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RATINGS: 1419   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16111) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15776) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop, little vanilla and medium bitter with notes of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15328) - Snderborg, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15267) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Pauls tasting. Pours black with tan head. nose/taste of dark fruit, roast coffee, roast chocolate malt and Bakers cocoa. Slightly dry. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15000) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14463) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14325) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14263) - 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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