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RATINGS: 1647   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle sampled at Issac Newtons. Pours brown/bronze with a decent size beige head. Aroma of spices, alcohol, hops, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet, brown sugar, spices, alcohol, and a nice bitter hoppy kick. Good brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2007 22 oz bottle via Roths. Pours a hazy dark amber with a large beige head. Nose is mostly candy and some floral hops. Taste starts out with some sweet carmel, some spices, then quickly turns quite hoppy. Lots of orange in the finish/aftertaste. Alcohol makes it’s presence known in the finish as well, as it is a bit hot. Average carbonation. Full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2007
#1013, Bottle from Lunar Brewing Company while at the Feb 2007 Chicago Area Ratebeer Gathering. Special thanks to Emily (Beervana) for sharing this fine brew. Clear brown/dark with thin white head. Nose is sweet, suggary. Taste is lots of alcohol, very sweet and lots of good brown suggar like you would find on top of some sweet food. Crisp, good alcohol content.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2410) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Decent sized frothy off-white head of fine bubbles from a vigorous pour. Minimal carbonation. Sweet malty aroma with some brown sugar, a plethora of hops, and some spices. Hazy dark orangish brown in color. Flavor is sweet and malty. Nice and thick and chewey. Noticable alcohol warming and presence. A little hot on the tongue actually. More spices (nutmeg) and bunches of hops again. Kind of sprucey and piney. Finish is spices, warming and sweet and malty. A pretty good and hoppy barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Pours a deep, dark reddish-copper under a thick, off-white head that settles slow and frothily. Dusty citrics in the aroma, fairly large, with notes of cinnamon and touches of yogurt , pepper and stinky feet. Full-bodied with a dry finish. Alot of hop character is still apparent, with deep citric flavors leaning towards grapefruit. Malt base is thick but does not show the sweetness I expected... and deifintely takes a back seat to hops.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
pours a dark reddish brown with a nice thick head aroma of malt and citrus flavor of caramel malts with a metallic bitter alcohol finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Delicious and sweet as candy. Poured a deep brown and tasted of sweet sticky molasses. The name says it all. 1-up on any hot brown ale out there today. Pours dark, tastes real and finishes like it should. Sweet Release!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
some brown sugga ,lol, some molasses, some carmel and some sweetness, and some light cherry essence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Grapefruit, light pine, sweet maltiness, caramel, light spiciness, alcohol, and a light grassiness. Appearance: Dark reddish amber in color and clear. Light khaki head was full and creamy with decent retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Some sweet malt up front with notes of toasted bread, caramel, and a light cinnamon-like spice. Hops kick in assertively with grapefruit and pine. Also a bit of grass. Alcohol is noticeable and a touch hot. Bitterness is medium high, but doesn’t linger too long. Sweetness lingers past the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Lots of alcohol warming all over mouth. Overall: Pretty good beer. Mouthfeel seemed a little low and carbonation a little high. Still, a nice drink for the end of the night.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Very dark, with a nice hint of malts and caramel??? can definetly taste the hops.


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