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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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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.

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!

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
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.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
tap at Sierra Tap House Reno. Narwhals typical black pour. Slightly oily texture. Smooth, and somewhere between warming and hot. Sweet, but not too sticky. The rum is nice, though I prefer the bourbon barrel aged.

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.

4.1
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 (8446) - 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 (7698) - 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.

4.2
Strykzone (7624) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Corked and caged bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A black beer that has just a little tan foam. Rum jumps out in the aroma during the pour. The flavor also has some fairly big rum but it is well balanced on several legs. Chocolate is rich and sweet, vanilla, earth, dark malts, and some alcohol. A hint of floral hop notes and tobacco. Then cinnamon and coconut. This beer is so very filling and it feels like I have eaten a large meal after drinking a bottle. This is very good. I love the complexity and the balance of it.


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