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RATINGS: 1463   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Poured dark amber out of the bottle with a sizable white head. Aroma had brown sugar and caramel plus courant, dark fruits and hops. Taste was wonderful with the balance being terrific. Mouthfeel was so malty and chewy. Perfect palate in my opinion because the body was thick. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2005
A deep dark brown color with a lot of molasses finish coming off the brew. A good strong head. This was a great beer and very strong but not to ones taste can you tell. The flavors of malt with a hint of hops where awesome. These are the best season beers. The strong malt notes are good and I like the ending flavor I could eat anything with this beer. Great Beer!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
only $2 for a deuce duece, I had to snag it, clear amber body with a lightly laced creamy head, syrupy brown sugar nose, hoppy sweet yeast flavor, crisp and dynamic, belgium stylee, wow I had no idea this was a brley wine, I just noticed that, huh, I thought this was a burley brown ale, that changes everything, this is the mildest barley wine I have ever had, hands down but itís flavor is delicate and delcious, that 9.9% is hidden remarkably well, though not very burly for a barley wine. this is different in a very tastey way. well worth a try

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Dark brown with a thin white head. Smells like brown sugar and molasses. Tastes the same, very VERY malty. Alcohol is hidden well but beer is just too sweet. Decent beer but I donít know why it is listed as a barleywine here, no barley taste at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1210) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Paid $4.49 for a 22-oz single. Pours murky brown with some ruby in there. Has an anch head, frothy and tan. Sweet fruity aroma, light, but itís there and quite pleasant. Mmm, very sweet fruitiness in the mouth- passionfruit & grapefruit. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Bottled. Pours a clear Amber/ copper color. This is a Barley Wine? It looks pretty light in color. Almost no Aroma. Wow, the flavor saves it! And thatís all that really metters any way, isnít it? Sweet flavor with some bourbon notes. Hoppy with some alcohol warmth. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
9er (74) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Fruity aroma, a balance between a citrus and passion fruit. Light amber in color, well balanced palatte similar to a sweet stout. A hint of robust hops at the back of he pallatte. Sweet return of amber and dark chocolate. Medium to heavy carbonation but settles well on the swallow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Warm brown color with small light brown head. Nose of caramel and light hops. Great flavor of the same, the balance is good with nice spice undertones. Finish is nice and clean with no alcohol aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
12oz beer. Served at 42į in my NB worthy glass. I guess 10 minutes out of the beer firdge is not enough to warm a beer. Oh well. Pours dark orange with a hazy head. Aroma is hops and alcohol? Some citrus, some perfume, smells tasty. Initial taste is honey followed by a good amount of hoppy goodness and a finish that almost burns the nose hairs. The beer is sweet and malty at first, but the hops and alcohol really dominate this beer.The hops are spicy and earthy, with a touch of citrus and the alcohol is a bit hot. There is also brown sugar and caramel flavors, but they are not as pronounced. The mouthfeel is better than average. This will probably get you messed up, but there are surely better ways to do it.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gilamonster24 (8) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - OCT 13, 2005 does not count
i really like this brew in the winter time because itíll warm you up on even the coldest of nights. pretty thick and a lot of kick doesnít take much to get your juices goin.


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