matthewjk (978) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I knew the Narwhal was out there, and tonight my favorite bottle shop just happened to have it on the shelf. Narwhal is roasted to hell and back and that is definitely the predominant feature of this ale. I like most of what is going on with this one, but damn does that alcohol shine through on the back end, which is not a great feature. Very happy to try finally the Narwhal, and very happy I just picked up one.
BigMalt (13) - - MAR 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was really surprised with how excellent this Sierra Nevada seasonal was, especially given the price ($8 for a 4-pack). It compares really favorably to well know big stouts like Old Rasputin and Founders Breakfast, and coasts 30% less. Jet black, heady pour. At the correct temperature (just a little colder than room temps) the nose is all coffee and chocolate and roasted wheat. It has a very bold coffee-focused flavor that gives way to a sweet dark chocolate malt. The body is thick and oily. Fantastic stout.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines.14th march.Black coloured pour with medium sized tan head.Chocolate,roast malt and coffee aroma and flavour.Alcohol seemed well hidden in the background.Tasty balanced brew but to me although i enjoyed i was hoping for a little more and will try again after 2 or 3 years cellaring which i think will help a lot.
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sofa king tasty. Smells of chocolate, toffee, and hops. The taste is a robust blend of dark chocolate, hops, roasted malts, and barley. I almost want to get a tattoo of this beers Narwhal symbol its so good.
Lore (1464) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black colour, moderate brown head; aroma of coffee, berries and sourness; taste of fark chocolate, coffee, with some well hidden alcohol and spicy bitter aftertaste; despite that I don’t like stouts, I have to admit that it is a brilliant imperial stout.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Release. thick, motor oil black. Minimal dark head that dissipates. Great roasted, bitter chocolate on the nose. The flavor carries a lot of the bakery’s chocolate character like the bottle says, but there’s an interesting bitter character, and a lot of roast flavors going on too. The aftertaste is all bitter cocoa. This is a great imperial stout.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, alcohol, dark dried fruit, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, dark roasted, roasted, plums, alcohol, molasses. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a black colour with a frothy light brown head. aroma of salt water, roasted malts and dark chocolate, quite musty, with a hint of cherries, liquorice and cocoa. flavour is mostly heavy roasted malts, slightly acrid, with light notes of honey, alcohol and dark chocolate. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is robust, body black. It smells darkmalty, thick, a bit alcoholic, maltaromatic, Taste is roasty, maltaromatic, roasty, coffee, a bit alcoholic. Good! 11/12/11/11/12/12
Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely hoppy on the aroma.
VERY hoppy in the taste to start, roasted coffee and malt in the aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden, but there is something that tells me this is a strong beer. I think it's the strong, strong aroma of hops. Also the strong hoppy taste, which is actually sensational. Baker's cocoa lastingly present; feels like I've had a spoon of cocoa on my tongue. Smooth beer. Not too much carbonation. Thin dark tan head that has disappeared quickly. Minimal lacing.
Went super with a thick, creamy Belgian chocolate mousse.
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