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RATINGS: 1446   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrik (688) - - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Drycken r Svart som januari natten efter besk p grddhyllan.. Rejlt fyllig nstan tung knsla i munnen. Mest choklad knner mina smaklkar av . Riktigt bra imperial Stout . En av de bsta. Och tipps anvnd IPA glasen de fungerar utmrkt ven p fylliga kvalitativa Anerikanska Stout..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5lickv1c (113) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Sweet aroma with a hint of marzipan and coffee. Quite bitter with a taste of bitter chocolate and coffee, a bit boozy but not overpowering. Pretty good imperial.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlainG (2100) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Cest noir et cest recouvert dun mince col de mousse, digne dun bel espresso allong avec sa crma qui le recouvre. Les armes sont doux et prcis. Torrfaction, mlasse et une touche lacte. Un caf alcoolis je ne sais trop quelle liqueur? Une caresse pour la bouche. Cest soyeux, velout, a fait glisser une amertume, douce et agrable sur la langue, laissant le grain rti sexprimer librement, avec un bon chocolat noir et un alcool rconfortant. Bel quilibre. Belle surprise. dition 2013 (948-291213)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (681) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours opaque black with a nice coffee brown head that leaves great lacing. Smells of lots of espresso, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is initially lightly sweet - milk chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla , then the bitterness kicks in and transitions it to bitter dark chocolate, espresso and a dry finish. Full bodied. Very good but not up there with the very best RIS.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2410) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Really nice. Pours very dark with a slight ruby tinge on the edges. Limited tan head and no lacing. Nose is raisin and roasted grain. Notes of raisin, earthy bitterness, espresso, some dark chocolate, roasted grain, and maybe a slight cherry in the background. Taste is heavy sweet and petty heavy bitter. Reasonably oily body with medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish and a long lasting bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5651) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, prunes, light spice, earthy notes, light raisins, and faint vanilla. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with chocolate, ash, light earthy notes, and faint dark fruit esters; dry roast finish. Full body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7222) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, dried fruit, raisin, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, raisin, some chocolate, alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Super black body with a glisten of mahogany at the bottom of the glass. A dollop of creamy espresso froth that dwindles to a bubbly crown. Retention is nice and leaves thick micro bubble lacing that sloshes around the edge. The melted Dutch chocolate ice cream like head never seems to leave. S: Rich roasty malts, bakers chocolate, burnt molasses, dark coffee beans, sawdust, sweet whisky mash, smoked grain and salted cashews. T/M: Sweet burnt molasses, milk and bitter chocolate, charred grains, dirty wood, spicy booze with earthy and pine resin hops in the background. Coffee, black pepper, and sweet figs round out the multitude of malty layers. Full creamy but oily body with spicy carbonation. O: A mystical adventure for your mouth. Super complex and ever changing this brew delivers amazing results. This is a beer of myth and legend that lives up to its magical name. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours super dark brown with ruby highlights, and a thick tan cap. Aroma of milk chocolate, nuts, a touch of vanilla, molasses, wood, and smoke. Taste is quite sweet but chased with a strong bitterness. Super smooth and long dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jam095 (1) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Pours pitch black with beautiful mocha head the fades quickly. Mild aroma, with a slight alcohol nose. Low carbonation. Well balanced flavor. Expected alcohol presence. Excellent stout!


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