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RATINGS: 1234   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (518) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Marshal swimming in the ocean causing a commotion cause they’re awesome. This is a great imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2013
12 oz bottle - Very black pour. Small head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. A hint of sweetness. The hops surprisingly cut through the coffee and strong roasted barley flavor. Very nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29985) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, alcohol, and light notes of exotic fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa beans, alcohol, roasted malt, citrus fruits, hops, and hints of coffee, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (840) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, malts and vanilla. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, faint licorice and a hint of black cherry. Perfect carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and full bodied but still remaining crisp. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3952) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
Poured a murky deep brown with a solid tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and soft toffee-ish malt. Medium creamy body, flavour of roasted caramel malt, chocolate and smooth coffee. Dry, bitter sweet cocoa end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2012.Pours black with a smallish tan head - some lacing. Coffee, dark chocolate, black cherry with some earthiness . Full bodied, creamy and smooth this has an excellent mouthfeel. Taste is predominantly malts with some earthy and herbal hops. A hint of licorice on the finish. This was even better after waiting 7 months. May try to find some more to try after a year or more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Black with a brown head, no lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, notes of hones), medium hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter of dark malts and hops, light spicy of honey. Almost full body, quite flat. Uhm!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1429) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Chilly up here in the mountains, so I figured I could turn on the central heating or crack open an imperial stout. I chose well. A High Altitude stout for high altitude. This brewer can’t put a foot wrong in my book. Everything they touch turns to gold. This one was an impenetrable teak with a lavish cappuccino head. Even the aroma made me feel warmer: Milo hot chocolate notes, espresso and nose-prickling white pepper. Creamy mouthfeel giving way to a phlegmy finish. Honeyed sweetness, vanilla, bitter espresso and some heat in the swallow. Effortlessly drinkable. A faultless imperial. (12 fl oz bottle from Leura Cellars. 2012 edition.)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. I opened this bottle and as soon as the aroma hit my nose I could tell this was going to be an epic beer!... It is Epic... an unbelievable beer! Thick and fulsome black body with a very thin brown head, Lovely syrupy crispy chocolate aroma, a very full on taste... layered with a sweet syrupy chocolate cake like taste upfront which evolves into a lovely cocoa middle and finishes with a crisp burnt chocolate finish. This beer is absolutely sublime! It is without doubt one of the best I have had from Sierra Nevada and beyond... definitely gets full marks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7220) - 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.

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