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RATINGS: 1457   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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3.7
fonefan (48579) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, alcohol, dark dried fruit, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, dark roasted, roasted, plums, alcohol, molasses. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130216]

3.7
yespr (44698) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is toasted malty and chocolate. Dark malty, alcohol and sweet. Liqourice and chocolate. Dry and hardroasted malty finish.

4
Ungstrup (37216) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, alcohol, and light notes of exotic fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa beans, alcohol, roasted malt, citrus fruits, hops, and hints of coffee, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.9
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel ad dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of alcohol and hops. Roasted finish.

3.7
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Bottled. More or less pitch black colour with a brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, some raisins, toffee, caramel and some slight alcohol. Flavour is raisins, some roasted malts as well as some toffee and mild alcohol and coffee.

4.1
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.7
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an opaque black with a smallish beige head. Intense aroma of dark dried fruit and vanillaish roast. Rich body, quite some thick sweet licorice and plummy fruit. Warming alcohol finish. 160213

2.6
omhper (24959) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget. Near black, small head. Treacle and notes of licorice up front. Fairly sweet with medium-full body and rounded, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Molasses and caramel, syrup and coffee. Heavy and quite unrefined.

3.5
madmitch76 (24359) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is slightly viscous and dry. Rich malt, licorice and aniseed. Touch of coffee. Trace of tangy dark fruits. Some roast bitterness. Dry finish, Unremittingly dark and dry. Tasty but hardly the world class beer some would have you believe.

4.1
Travlr (24260) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Draft. Black color, thick brown head with decent retention. Aroma of bitter cocoa, caffe macchiato. Taste is vanilla, intense milk chocolate, chicolate covered espresso beans. Delicious.


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