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RATINGS: 1472   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
Desverger (14688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
Bottle at home sourced from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - black pour with a tan head. Dark roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste with coffee, chocolate, caramel, treacle, hoppy backing, dark dried fruit, some earthy charred burnt malty notes in the finish. Solid.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (14580) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast and coffee malt with raisins, prunes, licorice, and oak with pine and herbal hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
Lubiere (14563) - 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.

4
Dogbrick (14510) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 11/08/2012. This beer pours a dark brownish-black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of licorice. Full-bodied with a roasty character of coffee and chocolate malt, along with a bit of dark fruit and anise. The finish is roasty with a burnt malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
Drake (14492) - 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.

3.3
crossovert (14433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Not my fave. It is a bit boozy. The flavor of it is hard to describe, not ashy or super fruity but like a mix of both in an odd way.

4.1
Christian (14187) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Vintage 2012, end of 2013. Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted aroma of licorice, coffee beans, caramel and dark sugar, with quite a bit of alcohol showing. Thick and sweet flavour with licorice and burned notes, and plenty of hop presence and a bit of warm alcohol. Classic American imperial stout, in no need of barrel aging and rare coffee blends...

3.6
argo0 (14128) - 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.

3.6
bierkoning (14026) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
2014 bottle. Almost black, opague. Malt, roast and a hint of licorice in the aroma. malty salty flavor with roast and licorice. Hint of chocolate. Pleasant, slightly alcoholic beer.

4.1
slowrunner77 (13912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Excellent! Pleasant surprise when i saw this in a 4-pack when I had assumed I’d be plunking down $8 for a big bottle. Big roasted malts on the nose, with some evergreen hops, dark fruit, cocoa, and coffee. Flavor much the same after a big but very very smooth mouthfeel. 4.1-42 on this one - I’ll start low but may up my score with a bottle to myself. Yet another hit for Sierra Nevada!"


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