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RATINGS: 1113   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


fattybladdy's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (584) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a solid black, carbonated tan head. Aroma is boozy, chocolate. Taste is roasty, black licorice, booze, some bitterness. Good sipper.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinVanBeer (34) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
This is an excellent imperial stout that displays both complexity and drinkability. Thick and creamy with a nice malt bill. Really enjoyable experience ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanVah (152) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Doftar aprikos. Smakar sött av aprikos som rundas av med en härlig beska.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lopisar (200) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
chocolate, roasty, coffee, woody, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (391) - - OCT 18, 2014
Solid, as always from SN, but not my favorite. Bit rough around the edges this one- and unnecessarily boozy. Pours brown/ black- opaque with small, weak tan head. Some lacing. All the right notes- chocolate and sweet fruit (raisin, fig) upfront with a jolt of coffee at the end. Right weight for a stout. Pretty smooth. Just a bit harsh. Slightly phenolic in not-the-good-way. Needs to mellow. Overly sweet on the front and bitter on the back. Time will work it’s magic on this one. 2013.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks is nice. Bbbbb. V. V. B. b. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PacNWDad (92) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On draft at Chuck’s 85th St. Thin, meager head, with some lace as you drink. Very dark, inky, opaque. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, raisins, fig, molasses, some herbal notes from the hops. Sips bitter, a bit green, then sweet malt into the finish. Some hot alcohol flash, drinks thick, finishes medium. Overall very good, but could be exceptional with some more aging on it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (153) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Very dark thin tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee and smokey malts. Kinda bitter and boozy. Very good, but should be great after some age.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (114) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Good stout. Needs time to mature. Flavors harsh in some areas alcohol very noticeable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (361) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pine/herbaceous/resinous hops, earthy roast, burnt sugar, moderate heat, dry bittersweet chocolate

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (210) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
The pour is pitch black with little head. Tinny bubbles lacing the glass. Cocoa, tobacco and nutmeg aromas. Smooth mouthfeel and the taste is excellent. More cocoa and chocolate with deep roasted malt flavor. Really great stuff.


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