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RATINGS: 1462   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown to black with a medium sized dense tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate and some black coffee. The flavor is roasted malts, black coffee, dark chocolate with a hint of tobacco. At colder temps there was some alcohol, but that disappeared with warming. Overall, this was a fairly tasty and reasonably priced Imperial Stout.


3.9
GregMooreNH (161) - 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.

4.1
MKromhoutNC (26) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Good stout taste - thick, only slightly sweet, caramel coffee goodness. I think I'll drink the rest! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
herinmary (94) - RUSSIA - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Аромат поджаристый, солодовый, кофейный. Во вкусе хороший баланс жженого солода и кофе со сливками без лишней горечи и сладости, но и без изысков.

3.8
Vighals (4492) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Svart med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter salt lakris, noe pepper og kakaopulver. Fyldig. Smaker salt lakris, noe sitrus og kaffebitterhet, lett maltig sødme.

3.5
Thunderverb (125) - Visby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2017
Pours black with on head. Atoms of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and coca cola. High bitterness. Taste of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Decent.

4
Poobah (472) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Black with a tan head and an espresso, vanilla nose. Malty, syrupy and well-carbonated with a dark chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, somewhat dry finish. Some alcohol warming.

3.8
HULK777 (637) - - NOV 20, 2017
Aroma is vanilla, dry cocoa, cream, cake, and pie. Taste is coffee, chocolates, chocolate cream, and milk.

4.2
sharkydodson (1838) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 18, 2017
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, toffee, cocoa, brown sugar and robust... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of roasted malt, toffee, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and brown sugar... sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste...

4.1
lunka01 (8) - - NOV 16, 2017 does not count
hay, bread, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, resin, dough, leather, earthy, black, tan foam, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, oily feel, lively, long finish,

3.8
ccex (1370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2017
12 oz. 2017 bottle pours an opaque dark brown/black with small tan head and hardly any lacing. Aroma is not strong, but has lots of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and smoke. Taste is sweet with some bitterness in the finish, which is not as boozy as I thought it would be. Body is full with slight carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This one is deceptively easy to drink, A good Imperial Stout and one of the best brews I've had from this large brewery, but it's not one I'll remember until I see it on the shelves next year.


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