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RATINGS: 1092   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (566) - - MAR 6, 2013
Excellent imperial stout. Creamy, good bitterness. Well balanced, not too boozy. Good tingle on the tongue, lively. Slight chocolate. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is oily liquorice and cheap cola. Taste has liquorice and roast to start with a bitter coffee and cola finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (354) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. My introduction to the world of stout. Black with a tan/yellow head. Enticing roasted malt/coffee nose. Chocolate/honey flavours with a semi bitter finish. Lasting chocolate aftertaste. Great beer and very inviting into the world of stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours black with a pillowy tan head. The aroma is many shades of roasty, with some wood, stone fruit, coffee and chocolate. The taste is sweet and round, with lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Very nicely balanced, very full-bodied imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. A very nice imperial stout. pours black with nice tan head. aroma is dark and earthy. Taste is just pure dark chocolate and strong coffee all the way with just an earthy hop finish. a nice way to finish an evening.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
This was one of the thickest beers I’ve had, very dark flavor with a bitter finish, overall very good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 2, 2013
1/13/13 notes: Beautiful bottle artwork, and a quintessential, well rounded imperial stout. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasty with complex dark chocolate and hints of cherry, a sweetish chocolate and mocha middle and just enough hop bite to pick up the flavors from one’s palate in the finish. A meditation on the dark wonders of malts in this strong stout style.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
A perfectly balanced impy, full of taste without being overpowering. Delicious. The science in a comic book film is hurting my head. Wish I had a beef sandwich now...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2877) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; jet black pour with velvet tan head, roast malt aroma, taste for me is chocolate with slight coffee, alcohol kick slick mouthfeel, liquorice big and complex slick mouthfeel really good impy stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
A really good RIS! Probably the first thing I've really enjoyed from Sierra Nevada that's not hop-forward. Smooth, with a licorice/chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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