RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2013
This beer is so thick I’m fairly certain that no odors can escape it’s liquid embrace. But the taste is amazing, with some serious chocolate and roastyness throughout. The finish is thick with low bitter hops that offset the sweet malts. Great Great beer.

beskid (523) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2018
2016 bottle. Aroma is roast, dark fruits, chocolate, really solid. Texture is watery but taste is nice, moderately sweet, lots of coffee, dark cherries, plums, some marzipan. Warming finish.

ngunity (183) - - FEB 23, 2018
From bottle 15 mins out of fridge, pours very dark with a hint of rich brown in the light and a medium sized small bubbled tan head. Aroma is big with rich booze and dark fruit, maybe date or currant. Drinks very smooth with the alcohol nicely in the background. Not as much complexity as I would have thought and not getting much chocolate or coffee. Some late notes of roast and boozy warmth. Booze became more prominent as the beer warmed up

tompete (371) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2018
Pours light black with a fine light brown head. Aroma is burnt malts and chocolate. Flavour is bitter and roast sweetness. Finish is bitter and slightly thick and coating.

hayayoshi (32) - Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2018
Smells of dark chocolate, bread, roasted malt and ink. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Little carbonation. Can really taste the molasses, coffee roast, charred toast, nuts, malts, and bitter chocolate. The flavors are complex and makes it easy to drink for the alcohol %. Chocolate malts become more present as the beer warms up and it sweetens.

vinivini (3307) - Gomel, BELARUS - JAN 16, 2018
Bottle. Misty deep brown to black. Beige head. Aroma: big malts, roast, molasses, esters. Vinous. Medium to full body. Taste: light sweet. Rich maltiness. Dried fruit. Port wine. Some caramel. Well-hopped. Perfect. That's what I mean by a classic imperial stout.

jmgreenuk (10697) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 15, 2018
12 fl Oz bottle, 2013. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasty caramel malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate, big liquorice. The flavour is moderate sweet, liquorice bitter with a rich oily roasty malt, alcohol, hop bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

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SONOFWODEN (77) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Another great one from Sierra Nevada. This is head to head with Old Rasputin. Narwhal pours with a thick, cream-colored head that hangs around nearly to the end. I definitely pick up dark cocoa, roasted coffee and a very slight sweetness. Celebration Ale and Narwhal are a great left jab and right hook for Late Fall and Winter. I am not a Sierra promoter -- but -- I picked these up about a month apart and they really hit the spot for this time of year!

snowcrash000 (183) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 Pours a pitch black coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells wonderfully of rich milk chocolate, with notes of caramel, coffee and a hint of dark fruits. Taste follows the nose, with an outstanding, smooth and rich milk chocolate taste and notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits and just a hint of licorice. Light bitterness and and a very rich, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. I think this ages incredibly well. I had a 2016 bottle and the chocolate was so rich and smooth, while the bitterness seemed pretty light. I'd take this over Old Rasputin any day, which is more coffee-forward, sweeter and has a much worse mouthfeel, in my opinion.

GregMooreNH (490) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Pours deep, dark brown with a thick, dense head that lingers. Aroma is chocolate, roast and the distinctive magnum hops. Taste is chocolate, toffee and roast - each working in slowly. Finish is smooth coffee flavor. A very good imperial stout.

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