, chocolate, sweetness, cocoa, and a lot of maltiness. Wow! The flavour is roasted malt, dry liquorice, ash, dryness, bitterness, alcohol burn... wow, this is incredible. Anyone who can get this beer... please get it! Absolutely a treat.

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