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RATINGS: 1524   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very clear dark amber color with a light brown head on top. Aroma is full of caramel, fruit, hops, and brown sugar. Flavor is full of fruit with a syrupy sugary tastes. The sweetness is countered with a hoppy bite at the end, somewhat metallic. Not a bad beer but to me the flavor really tells this was a beer that was accidentally made.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2006
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. Carmel, brown sugar, fruity and hoppy nose. Medium bodied and lots of hops sweet carmel, malt, brown sugar, and a piney hoppy bitterness. It just seemed like a weird combination to me, I didnít even know this was a barley wine at first but I thought it was some crazy hopped up brown ale. After time Iím a little used to the hops and this becomes more enjoyable, but overall not my cup of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Thanks to Santa for this one. Pours a great deep coppery ruby color, with a perfect 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, heavy fruit, hops, cabernet. Tastes rich, medium bodied, and complex on the tongue, with taste notes of canned peaches, pears in syrup mixed with hops, plus some plummy and caramel malty notes. This one has well hidden alcohol, and reminds me of a crisper, better attenuated version of Avery Hog Heaven. Iím just glad that this beer, like Beethoven, wasnít aborted.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Red copper body with good creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet brown sugar and molasses with hints of pine. Although the head was nice and creamy, the beer had a rather thin mouthfeel. Flavor was very sweet but a little hoppier than I like my barley wines.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear garnet colored body under a creamy fine bubbled light brown head. Generous amounts of visible carbonation, and nice lacing. Aroma is thickly malty with lots of resiny sticky smelling hops. Moderate alcohol, toffee, light smoke, candied dark fruits, and brown sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and just loaded with brown sugar. The resiny bitterness comes in on the finish, but doesnít cut all the way through the sweetness. Quite friuty with moderate alcohol, and still that touch of smoke. Mouthfeel started out a little fizzy, but when allowed to breath a while much of that excess carbonation seemed to blow off. Thick, full bodied, and slightly cloying by the end of the glass. Overall, very interesting and definately different. I could have gone for more malt and less of the sugary sweetness though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2006
good ruby/brown translucence. all malts. alcohol surprisingly absent. pretty good, thick palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a nice amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is ultra smooth, sweet and slightly hoppy. This is an interesting and tasty beer with lots of flavors happening with the malts winning out in the end. The alcohol is present in tasting but not overpowering. An exceptional brew! Easily my favorite Barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottled, served in a snifter. Pours a clear but dark and rich crimson red color, a small ring of white foam sits around the top. Aroma is salty, dark malts Flavor is sweet, a slight pine hop kick adds to the depth of the malt aand dark fruit aspects. Iím not sure about this one. Tasty but lacking a definitive charachter or identity. Kind of like 100 others Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle. Sweet aroma of bing cherries and currants with a slight hop smell that I could not recognize. Thin head. Good flavor with the alcohol hiding well in the taste. A little sticky mouthfeel and very mild. Smooth example of a pretty good barley wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3832) - - NOV 19, 2006
copper/amber with a small cream colored head. sweet, malty, hoppy. a good blend of flavors. sticky palate. nutty aftertaste. lots of hops. very similar to the copper ale. not exactly a barley wine to me, but whatever.


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