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RATINGS: 1457   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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3.8
Moebbels (792) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
A pitch black beer with a quickly settling dark brown head. Nose has deep notes of cocoa beans, espresso and roasted malts. Sweet taste at first but a very intense bitterness quickly overpowers it and leads to a lingering aftertaste. Medium carbonation and full but drinkable body. Excellent IS with just the perfect balance of malty sweetness and roastiness offset by just the right amount of hop bite.

3.6
Jyrsa (832) - - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle from stocks. Black with med dark tan head. Char, wine yeast and sulphur. Roast, dark charred malt, raisin, more wine yeast. Strong body with above average sweetness, nuts, dark fruit and malt. A bit too sweet but ok.

4.3
Salwal (486) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle poured with the fizzics... Pours pitch black with beige head. Nose of intense roasted malt, liquorice. Taste is intense chocolate and coffee extremely balenced roastyness... long lasting warming mouthfeel lingering to cocoa.. This is a winner

4.3
ALIBALI (2002) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Widerspenstiges Phenollakritzohopfenmonster mit einschmeichelt angenehmer Espressosäurealkoholpower. FETT & AWESOME ;)...0,1 für nen Bon, auf der BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

4.1
CurlyJoe (232) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours a thick, dark black with almost no head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, some fruit too. Blueberries maybe. Taste is very well rounded, a bit of coffee, a bit of chocolate, a bit of hops. Dark chocolate taste lingers in the mouth long after a sip. Does down very smoothly, low carbonation so it’s like treacle or syrup. Not super boozy either.

3.9
bbbeer (811) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Very dark brown, small beige head. Aroma toasty malt, chocolate, and coffee. Full body. Slight alcohol presence. Moderately sweet up front, finish is drier. Mocha, nuts, dark fruit flavors. Well made, nice complex flavors, powerful but drinkable.

3.7
Maracuja05 (1206) - Mainz, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2017
27-01-17 // bottle at home. Pours a deep black beer with a solid beige head. Taste is sweet, malty, liquorice, dired fruits, chocolate, cocoa. molasses, roasted coffee, very complex and rich in taste.

4.3
MarkoNm (2705) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours pitch black color, topped with a medium small head, dark coffee cream colored, creamy and lasting. Mild chocolate nose with some roastiness upfront. Gentle with some fruity notes present as well as some vanilla. Creamy and silky body. Chocolate sweetness is moderate with some final warmth of alcohol. Aftertaste is gently roasted and lasting. Very lovely and easily drinkable.

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beer_queue (140) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Pours out dark brown but is still pitch black in the glass. Rich, bittersweet chocolates on the nose with dark roast coffee in the back. Flavors start off with the dark chocolates just like the nose; middle has some roasted malts & caramel/molasses; finishes with bittersweet coffee. Medium-full mouthfeel with very light carbonation. Dries out nicely at the end without being too intense. Alcohol is well hidden except when it nears room temp (barely noticeable even then). Very balanced flavors; nothing really dominant or overwhelming. Extremely drinkable, easily accessible, & affordable, too. Might make for a good introductory imperial stout?

4.5
ozzy70 (1133) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Draft at Whole Foods, Omaha. Black, tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, light roast coffee, chocolate and cocoa. Taste of mild bitterness, cocoa, roasted malt, sweet chocolate.


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