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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevadas High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold with notes of bakers 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pine/herbaceous/resinous hops, earthy roast, burnt sugar, moderate heat, dry bittersweet chocolate

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (270) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
The pour is pitch black with little head. Tinny bubbles lacing the glass. Cocoa, tobacco and nutmeg aromas. Smooth mouthfeel and the taste is excellent. More cocoa and chocolate with deep roasted malt flavor. Really great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (900) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2014 bottle to glass. Pours a dark inky black with quick dissipating tan head. Aroma is nice chocolate, coffee and hints of fruit and toffee. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, hints of fruit and toffee. Not overly sweet or bitter. Little alcohol burn. Palate is smooth, lightly carbonated. Overall a great imperial stout. This would age nicely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured at GABF, and yes a bold monster. Rich malt forward and such a delight from this brewery. Always liked the pale but this is a cut above. choclate roast and all the above. Such a good IMP STOUT/

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark as a lobbyists heart; no light is getting through this baby. Head is creamy, medium-grained, and brown, with sticky lace. Nose is coffee, cinnamon, bakers chocolate, herbal smoke, and candied figs. Heavy, boozy bitterness up front; its like popping chocolate bourbon balls while smoking a good maduro cigar. Finish is like chugging espresso. Really intense, but still well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1860) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Aroma of smoked malt, molasses and cocoa. Great looking ebony colored beer with a small lasting well laced, tan colored head. Dry feel with a taste of malt and molasses with a smokey phenolic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4350) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2014
taster @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black with a light, tan head cover, specks of lace. Taste is thick syrupy malt that adds a bit of a bitter edge in the palate, then moves to obvious warm alcohol in the finish. A strong sipper, although not a presentation I would pick - too much like cough syrup without complexity. Average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (1147) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2014
Black pour with a thick tan head which settles down and sits as a nice 1/2 cm head. Chocolate, cola, roast, coffee aromas. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, roasty, thick oily body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefederalist (307) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark dark with a minimal head and minimal lacing. Flavor is sweet and bitter. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and cough medicine. Thick thick mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Good effort SN, now go back to making IPAs.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours black with a thin caramel head that leaves very little lacing in the glass. Aroma is a tad sweet with notes of dark chocolate and malt. Medium carbonation in the mouth but the taste s fabulous, with a bit of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. This is so good!


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