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RATINGS: 1273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevadaís High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold Ė with notes of bakerís 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1332) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a near black with light tan foamy head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and black licorice. Taste is sweet with caramel notes giving way to a bitter peppery finish. Robust and filling. Couldn't have more than one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Coffee and roast aroma with toffee. Coffee and roast flavor with toffee and light chocolate. Fuller bodied. Coffee and roast lingers with rech malt and toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2013
This beer is so thick Iím fairly certain that no odors can escape itís liquid embrace. But the taste is amazing, with some serious chocolate and roastyness throughout. The finish is thick with low bitter hops that offset the sweet malts. Great Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with small tan head, aroma brings notes of nice cocoa powder, coffee, roast, alcohol and maraschino cherry. Taste is very sweet with prune juice overtones. Very soon the coffee and dark chocolate tastes kick in followed by some alcohol burn and some floral bitterness. The taste is very promising but rough. I have two bottles left from the four-pack and these are definitely going to be stored for a couple years. The palate is perfect with medium carbonation and chewy texture. Full body. Overall it is good, but as I mentioned, it should get smoother with some age. I very nice beer in light of the price. Once again, SN gets props for staying true to their micro-brew heritage.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (674) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Metro Liquor; thin brown head, malty and boozy. Palate is dry and sticky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours an oily opaque black with a spotty-lacing froth of dark beige head. Has a rich, sweet roasty dark malty nose with some dark fruits and a healthy dose of piny hops. Starts with a chewy viscosity with fine, well-dissolved carbonation and sweet dark chocolate and plum notes with a nice balance of fresh resiny hops and crisp bitterness before a smooth mocha finish. Has good balance and complexity throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
pours black with a small brown head, and good lacing. smell is of cocoa and some coffee. taste is of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, some hops, and just a touch of licorice. ends dry and slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3110) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
It poured a black color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of roasted malts and coffee with a touch of dark fruits. The taste was rich with coffee up front and then some cocoa with a finish of plums and figs. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
glenD (31) - - JAN 2, 2013
Iím just going to tell you right now, this beer will kick your d$%k in the dirt. Believe it. There isnít much aroma whatsoever which is what decreased my rating from a higher one.Thereís some hop dryness at the end, which is mellowed out by the syrupy resinated aftertaste. Seriously, if you like thick syrupy stouts go buy this. Itís killer. Its loaded with flavor and it lingers with you. It has a nice cocoa and coffee flavor that isnít overwhelming but damn it sticks with you. Good stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HourGlass13 (271) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
This imperial stout is absolutely wonderful. It sits in the glass black as the ace of spades. Its on the sweet side but also hits the taste buds with just the right amount of chocolate and spice. A work of art.


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