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RATINGS: 1450   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (465) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
has been cellared for one year. Aroma Sweet sugar, malt, toffee, caramel a little bit. Hoppy. Taste is similar. Sweet, sugar, malt, the hops have subdued, yet there is still a reasonably hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper gold with a foamy caramel-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, pine, spice, caramel, booze and light fruit. Flavor is sweet mango, and caramel upfront with some pine and spice on the end. Medium to full bodied, a little alcohol flavor in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at TGL met Dan and Nancy there the Friday after Thanksgiving Pours a nice golden brown. Aroma is sweetness with some hops, molasses. Taste and palate are great! Hops up front with a molasses and brown sugar finish. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AnokaBrewer (7) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Golden brown in color. I was surprised at the hop flavors in this beer as the alcohol is quite high. It has a nice sweet taste to it, with a bitter, almost IPA type of finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (172) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Decent aroma of brown sugar,caramel..Nice pour..amber/brown color..Nice head..Just ok taste wise..have had other stuff from Lagunitas but this one didn’t do it for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft 2012. Enjoyable. Interesting flavor. Almost tastes like toasted brown sugar or overheated caramel. Try it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (362) - - JAN 8, 2014
On tap (finally) at Ridgewood (Raleigh) ;-) After seeing the cask sitting in their storage area for over a year, it's finally on tap. Pours a semi-dark amber, opaque, with off-white head. Almost flowery aroma. Malt mixed with floral taste. Refreshing... not what I'd figure in a barley wine, yet with barley wine characteristics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steeleliver (116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pour was from tap, color was a dark reddish copper that was some with a nice off-white head. Beer is a bit opaque, somewhat hazy. Aroma is of floral hops, not quite the sweet sugar/caramel I expected. The flavor is also very hoppy, lots of resin, some citrus, and a well balanced malty backing. Good beer, perhaps poorly named. Not quite the sweet brown shugga I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at Grumpys NE pours a clear bright amber/orange with a large khaki head. Aroma tropical hop aroma with a solid caramel and toffee malt backbone. Taste of tangy floral and citrus hops, slight resin, and caramel and toffee malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, caramel, booze, and toffee. Taste is of caramel, pine, citrus, brown sugar, and booze.


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