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RATINGS: 1178   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (563) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
A very rich stout with a strong flavor of cocoa and a little coffee. Has a sharp, somewhat bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2444) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
From a bottle on the JMT. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Really good beer. Chocolate, molasses, smokey flavor. Low/medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, little hops and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa, dry, little bitter in the finish. So-so lacing. A very tasty beer that I am glad to see in my area.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma is coffee, mildly vinous, dark malts and a hint of smoke. The flavor is dark malts, smokey notes, dark fruit, vinous, oily texture and a tangy/alcoholic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (884) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and molasses aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and molasses flavors. Slightly sweet mouth feel. Full body and low carbonation. Roasted malt and chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, caramel, and light coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Really high alcohol content (10.2%), but tastes rich and smooth. This is one of the better Imperial Stout’s available.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Inky black with a slight off-white head, not a great deal of nose but chocolate and a general sweetness do come through. Wonderful, perhaps a little too strong for its own good but a fantastic taste a sweetness, honey/molasses hits you, a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Pilgrim’s Market, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, really roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate, slightly bitter and dry. Rich tasting Imperial Stout that would probably improve with a bit of age.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (595) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2013
A black beer with a small brown head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet, chocolatey, and a mild hop bitterness.


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