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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We aged our Narwhal Imperial Stout in barrels formerly used to mature rum. The influence of the wood transforms the rich malt flavors. deepening them with notes of molasses, raisin, and burnt sugar.

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4.1
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Rum is light and nicely infused here. Some roast and chocolate. A little booze in finish. Caramel. Pours black with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Snally.

3.8
radagast83 (8443) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Draft pour at Snallygaster 2016. Poured a stark, pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was a strong note of woody vanilla, rum notes. Dried dark fruits. Flavor was vanilla wood. Some smooth alcohol notes, but a touch more wood than I expected.

4
GenDV138 (7697) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2016
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Black with light tan head. Aromas of rum, chocolate, oak. Tastes of rum, oak, chocolate, licorice. Full body with a dry finish.

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Snallygaster. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rum, some coconut, chocolate, light coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coconut, some rum, light alcohol. Sticky full body, light acidity.

3.9
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at California Craft Beer Summit. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle and rum aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a rum finish and a warm alcohol trail.

4.8
Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Taps rich coffee sable with a fairly thick tan head. Aroma offers roast malt, rum, woody and chocolate tones. Flavor delivers rich roast malt, mocha, rum, woody and hoppy tones for a narwhal of a brewski. Full body has fizz to spare. Dive into one!

3.8
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2016
sampler and then a 10oz pour which poured almost black with tan head. the nose is of spice rum, chocolate, medium roasted malts hints of caramel. the flavor was ridiculously good. nice spiced rum and oak and the base of the narwhal with that chocolate was amazing. then you add the hints of caramel and roasted malts blended so well i could drink this all night long.

3.7
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Nearly black in color with some haze making it look a bit lighter, and a small tan head. Spiced rum, some oak, and a lot of chocolate. Has a bit of coconut to it, some caramel sauce, and toffee. Mild roasted malts and some Kaluha. Slight savory and alcohol notes to it on the finish. Alcohol becomes a bit more noticeable as it warms. Nice, but not the best of the barrel aged beers from them.

3.9
j12601 (13093) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the Torpedo Room. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Soy sauce, umami all over. Old wood, warm booze, vanilla. Medium-bodied, soft roast, warm alcohol. Sweet roast and warming alcohol. Roast, more umami and oxidized roast. Chocolate, cocoa, a hint of coffee. Big and roasty, warming alcohol into the finish. Long chocolate, roast, warming alcohol.

4.2
bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Tap at Torpedo Room. Last of the keg! Pours hazy dark brown with a tan smear. Aroma is rum and dark treacle. Very full bodied. Flavor is rum,heat, dark treacle, wood, earth chocolate.Finishes undry, but it doesn’t matter. Really delicious. Like rum!


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