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RATINGS: 1585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (967) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2015
12oz bottle pours clear dark brown amber with a finger of head. Nose is toasty bread and oats, molasses spice, brown sugar, some semi-sweet round malty fruit, caramel. Taste is similar with medium bodied palate, bitter wheat bread crust, fig, candi sugar, some malty cherry. Finish is bitter, semi sweet malty fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (98) - USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sweet release 9.99%. Pours dark copper with off white head. Aromas of sweet tea, caramel, citrus, pine and apple. Alcohol comes through but very smooth. Caramel sweetness and hop bitterness balanced well with enormous alcohol content. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (950) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours copper color with off white head. Aroma is caramel, candied sugar, pineapple, and citrus. Flavor is caramel malt start with brown sugar, citrus, and pineapple with a bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnacle_Ed (13) - Milpitas, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
First time trying a barleywine so I canít compare this to any others sadly. Paradoxically sweet with bitter piney and resin taste. Some alcohol taste in the first few sips but didnt notice later...either it should be served a little warmer than Iím used to, or the 9.8 ABV started to work its magic! Glad I picked this one up, another winner from Lagunitas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (123) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
As Amber as it comes on the first pour. Almost no head. Tastes of hops, licorice and spices. It is quite a medium between a hoppy ipa and barley wine. The alcohol is quite present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Unique sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors in this well balanced, great tasting barley wine. Nice hoppy finish. One of my favorite barley wines. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lacho (11) - USA - JAN 11, 2015
First time drinking this, amazing beer, once it warms up the alcohol takes center stage, well balanced. Will enter my normal rotation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vinylholic (11) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Strong hoppy aroma, bitter notes with hints of floral/citrus. More or less no head. Clear medium/light brown color. Bitter taste with medium weight to it with a slight sour aftertaste. No carbonation to speak of. Very smooth and drinkable, though not quite to my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (41) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Deep red mahogany color. Pine, alcohol and cooked sugar aroma translates into similar flavors, somehow masking the alcohol somewhat. Syrupy and smooth feel makes this surprisingly drinkable. A bit dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (173) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Sweet sugary aroma that also contains pine hops, dark fruit and a funky type of sour/dank aroma. It has more malt aroma than I have ever smelled in a Lagunitas beer. Looks beautiful - a very light see through brown color with a completely white head of foam. Tastes hoppy, slightly bitter and then the honey and brown sugar sweetness takes over. The hops come back and assert themselves again in the aftertaste. There is a welcoming slight alcohol burn after that. The palate is oily and slick. I really enjoyed this; it needs a higher rating.

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