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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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Barrel-Aged Narwhal is our deliciously dark Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Barrel aging is a strange science; it mellows some characteristics of the original beer while intensifying others. Narwhal’s aggressive roastiness has calmed, but the rich, chocolate-like malt backbone is brought to the fore. Black as midnight, this intense stout is complex with notes of cocoa and espresso balanced with hints of vanilla and toasted coconut from the oak casks. Nearly as rare as it’s nautical namesake, try Barrel-Aged Narwhal while you can because like the creature itself, it will soon dive into the depths and leave nary a trace behind.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Whiskey aroma up front with some vanilla and dark fruit. Licorice, oak, chocolate, caramel, and a touch of booze. Nice chocolate flavor, some fudge, whiskey, and vanilla. Roasted malt, caramel, licorice, and some dark fruit sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11815) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours dark Brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is heat, bourbon, light wood. Full bodied. Flavor is dark treacle, wood, bourbon, and a hint of heat. It’s a delicious ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet chocolate and vanilla wood alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at Toronado, SD, 12/11/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgework. Nose is rich dark fruits, light charr, bourbon well represented, chocolate, brown sugars. Taste comprises woody BA licks, coconut, Dark Chocolate Bounty Bar, liqourice, spice, rich chocolate, Bourbonics. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent BA impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A dark imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, beautiful sweet chocolate malt with coffee grind, vanilla, bourbon barrel, licorice, burned wood, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with cherry blossoms, rhum, vanilla bean, molasses, alcohol warmth, beautiful. Bottle at Thirsty Monk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, roastiness, bitter chocolate, coffee and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, bourbon, roastiness and light coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, alcohol notes, bourbon, oak, prunes and figs with earthy hops, dates and licorice. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, light alcohol, light hops and bitterness, bourbon notes and oak with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, toasted coconut, coffee, cocoa and roast chocolate. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a quick, off-white head. The aroma is an ensemble of bourbon, cocoa and alcohol. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is burnt and boozy - still pretty rough around the edges. Scorched, alcoholic, carbonic finish. If I had another bottle, I’d sit on it for a couple years.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Nearly black in color, bubbly brown head. Expert barreling here! Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, hazelnut, roasted marshmallow. Really good!


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