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RATINGS: 1459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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

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4.4
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
12oz bottle, pours black off white foaming head, good lacing throughout drink. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malts, alcohol. Taste of light sweetness (maybe because of the 10%abv.), floral hops nicely blanced with coffe/ chocolate toast malts. Well balanced, medium bodied, bitter lingering finish. Excellent brew!!

3.6
LinusStick (3514) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
A delicious imperial stout! Aroma was weak and it had me worried. Slightly chocolatey but very distant, even when I had my whole nose in the glass. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was full and delicious. Heavy in the malt. Strong roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. One of the best things about this beer is how thick it is. Almost like a chewy dark chocolate.coffee milkshake. Nice carbonation. Great beer

2.3
CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Black pour, almost no head or lacing. Light aroma belies strong taste. Taste is funky bitter, dominated by roasted barley (smoke with coffee notes). Generous hops for style increase bitterness. Alcoholic taste not well-masked. As much as I do like Imperial Stouts, this is a big swing but a miss, there are better options. ---Rated whilst imbibing

4
harrystrill (95) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle northbar leeds . Nice impy stout. Refreshing change from coffee and chocolates. Had a slightly turkish delight quality to it . Recommend

4.1
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Nice dark pour with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Nice chewy taste with hints of coffee and chocolate. Great aftertaste. A really nice beer!

4.4
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 12oz bottle. Good lacing, black color, tan head, frothy. Smell is of burnt oats. Toasty, roasty for an IMP, but better and bitter-er than most. Fun beer, feels polished and complete. Great job! Edited 6/16/14: It has aged well after a year and a half, even more smooth than I thought it would be at this age. All the same tastes are there--maybe it has mellowed out since I last rated it.

3.5
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Snifter pour of dark thin liquid, full finger khaki head. Nose holds lots of bitterness, malts and coffee, fairly roasted. Flavors follow, with plenty of bitter coffee and roasted malts. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Quite drinkable, and enjoyable.

3.8
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and decent tan head. The smell is dark dark chocolate, malt, roasty, deep, chalky, and cocoa. The taste is rich, chocolate, plums, roast, and malt.

3.9
Johnsense (1755) - - JAN 22, 2013
Pours black with a thumbs worth of tan head. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, black coffee. Black coffee bitterness up front, bakers chocolate, toasted malt, black liquorice, lingering hop quality in the finish that works with this stout. Medium to fuller body.

4.2
AshtonMcCobb (6916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black with a lovely big crema head. The nose has earthiness with cream and dark chocolate notes. There’s just a hint of hops in there. The taste has big notes of dark chocolate and herbs, perhaps getting into mint chocolate. The palate is medium to full bodied and similar in the texture with such an elegant finish. Overall, a great beer.


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