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RATINGS: 1440   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Very excited to try this one. The appearance is near black with an oily beige head. The aroma offers dark roast, full bodied coffee, molasses. The flavor follows suit. Thick and rich. A touch of dark fruit. Big time dark chocolates and a touch of cacao bitterness. Palate coating with moderate carbonation. Zesty finish. A really nice example of the style.


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Chill799 (4) - - SEP 22, 2017 does not count
Nice stout. Aroma is not very interesting. Just a nice stout beer aroma. Taste however is smooth and chocolatey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
pintbypint (3732) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2017
12oz brown bottle. 2016 release. Black pour with a nice low sitting tight bubbled brown head and moderate lacing. Nose has roast and chocolate malt, brown sugar. Taste is rich dark chocolate and cocoa with brown sugar, caramel. Finishes with dark chocolate, burnt malts and a hint of alcohol and some late bitterness. Actually very smooth for an over 10%, impy. Nice full mouth feel. Very well done.

3.7
thedm (6279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind an opaque black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was malty. The mouthfeel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt sweet brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

4.5
Fisler (608) - Bamberg, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2017
2016er Edition - fließt ins Glas wie Motoröl. In der Nase röstig, Zartbitter-Schokolade. Im Trunk unfassbar cremig, sehr schokoladig, süß, mittig holzig, rauchig, Röstmalz, hinten bitterer, verbrannt, aber lecker. Wahnsinnig geile Komposition, großartige Drinkability, absolutes Spitzenbier!

4
ttutony (927) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Jet black with a tan head. Potent roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Bitter hops. Great beer.

4.2
Bacchus66 (773) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Draft at the source. Pours thick black with a minimal tan head and lacing. Rich dark chocolate, deep smoky malt, dark roasted coffee. Full bodied, syrupy texture with a delicious, chocolate, roasty finish. This is the stuff, rapidly becoming a favorite. It’s hard to age them when they keep getting consumed :(

4.7
drmet (997) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2017
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,creamy,beige head S: -coffee,dark chocolate,roasted barley,syrupy,nutty,herbal T: -Follows the nose + caramel,burnt toast F: -medium carbonation -medium to full body -alcohol noticeable O: A Grade A Imperial Stout.

4.1
Stoned99 (1630) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
09.08.2016 bottles. Aroma: nice toffee, caramel, honey chocolate, alcohol extremely subtle tobacco. App: pitch black with small brown head leaving little lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, creamy, liquoreux with alcohol and moderate bitter finish. Overall: excellent. I’m sometimes amazed at how inexpensive beers and not barrels aged beers can taste that good. This is really a treat. So well done. Next time I see it I’ll make sure to buy lots for the upcoming winter or even next year. This beer is already one year old and it seems to be at its prime right now. I want more.

4.1
beerplace (1801) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
355ml bottle from Elzabeth Station. Bottled on 2016-08-23. Pours an almost black with a beige head. Aroma is leather, slightly fruity, some chocolate notes. Taste is moderately sweet, with similar notes. Good stuff.

4.6
Grzesiek79 (4362) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to JefVerstraete. Vintage 2014. Kompleksowe i ze sporym potencjale dojrzewania RIS. Moge wreszcie stwierdzic ze tu wysoka ocena nie byla sztucznie zawyzona, nareszcie jestem zadowolony z jakosci wysoko ocenionego piwa z US. A jak jest dokladnie, aromat mocno wyczuwalny, czekolada gozka, sporo kawy, naprawde jest wyczuwalna jakby swiezutkie i mocne espresso z ekspresu automatycznego. W smaku slodkawe na samym poczatku by po chwili poczuc bourbona w stylu Jacka Danielsa. Oczywiscie kawa, czekolada z 90% kakao i troche trufli. Wytrawne tez sie to wyczuwa. Oprocz dobrego smaku wyglad tez ladny, ciemno brazowa barwa bez zadnych przeswitow. Piana moze i srednia i nie znaczaca obecnosci na moim snifterze ale jest ciemna poczatkowo puszysta, z odcieniem zoltka jaja i gesta jak mgla w Smolensku. Kapitalny carski stout. Big Thanks Jef.


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