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Barrel-Aged Narwhal

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

  1. kirbmeist

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

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    knew it would but its still exciting
     
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    Is there an approximate timeline?
     
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  8. kirbmeist

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    haven't seen any yet but got my eye out now
     
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    AWESOME!

    ::looks at ABV::

    Damnit.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    yum yum gotta get me sum
     
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    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.
     
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    http://beeradvocate.com/ebf/friday
     
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    Nice, I would love to try this. But BB Bigfoot has my mouth drooling....
     
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    Cant wait....
     
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    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.
     
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    Here to hoping Tap&Mallet gets a keg for the SN total tap takeover coming in April
     
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    I hope it's better than Narwhal.
     
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    Bothering people? I just wasn't surprised this got released, that's all. Were you?
     
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    let me know what ya think if you do
     
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    I wish some of SN barrel goodies would make it my way, these keep getting my mouth watering
     
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    I didn't get as excited as other peoples about this beer, but that does sound interesting!
     
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    I'd move.
     
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    Given trends this makes sense (seem to be throwing everything into a barrel these days - not that I'm complaining). I shall partake.
     
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    What about a couple taps over in Chico Bill?
     
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    sf beer week?
     
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    That didn't take long. Why don't we just barrel age our parents while we're at it.
     
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    I demand you get a keg to Hunaphu Day at CCB! ;)
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO...... for Ohio's 12% abv cap.
     
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    lets hope the time in the barrels has mellowed the rough edges of Narwhal. (which is exactly what i expect BA Expy to be).
     
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    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.
     
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    fun fact about ohio: once you're here, you're never allowed to leave.

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