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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2007
12 oz bottle, pours a crystal bottom red with little head.. smells very unique, sweet yet musty with almost a nutmeg scent.. initial taste, is that of a bitter sweetness and slight numbness to the tongue.. the sweetness is almost too much and doesnt match the aroma as I was disappointed in the initial taste, finishes decent with a warm overtone of malty sugar, bit much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12oz stubby. Pours dark golden with a small white head that dissolves into a white ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is strong and malty, sweet, vanilla, oaky, maple syrup. Taste is a bit of a let down after the nice aroma. It’s nice and smooth but a bit watery compared to what I was expecting. Alcohol is hidden well. Nice but could have been better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear copper in color with a thin sheet of off-white head. Sweet raw sugarcane, malt, and lgiht earthy hops on the aroma. Very little alcohol on the nose. A lot of maltiness on the taste with enough hops throughout the taste to provide a tingling citric character. The finish is sweet but not cloying. A good balanced BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a one finger mostly lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of citrus hops. Taste is sweet caramel, brown sugar, and spicy hops. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and a sweet finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (967) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottled. Very syrupy pour into a tulip, just some faint white lace and carbonation; no head at all. Clear red-copper color. Heavy, sugary caramel and the brown sugar dominates the aroma, with mild hops resin. Nice bittering flavor, but this beer is a near sugar-bomb. Maltiness and the sugars took this beer just a step too far. Slight yeast notes and citrus, yet the hops finishes things off quite nice. Warming alcohol tones in the finish, with a thick syrupy mouthfeel. Needs balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Hmmmm. Wha happen? Not the thick, sweet brown Shugga goodness I was expecting! High alcohol taste. GIMME SOME SHUGGA BABY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2007
I thought this was bad. It had a nice hoppy flavor up front, pretty sweet, but then it took a dive bomb. Finish tasted salty, like soda water. Not pleasant at all. Didn’t even want to finish the bottle. They should’ve aborted all the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Brownish in the pour with a hoppy aroma. The flavors come off as hoppy with a bit of sour fruit and citrus. Finishes warm with some bitter. Pretty neat overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Pours a dark orange with a little off white head that endures until the end. Smells of a sugary cereal. It tastes like the sweetest IPA due to the high hop content. Highly sweet. Highly hoppy. A dream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Aged a little over a year. Pours a hazy amber burned orange with 2 fingers of pearl head that dies slow and leaves sheets of lacing. Smells of dried dark fruit, sweet malt, a hint of spice. Taste is sme as smell with a kick of tasty hop at the end. Reminds me a little of a SN Bigfoot. Medium in the mouth with ample carbonation. High drinkability and the ABV is not existant. Delicious brew.

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