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RATINGS: 1082   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, alcohol, dark dried fruit, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, dark roasted, roasted, plums, alcohol, molasses. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130216]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, alcohol, and light notes of exotic fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa beans, alcohol, roasted malt, citrus fruits, hops, and hints of coffee, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an opaque black with a smallish beige head. Intense aroma of dark dried fruit and vanillaish roast. Rich body, quite some thick sweet licorice and plummy fruit. Warming alcohol finish. 160213

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel ad dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of alcohol and hops. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Bottled. More or less pitch black colour with a brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, some raisins, toffee, caramel and some slight alcohol. Flavour is raisins, some roasted malts as well as some toffee and mild alcohol and coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is slightly viscous and dry. Rich malt, licorice and aniseed. Touch of coffee. Trace of tangy dark fruits. Some roast bitterness. Dry finish, Unremittingly dark and dry. Tasty but hardly the world class beer some would have you believe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA; vintage 2012
Pitch black color with generous, frothy brownish head. Intense aroma of roasted malt, with some firewood, lactose and light liquorice. Full bodied; the mouthfeel is a bit oily, but smooth; very good flavor of roasted malt, with some dark chocolate, roasted nuts, light Bitter digestive, and a bit too much liquorice; some leather too; it has a very strong bitterness, that hides the fair sweetness; the final is also a bit salty, providing alcohol warmth as well.
Bold and arrogant; well brewed, solid, but without nuances.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep dark roast chocolate roast ... sweet roast nose... dark malts ... sweet chocolate roast ... little too sweet ... soft chocolate ... nic ebut little too sweet even for me ... very chocolate bottle at bens ... deep black .. thin tan lacing ... deep dark deep fruity nose ... dark malts ... heavy meaty malts ... dark fruits ... sweet roast big mellow soft roast ... 4.0


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