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RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2006
On tap @ Brouwer’s Cafe. Pours a copper color with an amberish dark red hue to it. A slightly frothy tan head hugs the glass. Aroma brings a sweet fruit, lots of brown sugar, barleywine aroma, and malts. Flavor has very barleywineish taste to it while brings heavy loads of brown sugar, malt backing, and what seems to be cherries. Somewhat of a thick body with a small hop and sugar finish. I love me some brown shugga!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>DarkElf, thanks Stephen. Hazy copper-amber in colour. Medium sized off-white coloured head, lingering patchy lace. The aroma was of alcohol first, lots of piney hops, caramel, and biscuits. The flavour is a bit on the sweet side, noticable alcohol, dark fruits, caramel and toffee, light smoke. Chewy mouthfeel, medium/light body, high carbonation. Finishes warm and lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3499) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 BW #6. Bomber pours reddish brown with small head. Aroma is cherry alcoholic and extremely strong aroma all together. Good malt presence. Aroma is malty with a hint of tangerine-chocolate. Fine stuff but a bit thinner than I like.8/3/8/3/15.

rerate: Late 2006/early 2007 12 oz bottle. Poured into a large brandy snifter. Really not as good as the previous sample. Maybe its just too young or its a bad bottle/batch, who knows. But it barely resembles a barleywine. Aroma is vegetable alcoholic cheap cherry fruitiness. Amply hopped but its like the hops went bad. Taste is rather empty, mineral-like skimpy malt flavor. A bit thin, watery. Finishes like mineral water and over carbonated. 6/3/6/2/12. Keeping the first rating but will revisit again to see what is going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This baby pours a dark ruby red color with a brown head. The aroma is incredible--maple syrup and molasses for sure. The aroma is sweet, and so is the malt. The taste is very malty when it first hits your mouth, with the brown sugar coming through just enough. The finish has just enough hops to balance the sweetness. I found this beer to be very satisfying, and I would love to have it again."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3024) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
"Sweet Release" (whatever that means). Geez, Lagunitas sure doesn’t have much diversity. They’re all the same stuff: hoppy or higher abvs, or both. I mean, I’m ok w/ these, but where is the creativity? Poured a deep amber color with a brownish tint. Aroma was of hops, caramel malts. The flavor was an odd sweet flavor, some grapefruit with other citrus notes, and a touch of alcohol in the finish. The flavors are comparable to a DIPA. I dunnot, noting special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2006
22 Oz Bottle. Opulent aroma of wispy creamed malts and drenching caramels. Fruity and lightly complex. Again, reserved. There are raisins, figs and port aching and screaming to climb out of the aroma of this beer, but they’re bogged down by a slick heavy coat of sugary resin. A nice rim of lacy silk edges the snifter in ivory. Pour is a slightly too clear cranberry juice, with a hint of burnt sienna and an even hue. Flavor is a rich creamed malt with touches of caramel and what else, but light brown sugar. Really not that deep or exciting, honestly. Fairly one dimensional, here. Palate rides a slow train of candy and brazen fusels. Alcohol reads hot on the backend. And the hops are a unifying grassy Goldingsesque event. Smacks with more grass. I’m glad I drank this beside the Gnarlywine; it’s interesting to compare two very similiar beers from the same brewer and see that the other shines significantly. Regardless, Andy you know I love a shot at any Barleywine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bomber: Pours a nice amber-orange color. some serious fizzy carbonation rising to the top, creating a stiff just barely off white head, however small it may be. The aroma is hoppy, lemon, citrus, pine, floral, and bread dough. The flavor is sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, and to finish some bitter hops, just a touch. Smooth mouthfeel makes it easy to drink in addition to the balance they have achieved between the flavors. The taste and mouthfeel combination make the 10%abv dangerous!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (617) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Delicious! Strong! A 6 pack of this could cripple Bukowski. There’s something in these barley wines that makes me wanna put my dukes up and dulls any sense of pain. Trust me, you don’t want to have anything to do with that. I like this stuff. It’s very dangerous and sexy, all in one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 22, 2006
22oz bottle. Pours a medium red color with a white foamy head. Head receedes, leaving some decnet lacing lines, to a miniscule ring. Nose is big hops, some light caramel notes and some dates. Palate is a bit fizzy and carbonated. Flavors are hoppy and caramel with a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
Deep red in colour with a light head, low carbonation. Too sweet for my tastes and aftertaste is somewhat bitter. I did not enjoy this beer.

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