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RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1184) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep copper with off white head. Sweet caramel, light pine hop and some fruit esters in nose. Molasses, treacle sweet with syrup finish. Slight carbonation stops it being too much so.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mdbeerfan (18) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Love it! Tried in originally on tap at Cugini’s in poolesville. Nice flavor notes. Caramel, bread, roasty. I think this is becoming my go-to lagunitas brew ( over the IPA)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear reddish-orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma was a sweet malt experience. The taste had a sweet malt and bread combination.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (596) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Small bottle bought in Bottle Jockey. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma and taste with tropical fruits notes. Aftertaste with strong hoppy piney bitterness and slight bready notes on the background. Very good, but as DIPA, not a barleywine.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (20713) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Copper... Big off white head... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruits malts nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Oily orange.. Big caramel toffee.. Sweet csndi suger malts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, fruit/citrus, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Easy drinking for a barley wine - solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a clear copper amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty floral hoppy aroma. Slightly sweetish malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2209) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
(tap) clear, very bright orange amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of candy; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; thick palate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1405) - CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Appearance: clear medium to deep amber with one finger of fluffy light beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: brown sugar, resiny pine, light earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, bitter and mildly warming finish. (4/5) Not your typical barleywine - the brown sugar is lighter than the caramel or toffee I normally associate with the style, but more importantly there’s a big resiny hop note over top. This is barleywine on steroids, and I like it a lot. (16/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with foamy off white head. Aroma was sweet malt, pine, and fruits. Taste was sweet sugar, fruits and bitter.


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