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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Friend got bottle at Holiday wine in Escondido I believe. Big huge stout chocolate richness and coffee overtones. Boozy in a enjoyable way. Slightly under carbonated but I enjoyed it that way. Perfect brew in my opinion.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (779) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
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, Fantastic

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
abergdahl (176) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Ohh aroma full of chocolate, leather and goodness.. Black with a thick brown head.. Really nice The taste... Wow so rewarding, it’s chocolate, oak.. Just greate and complex The aftertaste is big full some coffee, full very smooth mouth feel.. A great beer... Nothing I miss, a amazing imperial stout..

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Chocolate, vanilla, oak. Great bittersweet flavours. Very long length. Very elegant in the glass.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose has some sweet bourbon and vanilla/brown sugar notes, along with a nougaty milk chocolate. Tastes really big and robust with big sweet dark chocolate flavors, a bit of charred oak, some caramelly bourbon, a light kiss of vanilla and brown , and a touch of mocha java. Ermahgerd amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (2041) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aromas of vanilla, subtle coconut, sweet bourbon, grilled cherry, subtle booze. Black with a lasting small tan ring of head foam. Dark chocolate, char, bourbon, earthy. Full bodied.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
therealcolby (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
Pours coal black with a two fingers of a thick, tan head. The nose is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and booze. The taste is consistent with best BA Stouts: complex with strong notes of coffee, chocolate, oak, and subtle vanilla booziness. its a perfect dessert.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pedro_Pinho (155) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
Pours pitch black liquid with a mocca head. Aroma is dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste reflects the aroma. Very smooth, well balanced and with an alcohol finish. Would buy again if it woundn’t be for the price. One of the best imperial stouts I had.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at the barrel-aged tasting at World Of Beer-Cherry Creek in Denver, CO during GABF week. Black pour with a foamy khaki head. Wonderful aroma of German chocolate cake, vanilla, and oak. The taste does not disappoint; rich chocolate and coffee blend with bourbon and oak for a great imperial stout. Incredibly smooth for a beer of this complexity and ABV. An outstanding beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Beautiful opaque color, thick brown head. This is really quite excellent. Thick and roasty, with notes of dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla, I don’t really get much coffee, which makes me happy. Also, while it’s strong, it doesn’t have that alcoholic flavor. Great stuff.


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