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RATINGS: 1448   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2013 bottling. Malt and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, coffee, and licorice flavors. Light mouthfeel. A slight dry and bitter finish. Amazing stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9624) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black colour with a brown medium-sized foamy head. Slightly molassy roast-malty aroma with notes of dried fruits, punch, chocolate and a tinge of alcohol. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roasty malt-character with dark chocolate, dried fruits and Port-vinous notes; balanced sweetness-bitterness ratio during the finish with a warming alcoholic strength. 20.I.14

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ikigai (75) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Heavy malt and a bit bitter, chocolate and coffee flavors. Small head that disappeared quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of bread, dates, coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A low brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting dark bread, dates, coffee, chocolate and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Powerful potent stout.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-01-25.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RipuvariiAlu (22) - - JAN 28, 2014
A: Typical IS smell, dark malts, coffee A: Pours black with a thin brownish head T: Roasted malts( but not acrid), coffee, slight cocoa, slight hop bitterness Kinda sweet P: Thick mouthfeel, low thus apropriate Carbonation. Slight Booze. O: Pretty good Is but Gould take a little more bitterness or roastiness to balance the rather sweet taste

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3590) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Flaska frn SB. Kolsvart, fina beiga gardiner. Stor robust och ltt st doft av choklad, molass och kaffe. Aningen alkohol i bakgrund. Frst relativt st med eftersmaken r krv och besk. Relativt stiltypisk, vlgjord med stora smaker. En bra prisvrd IS.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biggar2000 (20) - - JAN 26, 2014
For a stout beer with this high alcohol content. I would say its pretty damn good for those who like stout beer with a kick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Loves the molasses in the smell and the front of the taste. Fantastic color for a RIS with a fine palate. Just a good beer all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgreb (420) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle - black beer with no head. Thick like oil. Nice sweetish cherry aroma. Strong and almost complex flavour. Dry. Medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quercus (26) - - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Overtoned on the hops not gonna talk it down too much, but its not high quality. Having said that its worth a drink if you like the stouts. Moral of the story dont expect the best but its drinkable and enjoyable.


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