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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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3.8
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. 2013 bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Black with a frothy light brown head. Roasty aroma with coffee liqueur, a bit of alcohol and a bit of cocoa notes. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with espresso, dark chocolate, liqueur notes and a bitter finish, roasty and hoppy. Rounded-mouthfeel. Very good.

3.5
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel, dried fruit and dark chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolatye, roastiness, coffee and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering roasty finish. Solid beer, but yet another Impy Stout (yawn)?

3.8
Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle at CP&K. It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, cake and cocoa powder. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, mild acidity, nice bitterness, earth, dark chocolate, vanilla and toast with dry, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Not the most complex imperial stout, but very drinkable. Tasty.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.4
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that lasts awhile leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt with coffee chocolate and booze with a bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a good Imperial stout from Sierra Nevada.

4.1
Borup (14332) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle from Super Best, Hellerup. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hops, dark dried fruit and licorice.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some cinnamon, light coffee/burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some dark chocolate, burnt, light cinnamon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

4.1
HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Strong chocolate notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very good.

3.8
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a powdery bitter chocolate, grassy molasses, wild grass. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate, powdery, coffee grinds, coconut, nice and smooth. Tasted at GRMs tasting.

3.9
Drake (13649) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. This beer’s 200th rating. Woot! Pours pitch black, not even any highlights, with a medium sized dark brown head. Average head retention. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, honey, nutty notes, big chocolate notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, cherry-like fruits, bitter piney hop finish. Medium-full bodied and smooth. Nice.


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