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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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78samh (288) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Very dark thin tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee and smokey malts. Kinda bitter and boozy. Very good, but should be great after some age.

3.7
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Good stout. Needs time to mature. Flavors harsh in some areas alcohol very noticeable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pine/herbaceous/resinous hops, earthy roast, burnt sugar, moderate heat, dry bittersweet chocolate

4
Weezel (280) - 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
DrunkSanta410 (972) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, 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
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
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark as a lobbyist’s heart; no light is getting through this baby. Head is creamy, medium-grained, and brown, with sticky lace. Nose is coffee, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, herbal smoke, and candied figs. Heavy, boozy bitterness up front; it’s like popping chocolate bourbon balls while smoking a good maduro cigar. Finish is like chugging espresso. Really intense, but still well balanced.

3.2
Luvystypotables (2071) - 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
rondphoto (4494) - 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
varanid99 (1345) - 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.


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