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RATINGS: 1402   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (861) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2016
DATE TASTED: January 8, 2016... GLASSWARE: Mad Elf tulip... OCCASION... enjoying another Friday night of Shark Tank... APPEARANCE: midnight black body that is as dark as its label... brown, creamy head rings well and holds steady despite the 10+% ABV strength ... AROMA: mocha, cappuccino, peat, sugary sweets, and chocolate... roasted malts mix with some woody scents and leafy accents... PALATE: smooth, smoky and full-bodied... the weight is palpable but incredibly light on the tongue... the aftertaste is slightly alcoholic, but also malty and weighty... TASTE: chocolate and peat are rapt in holy Arctic wedlock here, with coffee, toasted malts and some hidden citric elements make for a beer worth sipping... big, bold and flavorful.... OVERALL: another Sierra Nevada winner? Indeed...the strength and life of this imperial stout challenges other 12 oz. and some cork and cagers too....maltier than the usual imperial, and a dessert in itself...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoTheO (121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle 355 ml. Pours deep black with a dense dark tan head. Looks excellent. The aroma is a bit thin and doesn’t provide much clues to the taste, mostly sweetness. Taste is initially a bit too boozy to be pleasant. Once this settles, the caramel, coffee and leather notes arrive in style. Like! On the whole very good but a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Ok typical stout scents and color. After having several other stouts tonight this doesn't seem as complex as the others. I always seem to be disappointed with Sierra Nevada beers and this is no exception. It's good, but not the standout that everyone claims.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (220) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Color is very dark, pretty much black. Head is sparse and tan. Aromas include roasted malts, with both coffee and dark, rich plum flavors; a touch of chocolate. Taste includes a fair amount so alcohol sweetness, but in a good balanced way. Bitterness is typical of a good stout, with a coffee accent to the bitterness. Full bodied; oily texture; carbonation is slightly on the light side; finish is long with some sweetness, coffee notes, a bit of chocolate and the carbonation. Overall a very good stout. A real diversity of flavors and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Nearly black with slight tan head. I didn’t get much for aroma, just a little dark chocolate and coffee. Thick, creamy body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet flavors of chocolate and molasses, with hints of coffee and vanilla. Nicely balanced by some hoppy bitterness. Nice and warm going down. A wonderful rich beer to enjoy by a fire as winter snow whips the windows.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 31, 2015
From Dan on New year. 2013 year class, dark dark red, clear with yellow foam. Raisins, alcohol, candy in the aroma. Smooth, burned sugar, raisins, with nice burned sugar aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (469) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Strong stout with a hint coffee and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5359) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bocktown. It is what it is; a big black taste bud humiliaten strong medicine. Starts off like a strong teaspoon of cough medicine. Slight sweet volatile aroma. Warming sensations all round. A little difficult, yes, over the top medi-jeen. Especially on the finish. I think I’m getting dizzed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (344) - North Branch, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12oz bottle pour at home. Such a smooth beer for being 10% Tons of chocolate taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Black as pitch; medium-sized , brown head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, roasted malt . Same notes in taste with roasted bitterness at the end . Delicious, evening sipper.

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