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RATINGS: 1071   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 160213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is toasted malty and chocolate. Dark malty, alcohol and sweet. Liqourice and chocolate. Dry and hardroasted malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roast, chocolate and mild honey. Sweet and vinous. Charcoal notes. Long finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
dark, powerful, excellent. This beer poured a midnight black with a chocolate head. Taste was strong, alcohol, had a thick texture. Definitely a sipping beer. if your a fan of Sierra Nevada, this is a must try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2013
It poured a dark black and gave the same color body. Some nice speckled, block-like lacing formed boxes around the sides of the pint glass, interesting. The smell had dry, roasty cocoa and coffee up front with a slight touch of hops in the background, and some vanilla as the beer warmed. The taste was dry and roasty between the coffee and cocoa and brought back some of that bitter hops. The finish was very dry. The palate was about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a hopped up RIS that is very good and I would come back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft. Aroma: lots of highly roasted malts and coffee, chocolate, toffee, sweet notes. Appearance: jet black, opaque, tan head with average retention, good lacing. Flavor: coffee and dark roasted malts dominate, toffee and dark chocolate, nice balancing bitterness, sort of a dry roasty character up front and then a somewhat sweet finish. Well balanced, very drinkable. Palate: full body, low-medium carbonation, very smooth. Overall: really nice brew, balanced and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle at CP&K. It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, cake and cocoa powder. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, mild acidity, nice bitterness, earth, dark chocolate, vanilla and toast with dry, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Not the most complex imperial stout, but very drinkable. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (498) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a solid black, carbonated tan head. Aroma is boozy, chocolate. Taste is roasty, black licorice, booze, some bitterness. Good sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (650) - Pasadena, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Big dark roasty goodness! Huge aroma, big chewy body and tons of flavor that blends roasted malt, molasses, maple and other things I can’t clearly identify. Great stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown black. A bit of brown sugar and coffee in it, with a boozy feel. I wonder if it’ll be better with some time. Still very good though.

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