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RATINGS: 1314   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 16/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of caramel, grains, chocolate, nuts and roasted grains. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, grains, roasted notes and chocolate. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice, hops and is full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a dark, dark brown body, looking clear, and topped by a dense, small, light beige head. Sweetish, bready, caramel maltyness in the aroma, with licorice hints. Some molasses and alcohol. It’s full-bodied and warming, with soft carbonation. Lasting flavor with roasted notes, molasses, bread hints and caramel. Some roasted bitterness. Hints of coffee. After a good while, the hoppy bitterness chimes in, lasting for a long time. A complex and tasteful beer well worth a revisit. 130216

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop, little vanilla and medium bitter with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 160213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36878) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is toasted malty and chocolate. Dark malty, alcohol and sweet. Liqourice and chocolate. Dry and hardroasted malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roast, chocolate and mild honey. Sweet and vinous. Charcoal notes. Long finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
dark, powerful, excellent. This beer poured a midnight black with a chocolate head. Taste was strong, alcohol, had a thick texture. Definitely a sipping beer. if your a fan of Sierra Nevada, this is a must try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3008) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2013
It poured a dark black and gave the same color body. Some nice speckled, block-like lacing formed boxes around the sides of the pint glass, interesting. The smell had dry, roasty cocoa and coffee up front with a slight touch of hops in the background, and some vanilla as the beer warmed. The taste was dry and roasty between the coffee and cocoa and brought back some of that bitter hops. The finish was very dry. The palate was about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a hopped up RIS that is very good and I would come back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft. Aroma: lots of highly roasted malts and coffee, chocolate, toffee, sweet notes. Appearance: jet black, opaque, tan head with average retention, good lacing. Flavor: coffee and dark roasted malts dominate, toffee and dark chocolate, nice balancing bitterness, sort of a dry roasty character up front and then a somewhat sweet finish. Well balanced, very drinkable. Palate: full body, low-medium carbonation, very smooth. Overall: really nice brew, balanced and flavorful.

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