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RATINGS: 1403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (667) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a thin tan head, good retention. Sweet aromas of chocolate, coffee, pine resin, toast. Full body, smooth, creamy, light carbonation. Medium sweet, a hint of citrus, and a lingering gentle bitter finish. Does not seem like a 10.2% beer. Very nice and complex, enjoyably sweet, and very sippable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2016
12oz bottle of 2014, pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Dry aroma of coffee, choclate malts, molasses and some alochol. Taste is all around dry, leather, bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, and finishing bitter. Alcohol noticeable but adds to bitterness. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Pours black with ample tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee malt well balanced with citrusy hops. Oily mouth feel but not overwhelmingly viscous. Alcohol not as present as some other imperials. Very pleasant. Better than I expected. I will go for the 4 pack next time around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (286) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate, hints of dark roasted coffee. Black, small brown head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is darkroasted coffee, vanilla, leather, dark fruit. Full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, warm alcohol, long rich finish. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2611) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with tan head and some lace. Molasses coffee cocoa aroma with some spicy woody hops and a touch of booze. Rich coffee chocolate but mostly molasses sweetness with subdued fruit and hint a of licorice. Woody spicy hops in robust roasted finish. Full body. Fucking excellent. Pretty much what I hope for from an impy. And almost gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate full body, thick feel, Overall a really nice thick stout that has great flavor and mouth feel . I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
denver_max (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
Bottle from Cellarbrations Hamilton Hill Tan head that didn?t last long. Malty and oily with chocolate notes. Excellent Imperial Stout that I would buy again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rangersteve (1) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
Excellent seasonal stout. One of the highest on my list. Pricey and hard to find, but worth the effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Svartbrun vätska med gyllenbrunt skum. Maltig och rostad doft med lite järn och kaffe. Kraftfull smak av kavring, bitter choklad, rostad malt och lite soja. Munkänsla åt det bittra hållet. Värmande alkohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Nice black pour with a tan head, not much retention or lacing. Excellently balanced flavor delivered within a smooth creamy full body palate. Love this beer.

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