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RATINGS: 1071   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice, hops and is full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roast, chocolate and mild honey. Sweet and vinous. Charcoal notes. Long finish

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home - white head. Pitch black - brown head. Chocolate, nice bitterness, light spicy, nice bitterness, dark choclate, light boozy, honey sweetness, thick oiley body, dark dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at Exmouth Arms Finsbury. Black beer lasting tan head. Lots of choc and coffee on aroma. Cld be fuller in the mouth. Alcohol warmth on finish. Decent. I mean its like Sierra Nevada straight down the line solid but lacks character and the choc tends towards the dry papery variety. Good choc aroma fades in mouth

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a dark, dark brown body, looking clear, and topped by a dense, small, light beige head. Sweetish, bready, caramel maltyness in the aroma, with licorice hints. Some molasses and alcohol. It’s full-bodied and warming, with soft carbonation. Lasting flavor with roasted notes, molasses, bread hints and caramel. Some roasted bitterness. Hints of coffee. After a good while, the hoppy bitterness chimes in, lasting for a long time. A complex and tasteful beer well worth a revisit. 130216

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, juniper, chocolate, fennel, and lactose. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, honey, and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some cinnamon, light coffee/burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some dark chocolate, burnt, light cinnamon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11113) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle, 2012, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours deep black with a small, staying, creamy, brown head with good lacings. Aroma has pleasant figs, chocolate and light roasted malts. Some mild vanilla and toffee. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of dark chocolate, light roasted, nuts, vinious, plums. Lingering, warming and malty bitter finish. Very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Vintage 2012, end of 2013. Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted aroma of licorice, coffee beans, caramel and dark sugar, with quite a bit of alcohol showing. Thick and sweet flavour with licorice and burned notes, and plenty of hop presence and a bit of warm alcohol. Classic American imperial stout, in no need of barrel aging and rare coffee blends...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: October 29, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sprayberry Bottle Shop
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, icy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, hoppy
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, plenty of hops, caramel sweetness emerges upon warming to bring out a chocolate character, long bitter roasty finish

Date: November 09, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: just as rich and roasty on draft as in the bottle
Body: creamier body
Flavor: stellar

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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