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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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3.6
Emelie (112) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
Svart. Brunt skum Lukt: kaffe, soja, choklad, balsamvinäger/grönt äpple/ hallon, lakrits Smak: kavring, soja,choklad, kaffe, cola, syrlig lätthet som drar åt äpple, lite papprig eftersmak Mycket tunga smaker men ganska lätt ändå

3.7
ffaoe (795) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2016
strong chocolate aroma. pitch black in color, zero light will pass through the glass. decent brown head. taste is roasty with deep chocolate flavors. slight hop bitterness is present at finish.

3.5
beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Personal blind tasting out of 4 beers.
No head, just some lacing, can see a light oiliness of the body killing the head. Aroma is strong – thick juicy roast, moderate liquor chocolate (so a mix of alcohol and chocolate malt), a little hop. Flavor is a bit acidic stout, cola like mineral is aggressive on the palate, alcoholic dark malts. Overall, the aroma is strong but fine for an impy stout but the aggressiveness of the mouthfeel and flavor overtake the tasty beer elements.
After tasting all of them
The acidic, mineral qualities of the flavor start making this beer aversive to drink, as it did with all the impys. Bbut mayby my palate was starting to get tired.

4.2
Continues (234) - GERMANY - DEC 20, 2016
From bottle. Pours black with big brown head. Deep dark chocolate aroma, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, liquor, smoky, wood, warming alcohol. Medium carbonation, silky, full body, pleasant aftertaste. I’m not disappointed, would recommend.

3.9
CraftBeerNick (2567) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle at home, 18th December 16. Pours black, aroma, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice. Taste is smooth, palate not so viscous, liquorice, dark chocolate. Pretty tasty

3.8
Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Poured from bottle dated 11/3/15 pitch black with a nice creamy mocha head. Aromas of licorice roasted malt chocolate and coffee. Taste is nice sweet malt dark fruit licorice chocolate and some lingering booze.

3.6
humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2016
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget; 2016 vintage; Pkgd: 08/17/16; 1314) Poured at room temperature into a Põhjala stemmed tulip glass reveals a pitch black body with two fingers of pillowy toffee head that recedes a little leaving lace. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt with notes of licorice and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel, full body, soft carbonation and a warming finish. Flavour has sweetness, a hint of ascerbicity and booze. A pleasant sipper.

3.5
Smithld1 (285) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
2016 edition from a supermarket in Hong Kong. Cheap - less than £3. Licorice heavy scent and first taste. Descends into something deeper and spicier. Good imperial stout. No ten fidy or speedway though.

4
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
Opaque black with a low scummy head that clings to the sides. Light nose for the boldness of this beer - toasted malt and chocolate. Big roasted malt body with a bitter finish, like espresso. Thinner than I thought it would be but still powerful. nice!

4
bursprak (3205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle @ home, from Systembolaget. Almost pitch black with a dark tan head. Notes of heavy roast, bitter chocolate, light fudgy, liquorice and some light ash.


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