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RATINGS: 1435   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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3.9
stouby (4669) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Black with a brown head, no lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, notes of hones), medium hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter of dark malts and hops, light spicy of honey. Almost full body, quite flat. Uhm!!

4.2
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a medium deep creamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, nuts, citrusy and piney hops. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts, caramel and piney grapefruity hops.

3.9
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
29 Nov 2012, bottle. black, thick foamy head that fades fast. nose is mocha coffee and moderate alcohol, with bitter chocolate twinge. med body and mildly fizzy. there is a serious woody flavor that comes out in the taste. mocha or sweet black coffee, some tree bark, maybe spruce hops. very nice.

4.1
MrHangover (4610) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle as rail soda, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head on top. Aroma of coffee, nuts, dark sugar, caramel and even some old hops. Flavor is very sweet, strong alcoholic, some Port and wood influences. Long sweet aftertaste. Quite OK.

3.8
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Bouteille (merci Patrick). Un liquide brun presque noir. Un nez de chocolat, de tabac avec une superbe amertume qui transperce. Une bouche amère de chocolat rôti, de café torréfié et de houblon. Un autre superbe produit de la part de Sierra Nevada.

3.8
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Deep black brown body, moderate-sized tan head, streaky lacing. Nose is chock full of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and oddly, some citirc hops. Flavor is similar, without the citric bitterness. Nice mellow blend of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and roasted malts. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, mild bitterness and roasty dryness in the finish.

3.5
jsquire (4514) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Dark beer out of the bottle with a small brown head. Nose of alcohol, molasses, and chocolate. This is a hot beer with plenty of alcohol. Flavors of bitter chocolate, molasses and roasted grains. There is a long green hop finish and a lingering resin bitterness.

3.2
rondphoto (4466) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2014
taster @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black with a light, tan head cover, specks of lace. Taste is thick syrupy malt that adds a bit of a bitter edge in the palate, then moves to obvious warm alcohol in the finish. A strong sipper, although not a presentation I would pick - too much like cough syrup without complexity. Average.

3.8
VsXsV (4465) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, coffee, red berries, bread, biscuit and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate and red berries. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Balanced stuff.

3.9
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Summerlin, Las Vegas. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruity, coffee, roasty, some licorice and a hint of ash. Flavor is sweet roasted, chocolate and fruity, slightly spicy and smooth. A bit chemical finish.


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