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RATINGS: 1446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (538) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark brown/black color. Roasted malt, cacao, chocolate, coffee aromas. Sweet taste of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and molasses. Long, heavy finish with sweet flavors lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Sara, november 29th 2015. Black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, molasses, fruit. Taste is mildly boozy with chocolate and espresso, sweet fruits, warm and pleasing. Short bitter roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1879) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. A- Roasty, chocolate syrup. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Bitter, roasty, cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. O- Looks and smells good but the flavor is something weird. I cant quite but a finger on it but its an odd bitterness. Cant imagine this is normal because if so, its way overrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kolasni13 (4) - GREECE - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
2nd best imperial stout i ve tasted. This is one special beer Its on the sweet side of imperial stouts. Chocolate and caramel are noticed on the first sip. After that the alcohol shows up and from there on it unleashes all the ingredients. For this kind of beer this one goes down very easy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (803) - HONG KONG - JUN 4, 2016
Deep black with a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Smooth and fullbodied in the palate, with strong roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, booze. Sweet/bitter, rich and well balanced, sticky and tasty. Gorgeous ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is black with a very small tan head. Aroma and aroma of roasted coffee grounds, light chocolate, and booze. Finish is similar with pretty much only booze and coffee coming through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparf (257) - stersund, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Tappad 31/7, 2014. Komplex, mogen arom. Mycket vlbalanserade toner av melass, kaffe, malt och en ltt kryddighet. Alkoholen anas och det finns en svag ton av instngt rum. Fullstndigt svart och ogenomskinligt l, ett av de frgttaste jag sett under 25 rs provning! Enormt stor smak, kttig, malttung och med grsinfluerad beska. Kaffebnor och en avrundad kakao stter nyanserna mitt i prick. Enastende vl balanserad utan att bli ointressant. Hr finns en ngot fr stor stma med bara en touch syrlighet som ackompanjemang, en snyggt avslipad rostning gr sllskap med en halvtorr avrundning. Eftersmaken r diskret, lng och mycket angenm. vervldigande stor och fyllig kropp jag kapitulerar fullstndigt. Kolsyran r nstan overkligt elegant och lttar upp den stbemngda viskositeten perfekt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2140) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap. Poured a black color with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, bit of caramel and alcohol. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit with a bit of coffee and caramel in the background. fairly mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fully body, smooth, with a bit of alcohol and hopped feel. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (831) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2016
2014 bottle from my cellar. Pours black with nice tan foam that leaves heavy lace. Aroma is smoke, anise, black malt, booze, leather, and coffee. Taste is similar with a mild marshmallows, and dark and milk chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8137) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted, slightly spicy nose with dark fruit, dark chocolate, strong black coffee, dried figs, molasses and sweet liquorice. Malty, roasted, fruity taste with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, figs, treacle, molasses, liquorice and a generous cacao bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. A bit sweet, but really tasty and well rounded. Very nice.

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