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RATINGS: 1145   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6972) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Inky viscous pour. Aroma is full roast, soy sauce, bitter chocolate and grassy hops. Dense palate, bitter roast, dark chocolate, some coffee, light anise, bitter hoppy finish. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (627) - HUNGARY - MAY 4, 2013
0.355l bottle, vintage 2012. Pitch black with a small brown head. Massive coffee and chocolate aroma with cream, sour cherry and citrusy hops. Taste is really intensive with loads of coffee, chocolate and cocoa with sour cherry and citrusy hops. Creamy texture and big body. Amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12oz bottle. Black pour with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, cocoa, some earthiness, and a little ashy. Tastes of cocoa, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, licorice and molasses. Overall alcohol well hidden.

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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 (6089) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11042) - 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.

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   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 (6248) - 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 (1954) - 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.


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