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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A nice caramel leather color with a good sized head. Lots of hops in the nose. Big hops in the flavor with alcohol and some malr backbone.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjmc64 (19) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
From the bottle, pours an amber color with a creamy white head that lasts. The nose is both hoppy and malty at the same time. Mouthfeel is medium. The flavors are very complex. Forward malty sweetness, followed by citrusy hoppiness and finishing somewhat sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (474) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear copper color. Thin off-white head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is sweet, sugar, caramel and malt. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar, malty and some booze. I donít care for the hopping of this beer. Has a bright and fruity character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (398) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Clear cooper pour with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and toffee. Up front caramel, brown sugar, malt. Notable alcohol heat. Significant hop bitter tropical fruit finish. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hop__head (18) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Out of bottle. Very nice hoppy nose. Well balanced malt profile. Good lacing on glass. Great hop forward barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (119) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Medium brown.. Big balanced.. Medium roasted coffee, mild plum, earthy hops to balance... Mild plum brandy... The hops keep it balanced... nice big brew! Wait till next year... This brew rock!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, flight. Pours amber crystal. Great nose, malty, boozey. Warm inviting attack, malts, yeast, alcohol. lingering slow finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (395) - - DEC 20, 2014
Resiny, piney, grassy aroma. Pours a clear dark copper with a thick light tan head that fades very slowly leaving a thin coating on the glass. Pine, orange. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a sharp finish. Boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
A very interesting brew. Doesnít smell or taste like anything iíve had before. The brown sugar is definitely there, not sure what to think of this one just yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Damn great stuff from Lagunitas. This is somewhere inbetween Sucks and NightTime. Malt forward, without getting bready. Sweet, without getting cloying. Caramel, sugar. Hop forward, great balanced carbonation. Pours a beautiful brown-red. Itís one of the tastiest seasonals around. Lagunitas are really spectacular!


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