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RATINGS: 1070   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malts, light sweetness, a hint of chocolate, and lighter grainy notes. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 10th, 2012, side by side with SN Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout.

Appearance: Pours black with nice amount of red-brownish head.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate, sugar, faint coffee.
Taste: Really chocolaty, dark coffee after the initial level, some light roastyness.
Palate:Medium body, somewhat thick, nice lingering coffee aftertaste.

Summary: SUMMARY

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a dark black color with a small dissipating mocha head. Nose is chocolate, malt and perhaps slight vanilla bean. Carbonation soft, texture like motor oil. Taste is dark bitter chocolate and strong espresso. Alcohol pokes through as well. Finish is long and bitter. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and roasty aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is sweet and roasty, of rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and light fruit notes with bitterness and a smooth, dry finish. Great stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob02190 (24) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
As it was poured, picked up aroma of coffee, cocoa and mesquite. Nice frothy head and good mouth feel. Taste is dominated by malt, molasses and coffee. Overall a good stout I'll have another barkeep. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1858) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours black as the night with a large, dark tan head. Nose shows chocolate, heavy roast, soft coffee. Also some light booze and a hint of wood smoke. Heavy roasted flavours too, some chocolate and a fair bit of booze. Nice creamy carbonation. Would be even better if the booze wasn’t so full-on.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Chtonic and turbulent. The color of a dark stormy night with a chocolate sea foam cover. Viscous, smooth dark chocolate nose, with touches of chocolate liquor and raisins. The body is exceptionally sweet, perhaps a bit too much. Sugary chocolate and some leafy hop bitterness, but not enough to balance out the sweetness. Started off strong, but tastes rather unattenuated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
12oz bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Smells like a pan of fudge brownies - big chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, slight anise. Flavor is also chocolate forward but is very complex. Anxious to see how this ages.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1206) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Woah! Nice stuff from SN. Aroma is big chocolate notes, fudge, some roast, and light vanilla and coffee. This one pours nice, with a black body and a tan head. Very oily and slick body. Taste wise, I got some light caramel, tons of chocolate, fudge, some anise, a touch of roast, and some sweet malts. Bitter finish. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Super dark brown pour with a light brownish head. Roasty aroma melds well with lots of good chocolate notes, some brownies, and I can actually smell some light hop notes. Flavor is sweet, roasty, lightly bitter, well balanced and damn good!


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