gopherfan99 (1057) - CROATIA - NOV 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; pours black with a thin tan head; aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roast malt with hints of vanilla and wood; taste is mostly sweet with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla with a touch of wood; finish is dry and slightly bitter with chocolate and coffee notes; excellent
tsd08460 (387) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: licorice, bourbon, caramel, roasty,
Appearance: clear black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, bourbon
Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
DearBeer2013 (93) - - NOV 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate with a bit bitternes. Can defenitely taste the alcohol..........................
sinfull (1197) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with thin beige head . Rich aroma of chocolate, coffee , vanilla and wood. Sweet taste with smooth roasted bitterness and hint of alcohol. Warming , bourbon finish . Great for sharing with a friend.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and oak.
bubblehouse (936) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really complex. The barrell aging comes through a lot in the nose but the flavor is really rich with just a hint of bourbon.
natejgood (439) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a satisfying dark color. Not quite black, but very close. Head is substantial and a nice mocha color. Aroma of overripe cherries and burns. Maybe some fennel in the aroma as well. Flavor is very chocolatey. Extremely rich with hints of caramel as well. This is almost like a desert beer but has enough body and flavor that it isn’t overly sweet. I only started to notice the bourbon flavor after the first couple of sips. Nice creamy texture in the mouth too. This beer is a pleasure to drink and kicks it up a step form the regular Narwhal, which is also delicious. This is one of the best big beers I have had in a long time.
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as hell with a thick, foamy, light brown head that stays long. Nose is boozy, with heavy nougat, fig, and date notes. Taste is quite sweet, but nicely balanced: notes of umami, caramel, burnt sugars. This is a remarkably good brew.
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rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beast of a beer. Pours black with some tan head and limited lacing. Nose is coconut and vanilla and milk chocolate. Flavours of coconut, espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla, graham crackers. Taste big sweet big bitter. Full silky/creamy body with medium carbonation and big alcohol burn to the finish.
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October 30, 2015 - bottle that the wifey just picked up from MGM yesterday. Black pour with a nice amount of head that didn’t stick around for long. Aroma had some cocoa, vanilla and mild bourbon; wood came out as it warmed. Taste had a bit of the roast, but strong on the cocoa with some vanilla. The bourbon was mild, but most noticeable in the finish. Drinking this side by side with the regular Narwhal from 2012 and 2015 and the BA is best.