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RATINGS: 1467   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1483) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
A little darker golden almost dark amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt up front with a little citrus and some bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a caramel pine like note. Interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (978) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear medium yellow color, full lasting frothy off white head. Moderate flower and pepper aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor with a sweet finish and medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (756) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
A great looking beer dark yellow colour clear with a large creamy well laced fully lasting head. Aroma of plums, fruit and a trace of allspice. Sweet with a fruity flavor of plums. Medium body with an oily flat palate with a fruity palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barnoloid (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Hugely sugar forward. There is a sweet/smoke profile here that hits you upon pouring. A good strong ale, benefits from being enjoyed in small quantities as it packs quite a punch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (133) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Klar äppeljuicefärgad vätska med lätt, vitt skum. doft av knäck och tropiska frukter. Rostad och relativt fruktig smak med bra beska.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2014
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored sudsy head that lasted for a good while, finally reducing down to a thin film and large collar with good streaky lacing.

The aroma was boldly sweet upfront with sweet bread malts, light pine and citrus hops and a sweet doughy yeast along with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), a dark fruity ester (figs and dates) and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was extremely malty sweet with a big caramel presence from the start to the finish, progressing with a moderate hoppiness, a slight citrus peel bitterness, a mild yeasty appeal and a strong presence of fruit along and ended with overwhelming alcohol taste. The flavor lasted a bit long in duration, with the bitter sweet alcohol taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and a bit syrupy in texture with an almost medium carbonation.

Overall this was an impressive Barley Wine, with the fruity sweetness being balanced very well by the somewhat bitter hoppy flavor. This did take a little off the huge alcohol presence, but just a little... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (861) - PERU - APR 18, 2014
Pours beautiful copper with big, bubbly carbonation. Sweetish aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet, almost cloying. I’m not a fan of barley wines, but I really like this. Alcohol is definitely present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cory (340) - , California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Hops and sweet roasted malts for the aroma, bitter taste that lingers a long time. This tastes more like an IPA but has the body of a barley wine. Its an interesting take but not what I look for in a barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (345) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some hops too. Taste is sweet malt, brown sugar, boozy throughout and a medium bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seantaylorus (19) - - APR 4, 2014
This might be the perfect beer - for me. Non intrusive taste and clean finish. I love it. Not bitter but a definite IPA taste.


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