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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
12oz bottle. It pours dark black with a creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty with some chocolate. Tastes very nice. Roasty and malty. Nice dark chocolate and coffee. Full bodied with a good finish. Good RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2234) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
perfume and caramel aroma this dark brown brew has some slight alcohol burn with a tangy finish. don’t like the dense body that seems flavorless with the hint of hops that could just as well be my imagination. foamy brown head and flavor turns to bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2173) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz bottle from jsprime. black, with a tan head. nice nose typical of the style, chocolate coffee and dark fruit. the flavour is solid as well, great malt progression, and this is very well hopped. everything isin balance and its quite easy to sip away at this stout. not a world beater but would make a great "every day" imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinson’s, Inverness [170213]
Black, medium tan head than dissipates, some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, some dark fruits, quite boozy nose
Taste of smooth rich dark malts, liquorice, some dark bitterish cocoa, dab of dark fruit
Palate - Soft carb, full body. Palate is fairly sweet rich dark malts with alcohol. Finish is mainly of warming alcohol with dark liquorice malts, a long lingering bit metallic alcohol burn in the tail
Overall - This didn’t hide its abv - tbh it seemed the abv was even higher...good flavour in there but rather too boozy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an opaque black with a smallish beige head. Intense aroma of dark dried fruit and vanillaish roast. Rich body, quite some thick sweet licorice and plummy fruit. Warming alcohol finish. 160213

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ fonefan
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of caramel, grains, chocolate, nuts and roasted grains. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, grains, roasted notes and chocolate. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice, hops and is full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a dark, dark brown body, looking clear, and topped by a dense, small, light beige head. Sweetish, bready, caramel maltyness in the aroma, with licorice hints. Some molasses and alcohol. It’s full-bodied and warming, with soft carbonation. Lasting flavor with roasted notes, molasses, bread hints and caramel. Some roasted bitterness. Hints of coffee. After a good while, the hoppy bitterness chimes in, lasting for a long time. A complex and tasteful beer well worth a revisit. 130216


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