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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


3.1
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.4
   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.

3
   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!

3
   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.

3.8
   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.

4
   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.

3.8
   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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