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RATINGS: 1467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Pours a beautiful amber honey color w/ a full, semi creamy froth that recedes to reveal a textbook example of brewers lace. Aroma is malty sweet w/ a mild hopsy boquet. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. A big malty backbone w/ a moderate sweetess balanced by a strict hopsy asprin agent that exposes itself early on and digs in. Nice! Citrus rind meets bit-o honey. Molases, leather, slight coffee bean, vanilla, caramel. A defined aclcohol presence is slightly annoying, tastes like celery. The finish is long w/ a lingering asprin burn. Very warming.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 14, 2006
red copper hue , nose of light hops , sweet and clean, taste is chewy with a sweet/ sour and metallic thing going on, sweet shugga finish, on of my personal favorites

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 I am becoming very fond of this brewer. Sample from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby chestnut color with a medium sized tan head and incredible lacing. The aroma is sweet and sugary with a grapefruity hop undertone. The flavor is sweet and sugary with brown sugar notes and elements of grapefruit and other ripe fruits. The fruitiness lingers on the long finish. Moderately thick. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2006
Aroma:pine hops,alcohol.... Appearance:Clear red-amber,good head... Flavor:alcohol,pine hops,caramel flavor......

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Poured a deep red with full head and good lacing. The best way to descibe this beer is balance. Very sweet and malty backbone with a perfect amount of hops to counteract. Alos a gentle spicyness that adds depth. Too sweet to drink a lot of, but well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
Bottle shared with tupalev, jerc, blankboy & HogTownHarry - courtesy of tupalev. Dark amber colour with a few little floaties. Aroma is quite sweet (brown sugar, natch) and warm, with a well hopped end note. Flavour is sweet as well, with some boozy warmth and hop bitterness coming through in the finish. A bit simple, but nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2006
Amazing nose of spice, malt, perfume, fruit, flowers, & oddly enough, brown sugar. This brew pours from the bottle a dark copper with ruby highlights. The large frothy beige head has good retention and lacing. This brew has exceptional balance. The somewhat warm middle finishes with a bold intensity. The full body is dry and soft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Pours a dark amber with a small head. Nose is Fruity with hints of brown sugar (duh). Flavor is a bit bitter, which I wasnít expecting. The borwn sugar and malt flavors are definately there too. The alcohol is well hidden behind the other strong flavors. Good, but more bitter than what I normally drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, GregClow, and Jerc, my bottle obtained in a trade with Presario (thanks). Really nice sweet and alcoholic aroma - lots of brown sugar (no really). Golden/dark brown, small white head. Lovely burning alcohol in taste, and very sweet (and a little burnt sugary). Nice and simple and straightforward but very well done. Just a nice sweet alcohol sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a cloudy dark amber with tons of sediment and a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, brown sugar, hops and alcohol. Flavour follows the aroma, itís sweet with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Itís simple and perhaps not complex enough for a Barley Wine but I enjoyed it and would gladly have it again.


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