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RATINGS: 1726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2653) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a beautiful, coppery brown color with a two finger head that is somewhere between tan and off-white. Aromas are decidedly sweet and have a bit of a piney hops lingering in the background. Brown sugar sweetness mixes with some toffee flavors that dominate the front end of the flavor spectrum, only to give way to a generous dose of piney hops that drive you down the homestretch. Well done brew, but not going to be one of my staples any time soon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
350 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pretty golden orange color with a small white head. Good sweet caramel, alcohol, and candy aroma. Caramel, molasses, and abundant hops to the taste with a nice bitterness and alcoholic warmth in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Caramel liquer aroma,with a good dosing of grainy hop,taste is a very pleasantcaramel and maple with more hops and a growing alcohol presence. ,Sweet and bitter finish,The malt and alcohol dominance precludes any hope of this being any outstanding barleywine,but a bottle of this is a good computer companion

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2007
No head, sweet aroma, very light. Lightly hopped, spiced flavor. Brown sugar barely noticeable. Overall very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6004) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2007
For a barley wine, it is very light, very sweet. Not super strong and malty. But thatís fine. This is a drinkable beer for those who donít like barley wines and a nice easy barley for those, like me, who canít get enough of barley wines.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle from trade with Ty. Pours a light brown with little to no head. The taste is mostly a sweet smooth malt, some hops, citrus, cinnamon and apples, and some brown sugar. Itís a great mix that really blends together nice. No real notice of the alcohol. An easygoing drink with a lot to like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2007
The first bottle I tried was far too hot. It reminded me of an overcooked doppelbock. Subsequent bottles were quite a bit better, with huge but clean sweetness and a bit less alcohol. I did not notice the aggressive hopping that others report. Instead, I found the hops simply to be playing a balancing role, and playing that role rather well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2007
From bottle : Pours a clear dark copper color, with a small foamy off-white head that dies to a nice ring and lacing. Has a nose of nice sweet spicesí and some brown sugar. Taste is the best for a BW that i have had, probably cause there isnt as high of a alcohol content. The taste is sweet, and has some hops to it, also spicy. Palate is semi-thick bodied, and a little sticky toward the end. Pretty darn good i have to say.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 bottle. definitely the sweetest barley wine Iíve had. pours a deep red with no head. aromas of brown sugar - itís in there for sure. I was hoping for a stronger aroma though. hoppy, medium bodied, spicy on the palate.... very good. wonderful sweet and sugary aftertaste. I was looking forward to this beer after reading about it in DRAFT and it has delivered. Great beer.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Well this was interesting. It is definetly exactly what it says it is, so I canít claim to be taken unexpected. Its just not my thing - way way way too sweet. The sweetness actually hits right away, and it finishes dry which I was mystified by. Also, the 9.9% is very well hidden, by the taste I could have sworn it was under 5. I am all for pioneering ideas, but I wouldnt have guessed to be the kind of thing that travels via sixpack - its a little bit out there for me.


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