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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a pitch black with nice tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa and some burnt notes. Taste is espresso, roasted coffee and a stickiness that lingers in your mouth. Can only slightly taste the alcohol. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (910) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Pours black with a fluffy light brown head. Looks pretty thick when whirled. smell is packed with chocolate, coffee and is really nicely burned. not too sweet, but some dark berries though. a slight licorice too. The taste is pretty bitter with some dark dark chocolate at first, followed up by a nice dark roasted coffee. Some fruit i can’t really specify, but maybe blueberries or plum? Fits very well with the chocolate at least. Dry in a wooden or vinous way, but it’s still a full bodied fella.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1550) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Pours black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cocoa beans, mellow chocolate fudge, dark sweet berries, coffee and some vanilla. Taste of bitter liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, some darker berries, warming alcohol at the end and a bit dry woody feel to it even though it is not barrel aged. Really enjoyable (for the price as well).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Multiple bottles. Black colored pour with a tan head. Smells roasted, full of chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus. Taste sweet and smooth, easy drinking, rich, and rivals alot of the better stouts. Pretty good stuff that I can find in my grocery store.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of coffee, molasses and chocolate. Flavor is sweetish roasted malt, molasses, coffee, chocolate and some bitterness. Medium to full body and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eruizgarcia (252) - - JUN 14, 2013
Sadly this is one of my least favorite stouts. A bit too smokey, almost burnt, with a super bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Deep super dark brown coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying light brown head leaving an oily glow on top of the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, grapes, oak, vanilla, alcohol and a bunch of earth. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep roasty and peaty flavours up front with a bunch of alcohol, toffee, chocolate and some oaky notes. Aftertaste shows a lot of depth, but some rather smokey and bitter tastes throughout with oak, peat, chocolate, earth and a strong alcohol flavour. Overall, a nice beer, but perhaps a bit too rough around the edges, at least right now, showing too much bitterness, alcohol and peat notes. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle (2012) purchased from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia on 23-November-2012 for US$3.39 sampled at home in Washington on 13-June-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Pours very dark, almost black, with very little tan head from the bottle. Aroma is rich and complex, notes of coffee and malt. Taste is slightly sweet, malty, with complex tastes of chocolate and coffee mixed with licorice. There is a touch of hoppiness underneath as well. Thumbs up! a nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Black color with tan sheen. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark roast, sugary aromas. full body, average carbonation. Dark chocolate, tobacco, sugared up coffee flavors with a deep roast malty finish---good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1880) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours deep black with a medium tan head, excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, coffee, dark chocolate, wood and smoke. Taste is sweet with some acrid bitters, very very balanced. Smooth, full bodied with some stickiness on the finish.

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