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RATINGS: 1725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2377) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
355 mL bottle. Itís good, not great. itís too bad these greedy fuckers sold out to Heineken. I guess their whole "fuck the man" thing was a bunch of hypocritical bullshit. There are lots of true craft breweries out there making great beer. No need to patronize this macro any more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (191) - milton, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Smells like burnt brown sugar finishes off with a cearal smell. Has a nice dark orange hazy golden color. Flavor is super strong malt slight hops in the back. Flavor sits on your tongue quick with a nice sweet finish. The maltiness of the beer sits on your tongue a bit too short I wish it SAT longer. Carbonation is nice. For a high alcohol beer is very sweet and enjoyable very crushable. Keep coming up with those great brews Lagunitas.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle@home, from Constantinoís, Cleveland, USA. Medium sweet bit tangy aroma of berries and hint of alcohol. Brown/orange color with minimal white head and clear liquid. Strong sweet taste of berries and brown sugar, a hint of malts. Medium balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long dry hoppy aftertaste with sweet malts and hint of berries. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, simple and too light mouth feel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7627) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Chestnut brown in colour, with a decent, beige head and plenty of carbonation. Brown sugar sweetness, some red berries, a hint of nuttiness, hoppy kick and very booz finish. Good, but not a beer I would rush to drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Archduke (5) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
Appearance: Pours a translucent dark Amber with a finger of off white khaki head. Huge lacing left on the glass throughout. Aroma: Carmel, brown sugar, malt, dark fruit, grapefruit, pine. Taste: spice malt and brown sugar quickly followed by pine and citrus on the back end. For an almost 10% beer you can hardly taste the alcohol. However, as it warms the alcohol as well as the spice and pine has more of a bite and balances out the brown sugar nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot8726 (77) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Caramel color with a big white head. Caramel, nuts, hops, and "brown shugga" on the nose. Taste is hoppy caramel with light roasted malts. Epic lacing on the glass. Fantastic brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Good 2" head that leaves rings of lace atop a very clear cherry wood color brew. Aroma is waay hoppier than I remember last years Brown Shugga.. piney hops are at the front and leave little room for much else.. but there is a big background of caramel malts ... this really reminds me of a PNW barleywine. Flavor is an American barleywine.. Deep bitterness and solid caramel/toasted malt backbone with a nice pine hop flavor that melds well with fruity (fresh black cherry) yeasty flavors. Fairly thick body is expected with a nice prickly/yet creamy carbonation... long lingering hop and lite toffee finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (615) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Aroma: caramel, citrus Appearance: light amber, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwill (48) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Deep amber appearance with a thin head that dissipates quickly, medium lacing. Nose is a mix of piney, grapefruity hops with brown sugar honeyed malts. Taste is sweet and citrus and pine up front, followed by notes of brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Mouth feel is smooth and resiney. Overall, this is superb, complex beer that gives you a sweetness of malt and brown sugar with the bite of an IPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (224) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle. Aroma is brown sugar, pine hops, and a bit of dough. Appearance is dark amber with a nice lasting cream color head. Taste is lots of dark sugar, powerful bitter pine and citrus hops. Palate creamy and rich with low carbonation. A lingering bitter sweet finish. Alcoholic warmth throughout. A good sipping beer for a cold winter day. Iím not a fan of high IBUs but this is a nice blend of sweet and bitter with the cozy overall punch of alcohol. Cheers.


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