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RATINGS: 1258   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Sampler at the brewpub in Chico. Very solid brew. Quite impressive. Wow!! Good thing they bottle it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PlinyTheOlder (5) - - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
Wonderful experience in every way. Great pour and color. In the same category as Dragon Milk and Expedition Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1552) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at Beauchief Cellars, Sheffield - Pours a lovely jet black, almost tar like, with a lasting beige head. The nose is a big hit of liquorice, coffee, black fruits, smoky yet sweet. The palate is a bit cloying, but you let that go once you let the tastes swim in. Excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1743) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Black with medium tan head. A: weak, with roasted malt and citrus notes. T: bitter, biting malt, ash, coffee grounds. Tad boozy. Not as good as advertised/expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (493) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
The silky mouthfeel reminds me of the crushed black velvet of an Elvis painting...outstanding and enough alone to love this beer. But there’s also the complex yet balanced blackness of the liquid as it caresses your mouth, throat, and ultimately your mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (423) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap. Dark with minimal head. Kind of flat. Not too much roasted flavor, but the alcohol tastes and flavors were very apparent. Not bad, but not the finest example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (814) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours black with heavy lacing. Very syrupy. Aroma of raisin, dried cherry, molasses, peat, coffee. Flavor is molasses, cocoa powder, coffee, woody, with the Sierra Nevada bitterness. Finish is quite dry. A nice heavy, dark and bitter beverage for a cold night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
This is a great stout. Nice and heavy, the way it should be. Chocolatey and thick, this stout is also very high gravity which lends itself to being drank while sitting down. :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
(bottle) black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is roast malt, some coffee and molasses, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a toffee colored, one finger head that dissipates quickly into a thin glaze on the top of the beer. Smells a little boozy, plums, dark berries, unsweetened chocolate. Taste is a little smokey, some wood, espresso, chocolate. A nice little warmth from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall a good Imperial Stout. Not the best, but a respectable one nonetheless.

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