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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 Nevadaís High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold Ė with notes of bakerís 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
mcberko (17205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma of dry cocoa powder, light roasted malt, and a mild lactic quality. Flavour brings out quite heavily roasted malt upfront, followed by sweetened chocolate malt and some noticeable hop presence combined with harsh roast on the finish. Fairly standard impie with a harsher than normal roast character. Easily drinkable and satisfying. Great stuff.

3.8
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a dark, dark brown body, looking clear, and topped by a dense, small, light beige head. Sweetish, bready, caramel maltyness in the aroma, with licorice hints. Some molasses and alcohol. Itís full-bodied and warming, with soft carbonation. Lasting flavor with roasted notes, molasses, bread hints and caramel. Some roasted bitterness. Hints of coffee. After a good while, the hoppy bitterness chimes in, lasting for a long time. A complex and tasteful beer well worth a revisit. 130216

3.8
jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours black with tan head. nose/taste of dark fruit, roast coffee, roast chocolate malt and Bakerís cocoa. Slightly dry. Medium body.

3.6
brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Almost black in color with a nice khaki head. Very strong roasted malt and coffee notes. A bit of burnt sugar, some licorice, molasses, earthy hops, and a strong cocoa character. Surprisingly bitter with a heavy roast, coffee, and hop flavor profile. Tons of dark chocolate, molasses, and only a mild toffee sweetness. Some earthy tons, licorice, and a hint of alcohol on the finish.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roast, chocolate and mild honey. Sweet and vinous. Charcoal notes. Long finish

3.9
MiP (15650) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle, 10.2%. Creamed coffee aroma, hint of smoke. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour starts off sweet with a fruity and sweet hop note. Turns salty and roasted with a late cream note. Late alcohol bitterness along with the bitterness of roast barley. Powerful, but fairly well-balanced. Gets rather boozy when nearing the end of the bottle.

4.2
Benzai (15460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015 Bottle [from trade with mista] @ home. Opaque black color, medium sized brown colored head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, slightly mocha, some coffee, roasted malts and chocolate bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, suitable carbonation.

3.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home - white head. Pitch black - brown head. Chocolate, nice bitterness, light spicy, nice bitterness, dark choclate, light boozy, honey sweetness, thick oiley body, dark dark chocolate.

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bhensonb (15094) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown/black with a foamy very dark tan head. Aromas of dark milk chocolate, treacle and perhaps a little coffee and spice. Full bodied. Flavor is dark, dark milk chocolate, some coffee, hints of treacle and hop spice. Finishes bitter and nitty gritty. Excellent beer.

4
gunnfryd (14828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sugar, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, sugar, hop, molasses. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, sugar, hop, licorice, molasses, nuts, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.


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