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RATINGS: 1258   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 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


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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1555) - 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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
draft at Sierra Nevada Taproom, Chico, CA. Kind of shocked that i have not rated this yet, big stout, heavy roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Rich, intense stout, well done

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (141) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
355 bottle enjoyed @ home, 2013 vintage. Pours black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and alcohol, a little boring. Flavour is roasted malt and bittersweet. Medium bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and very flavourful, roasted malt, dried fruits and on the boozy side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1110) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Dark brown with thin head. Smells dark fruity & boubony & chocolatey. Flavor follows. Some dryness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (889) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
Immediate smell upon popping was licorice...smelling directly gives a complex smell though, mostly of coffee, deep and smooth, very dark black, canít see through, taste is coffee and slightly bitter, alcohol fairly strong, milky smoothness in background and lightly on finish...licorice still in there though

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (912) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
Chocolate, caramel, coffee, and dark fruit in the aroma. Rich flavor with chocolate, coffee, and raisins. Boozy finish with coffee/chocolate bitterness. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2015
very hot,,, a bite to match,,,, 4pack,, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, resin, spruce, leather, earthy, alcohol, clove, cough drop, licorice, black, clear, rocky head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near pitch black color with a thin tan head. Aroma has lots of dark chocolate and roasted malt notes with a hint of molasses. Excellent flavor with rich bitter notes. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ home. Opaque black color, medium sized brown colored head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, slightly mocha, some coffee, roasted malts and chocolate bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, suitable carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Very malty, lots of smoke, thatís it, nothing else no chocolate no coffee no vanil...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Another one that I canít believe took me so long to try. On tap at HOTB. Pours a dark brown black with a medium brown head. Aromas of fudge, ash, tobacco. Taste is lightly sweet and acrid. Really well balanced and flavorful. Body is medium thick. Carbonation is medium low.


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