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RATINGS: 1375   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2086) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
260413. Bottle at home. Pours oily black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla. Nice oily texture. Very very nice. Not Bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
This one poured a deep dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malt, dark chcoolate, heavy smoke, and light metals. Flavor was ashy and smokey, followed by a light dark chocolate sweetness and dark roasted malts. Light alcohol and metal in the finish. Pretty solid IMpy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size long-lasting frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, coffee and some hops. Roasty flavour with roasted malt and roasted coffee along with molasses, hops, honey and a big roasty bitter finish. Lots going on here. Alcohol is there but not 10.2%, it’s fairly well hidden, Medium bodied. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. A well-made, really enjoyable Impy Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1749) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
Genomsvart öl med brunt skum. Doftar kaffe, malt och kakao. Bra balans i smaken mellan malt- och alkoholsötma å ena sidan och bittrare rostade och kakaotoner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25127) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel ad dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of alcohol and hops. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
Really a very approachable imperial stout. Dark as can be and lots of dark chocolate layed over dried fruit. Feels heavy in the nose but really goes down easy. Just the lightest booze tinges. Probably my last imperial stout for awhile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Piece, Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Impressive stout. Subtle aroma of malts but the flavour is extremely rich, deep and a little intense with complex malts, bitter coffee and a warm pleasant burn from the alcohol. Nice lasting bitterness makes it in there too. Smooth and silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, creamy brown head, some legs / Muted nose of roast grain, chocolate, coffee, cream / Fully body, chewy, creamy, acidic and very dry but good balance with lots of bitterness on finish/ Flavors of dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, tobacco, lemon / Nice in a very dry and bitter style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with some ruby on the edges. Big dark brown head. Aroma is lightly chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate coffee and hop bitterness. Super boozy. It kind of assaults the palate. There’s an excellent beer hiding in here, but it needs a few years to mellow out.

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