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Barrel-Aged Narwhal

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by kirbmeist, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

  2. Yes, please.
    SnowFlowMfg and kirbmeist like this.
  3. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

  4. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (355) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    Oh nice. I really loved Narwhal. Would love to try this!
    SnowFlowMfg likes this.
  5. Did anyone not think this was going to show up at some point?
  6. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    knew it would but its still exciting
    jasonmason and fmccormi like this.
  7. Is there an approximate timeline?
    KevSal likes this.
  8. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    haven't seen any yet but got my eye out now
  9. BeerBuckeye

    BeerBuckeye Advocate (515) Ohio Oct 2, 2009 Verified


    ::looks at ABV::

  10. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

  11. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    Ohio yikes. Isn't there a petition on the board to change that law? I think i read it somewhere on BA the other day. Hopefully they get on that sooner than later.
  12. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    dont quote me on this but arent they having it @ EBF? narwhal is prolly my favorite imperial stout, im sure the BA version must be equally as amazing.
    Auror likes this.
  13. BeerBuckeye

    BeerBuckeye Advocate (515) Ohio Oct 2, 2009 Verified

    Yeah, State Rep has also agreed to sponsor a bill. But that also happened last year before it was taken out. Hopefully this is the year though.
    JohnnyMc and kirbmeist like this.
  14. yum yum gotta get me sum
  15. abecall98

    abecall98 Advocate (585) California Aug 11, 2007 Verified

    I'm loving how much ABV they are gaining on these barrel aging projects. I will definitely try to make it up to Chico to try this bad boy with my hommies. Loved the regular Narwhal, I have high hopes for this, especially after enjoying the BA Bigfoot.
    KevinGordon and kirbmeist like this.
  16. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

  17. JDizzle

    JDizzle Savant (455) Indiana Aug 24, 2010

    Nice, I would love to try this. But BB Bigfoot has my mouth drooling....
  18. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (570) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Verified

    Cant wait....
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Please stop bothering people. This is very obviously the beer releases forum, and is a post about a beer release.

    Also, ISO when it's bottled... SUPER EXCITE! Narwhal is awesome.
    KevinGordon, kirbmeist and Onenote81 like this.
  20. Here to hoping Tap&Mallet gets a keg for the SN total tap takeover coming in April
  21. I hope it's better than Narwhal.
    Schwantz, benbking and BGrider85 like this.
  22. Bothering people? I just wasn't surprised this got released, that's all. Were you?
  23. DStoked

    DStoked Savant (370) Ohio Sep 28, 2011 Verified

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  24. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    let me know what ya think if you do
  25. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    I wish some of SN barrel goodies would make it my way, these keep getting my mouth watering
  26. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I didn't get as excited as other peoples about this beer, but that does sound interesting!
  27. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (515) California Dec 11, 2010 Verified

    I'd move.
    WassailWilly likes this.
  28. Given trends this makes sense (seem to be throwing everything into a barrel these days - not that I'm complaining). I shall partake.
  29. Quickicks, HoustonZ33, libbey and 7 others like this.
  30. abecall98

    abecall98 Advocate (585) California Aug 11, 2007 Verified

    What about a couple taps over in Chico Bill?
  31. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (700) California Oct 17, 2010 Verified

    sf beer week?
    westcoastbeerlvr likes this.
  32. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    That didn't take long. Why don't we just barrel age our parents while we're at it.
    tobelerone likes this.
  33. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    I demand you get a keg to Hunaphu Day at CCB! ;)
    jmm380 and RyanSchwam like this.
  34. LiquidCucumber

    LiquidCucumber Savant (360) Ohio Dec 18, 2009 Verified

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO...... for Ohio's 12% abv cap.
    Bonis likes this.
  35. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    lets hope the time in the barrels has mellowed the rough edges of Narwhal. (which is exactly what i expect BA Expy to be).
  36. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,120) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Verified

    That really is a crime. In WI high ABV beers have the same low tax as low ABV beers, where as wines and other spirits are taxed at higher rates depending on the ABV. It's cool and all, but every single day the news has some one getting arrested for their 5,6,7,8,9,ect OWI.
  37. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (535) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Verified

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  38. cneville

    cneville Savant (300) Ohio Sep 16, 2010

    fun fact about ohio: once you're here, you're never allowed to leave.

    rather likes this.
  39. Spider889

    Spider889 Advocate (720) Ohio Mar 24, 2010 Verified

    They're probably one of a very select few that actually know and report the true abv of a beer like this. I'd wager most just estimate or use less precise gravity readings. Then again maybe SN only uses extremely wet barrels...
  40. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    thank you for the info bill. now i will try to bring my hopes down lol