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RATINGS: 1446   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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3.8
BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Black with thin tan head. Faint chocolate aroma and a little fruity alcohol. Taste of coffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice and some alcohol. Quite smooth and well balanced but I was expecting something a bit more robust.

4.4
jjsint (3436) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle originally from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Black as any beer I’ve ever seen. Not a lot of carbonation and what there is dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate and pine resin. Wow, very hoppy for an imply stout and absolute heaven on the nose. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish, more hoppy - almost floral - flavours coming through along with the normal chocolate/coffee/liquorice flavours so common in strong stouts. This is a masterpiece.

3.6
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
The head is robust, body black. It smells darkmalty, thick, a bit alcoholic, maltaromatic, Taste is roasty, maltaromatic, roasty, coffee, a bit alcoholic. Good! 11/12/11/11/12/12

3.4
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, chocolate, malty aromas. Thick, chocolatey, roasty, malty, brown sugar flavors.

3.9
hallinghansen (3409) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Black body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, smoked sausage?. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Nice.

4
Capa (3400) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours the color of used oil with a ring of brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, molasses, booze. Chewy body. Flavor has loads of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, booze, sweet malt, and a bit of dark fruits. Great for the cold weather.

3.8
dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Dark and roasty, chocolate and coffee, all amped up to a wonderful degree. Thank you sir, may I have another?

3.5
thorongil2 (3370) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
(tap) clear very dark colour with a small brown head; aromas of roast, smoked fruit; rich and balanced flavour, slightly thick palate

3.7
baraciisch (3349) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Deep black with tannish head... Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol... Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, alcohol is very prevalent in this... Decent, a little too boozy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
jb (3348) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
It is a bit rough around the edges, alcohol is pretty hot, finish is dicey. This is a middle of the road IS. Got it at Wegmans in Erie.


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