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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11495) - 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
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
bottle shared by Kristian. very hoppy and very malty aroma, although dry, also sweet milky notes. powerfull. classic extreme imp stout. Flavor is roasted malts, hops, charred wood bitterness, mild hoppy bitterness, palate is thick. notes of licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel, dried fruit and dark chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolatye, roastiness, coffee and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering roasty finish. Solid beer, but yet another Impy Stout (yawn)?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a powdery bitter chocolate, grassy molasses, wild grass. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate, powdery, coffee grinds, coconut, nice and smooth. Tasted at GRMs tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours black with tan head. nose/taste of dark fruit, roast coffee, roast chocolate malt and Baker’s cocoa. Slightly dry. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast and coffee malt with raisins, prunes, licorice, and oak with pine and herbal hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. This beer’s 200th rating. Woot! Pours pitch black, not even any highlights, with a medium sized dark brown head. Average head retention. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, honey, nutty notes, big chocolate notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, cherry-like fruits, bitter piney hop finish. Medium-full bodied and smooth. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
Flöska. Pitch black with a medium light brown fine head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and sweet roasted caramel with dark fruits, chocolate and light smoke along with strong alcohol fumes. Good mouthfeel, well filling. Sweet very roasted malty and caramel chocolatey flavour with licorice, dark fruits, bit smoke and plenty of alcohol in the finish. Very nice brew but the alcohol is just too dominating for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Super dark brown pour with a light brownish head. Roasty aroma melds well with lots of good chocolate notes, some brownies, and I can actually smell some light hop notes. Flavor is sweet, roasty, lightly bitter, well balanced and damn good!


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