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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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


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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1452) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and a meaty quality. Pours a dark opaque brown with a none lasting tan head. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, smoke, with hints of chocolate. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Overall, Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice impy. Thick black pour. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. The taste has a pleasant bitter finish to a sweeter start. Again, real rich cocoa and espresso flavors. A little smack of vanilla. Lightish body for an imperial stout that made for a nice sipper. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Excellent! Pleasant surprise when i saw this in a 4-pack when I had assumed I’d be plunking down $8 for a big bottle. Big roasted malts on the nose, with some evergreen hops, dark fruit, cocoa, and coffee. Flavor much the same after a big but very very smooth mouthfeel. 4.1-42 on this one - I’ll start low but may up my score with a bottle to myself. Yet another hit for Sierra Nevada!"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (148) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (12oz. $9/4 pack): pours black with small darkish head. Mediumlus body. Pretty sweet. Cocoa taste.pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmericanHobo (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Dark as dark can be nice stout aroma on pouring. Taste is heavy with roasted coffee flavor and hints of dark chocolate. Bold flavor on the palate. Finish is very chewy malty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (902) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee and bold chocolate. Rich chocolate with a coffee backbone. Full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Mild, bitter finish.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarkAg86 (4) - Conroe, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
A very complex stout. A serious beer with hints of cocoa but not overly chocolaty. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1094) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Dark oil black. Thick tan head. Coffee. hot. Not sure what to make of this. More alcohol taste than anything else.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (108) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours out black as night with a tan, sticky head. The amount of foam that it yields is the only thing that brings the appearance down from a 5 to a 4 - other than that it’s beautiful. Aroma is a little roasty, a little hoppy with a surprising amount of malt sweetness. I am also getting light cappuccino-like coffee aromas. Definitely doesn’t smell as strong as it looks. Tastes smoky with a sharp hop bitterness that comes out in the middle and stays through the aftertaste. I am getting some dark chocolate flavors as it warms up. I would prefer a thicker palate, but that’s really my only complaint. Good offering from Sierra Nevada, a brewery that is really growing on me.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (395) - HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
Éjfekete színű, átlátszatlan testére kakaó barna hab telepszik, szakaszosan előtörő illatai között mogyoró, rumos kávé aromája lengi be az étert. Az olajostól némiképp ritkább textúrájúnak tűnik első szemrevételezésre, belekóstolva azonban mennyei testesség, krémes állag bontakozik ki. Már-már szirupos jellegben öltenek testet a pörkölt maláta, kakaó és sötét csokoládé ízjegyei, selymes egymásba karolásuk intenzív összhatást produkál, melyhez az alkohol likőrös jellege szolgál nyomatékként. Egészen fantasztikus imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (968) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep black with toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste big on the roasted malts, with coffee and dark chocolate.


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