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RATINGS: 1235   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Roasty toasty, very dark nose with bitter caramel and cocoa notes. Pours black like coal tar. Flavour is intensely dark with notes of 85% cocoa chocolate, coffee, licorice and a touch of salt. It develops more fruit as you accustom to it with liquored figs, raisings and fermenting plums. Finish is rich, deep and complex with chewy dark malts and good balance. The alcohol never leads as this is always driven by that just-to-the-edge toasted malt. Very, very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
bottle. Deep black with small head. Very toasty and smooth. Alcohol minimal. Pretty nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (567) - - MAR 6, 2013
Excellent imperial stout. Creamy, good bitterness. Well balanced, not too boozy. Good tingle on the tongue, lively. Slight chocolate. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2951) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is oily liquorice and cheap cola. Taste has liquorice and roast to start with a bitter coffee and cola finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. My introduction to the world of stout. Black with a tan/yellow head. Enticing roasted malt/coffee nose. Chocolate/honey flavours with a semi bitter finish. Lasting chocolate aftertaste. Great beer and very inviting into the world of stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours black with a pillowy tan head. The aroma is many shades of roasty, with some wood, stone fruit, coffee and chocolate. The taste is sweet and round, with lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Very nicely balanced, very full-bodied imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. A very nice imperial stout. pours black with nice tan head. aroma is dark and earthy. Taste is just pure dark chocolate and strong coffee all the way with just an earthy hop finish. a nice way to finish an evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
This was one of the thickest beers I’ve had, very dark flavor with a bitter finish, overall very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 2, 2013
1/13/13 notes: Beautiful bottle artwork, and a quintessential, well rounded imperial stout. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasty with complex dark chocolate and hints of cherry, a sweetish chocolate and mocha middle and just enough hop bite to pick up the flavors from one’s palate in the finish. A meditation on the dark wonders of malts in this strong stout style.

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