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RATINGS: 1465   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of beerguy101 via trade. Caramel aroma with a moderate citrus hop presence. Maybe a hint of brown sugar. Pours a bright transparent amber with an off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Nice lacing. Caramel and light banana bread. Again, maybe only a hint of brown sugar. Finishes moderately hoppy but something with the hops just seems off. I don’t know what it is, but they just don’t blend right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Copper color with off white head. Aroma is acidic, slightly sour, loads of caramel, fairly sweet, fairly strong alcohol notes. Flavor is malty, bready, with burnt caramel, sticky, chewy, pretty sweet, with a healthy bitterness in the finish. A decent barleywine, on the sweet side, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Slightly hazy brown coloured body with a smallish tan head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, strong nuts, alcohol, pit fruits and what else - brown sugar! Medium-bodied; Nuttiness strong up front with a mild sugar and malt flavour coming strong behind. Aftertaste shows more character with pit fruit, alcohol and some light vanilla. Overall, not bad at all for a brown, but not my favourite style, so some more interesting characteristics were lacking far behind. Worth trying, especially if you like browns. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 06-February-2005, Super Bowl Sunday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Caramelized brown sugar and leafy green tea in the aroma. Clear copper body is ringed by a shy, off-white head. Caramelized, almost burnt brown sugar and leafy, green tea in the tannin-full flavour along with spicy, peppery, spinach-like herbal tones and a strong bitterness. Medium-full body with moderate yet soft carbonation. Sweet and syrupy, yet somehow seems dry. Bottle enjoyed with CapFlu, Goldorak, Joey_Capps, Olivier_MTL, Lubiere and MartinT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
(22oz bottle) Pours a near headless top on a very orange brown body. White flakes floating within. Nose is mildly butter. Maple syrup and the 9.9% give a strong kick but the malt is lacking. Many thanks to MartinT for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Couleur orangée aux reflets allant vers le brun cuivré. Mousse beige mi-abondante et plutôt diminuante. Comme quoi elle porte bien son nom, sucre d’orge, cassonade, bonbon et dessert au sucre et plus de sucre nous détournent complètement l’attention des houblons à caractère de citron. Très sucrée en bouche, quelle surprise!, laissant, en arrière plan, les houblons épicés, le poivre et les feuilles de laurier de reposer. Carbonatation très active et piquante semblant essayer de propulser davantage ce monstre sucré.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
Tawny colored, with a head retention that I found superior than in most Beers of this style. Aromas I detected were candi sugar, and those barley sugar lolipops I loved as a kid (sucre d’orge). Beyond the obvious malt sweetness and alcohol prickliness, this Beer had a woody, green leaf mouthfeel, it left a acidic sensation that reminds me of an arugula and spinach salad. It canceled out most of the cloying sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2005
dark copper color. quick foamy light tan head. hoppy aroma. a caramel malt too. flavor is bourbon, deep malt, a little sweet & sticky. alcohol finish. thanks JimMack04!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
The Lure:
Apricots, cranberries and a heap of sugar complacently bathing in a wooden barrel with an alcohol residue at the bottom. A nutty touch and sweet chocolate reveal a little more depth, but the sweetness here does not appear to necessarily have come from the malts.

The Festivities:
Powdery sugar and nuttiness are propulsed by a strong effervescence. Dried caramel and brown rum sweetness are backed by a building wooden hop bitterness and citrus hop flavors. Another unique creature from the Lagunitas lab, but I’m sure not I can be enamoured of this one.

Too much crust in the pie can detract me from reaching decadence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
opened by jimmack at his gathering, a reddish brown hue with thin white lacine, smells of sweet caramel, bit of citrus and some sugary sweetness as well. flavor is sweet and tangy, lots of malts and only a tad of hops. thought the aftertaste was a bit tart, but the body was very smooth and easy to drink, just a little too tangy.

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