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RATINGS: 1082   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Excellent nose with a hint of fruit over the rumble of roasted malt. In you face beer with loads of cocoa, coffee and caramel in the mouth. Long finish with a pleasing and intense bitterness closing in quite astringent pepper and spice. A very up front beer, full of flavour!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle from Super Best, Hellerup. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hops, dark dried fruit and licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
pretty amazing beer. probably the most full-bodied beer i’ve seen so far. The body is black as night with a dark brown head. aromas are fruity then piney, then as it opens up reveals more of the coffee honey maltiness.. taste is bitter- hoppy up front then long malts and a bit more bitterness on the back of the palate. i think the bitterness has a ’cleansing’ effect that makes the beer kind of, fall short. the flavours don’t linger.. i don’t love this beer but it is majorly impressive. i’d like to age one for a few years

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sugar, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, sugar, hop, molasses. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, sugar, hop, licorice, molasses, nuts, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
35,5 cl. bottle. Best by? 2012 edition. Rated 27.4.2013. Black w/generous light brown head. Intense, roasted, bitter, full-bodied and superbly balanced. Finishes powerfully w/coffee, dark chocolate and a firm hop attack. A beautiful and intense beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5855) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours picth black with a fading light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, hops. Flavor is richs roasted malts, hard roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, licorice, plums, figs, light boozy. Medium body, lively carbonation, warming alcoholic finish wich is quite bitter aswell. 260413

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
260413. Bottle at home. Pours oily black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla. Nice oily texture. Very very nice. Not Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
This one poured a deep dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malt, dark chcoolate, heavy smoke, and light metals. Flavor was ashy and smokey, followed by a light dark chocolate sweetness and dark roasted malts. Light alcohol and metal in the finish. Pretty solid IMpy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size long-lasting frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, coffee and some hops. Roasty flavour with roasted malt and roasted coffee along with molasses, hops, honey and a big roasty bitter finish. Lots going on here. Alcohol is there but not 10.2%, it’s fairly well hidden, Medium bodied. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. A well-made, really enjoyable Impy Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1138) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
Genomsvart öl med brunt skum. Doftar kaffe, malt och kakao. Bra balans i smaken mellan malt- och alkoholsötma å ena sidan och bittrare rostade och kakaotoner.


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