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RATINGS: 1465   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A copper color with a tan head. Aroma contains citrus, pine, perfume, and dark fruit. The flavor is bitter with a good malt presence. Some citrus and caramel notes. Alcohol is cover up well but comes through in the finish some. Overall a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (551) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear copper yellow with beige head. Aroma of hops and light caramel malt. Taste starts with some mild hops and moves into light alcohol and caramel malt with subtle resin notes. Simple, very smooth texture, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (352) - Bend, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with tan head. Huge, relatively simplistic caramelly malt backbone, pierced by pine-y and citric hops. Not a world beater, but tasty, dangerously drinkable, and affordable.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
WanderinCelt87 (179) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Has a hazy bronze body with a nice white head. Aroma is a very subtle molasses and caramel. Taste is very malty sweet, indicative of the brown sugar. Also has hints of molasses but with a nice bitterness at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1049) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Aroma of marshmallow and socks. Taste is muted chocolate with some definite, overly sweet notes. Not my favorite. Glad Sucks came along.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Passthebeer (25) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This is one of those rare beers that not only looks like a light pretty beer but tastes like a full double IPA. The aroma orange zest, pineapple, mango, and lime. Great malt back up to this hop wallop. Very tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (265) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a copper red with off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and spices. Taste is sweet caramel with spices. A little dark fruit taste. Minimal bitterness on the end. Excellent smooth tasting barley wine that is pretty well balanced. Goes down very easy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1500) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark ruby red color with an off-white head that lasts and very nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of caramel, hint of hops and spice. Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, dark fruit, hint of nuts and spice in the background. Mild bitterness and a very clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a very subtle warming. Nicely balanced with The 9.8% ABV very well hidden. Enjoyable sipper that goes down way too easy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2013 Vintage 12oz Bottle - Pours a crystal clear copper red with an off white head. Smells of rich caramel malt, green hops, resin, spruce and pine. Perfect medium body with a pleasant sugary sweet finish. BS is such a perfectly crafted Barley wine and it only gets better with age. Sexy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (207) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Excellence. Draft from Red Rock Yardhouse. bread, hay, resin, spruce, cheese, basement aromas, (lost notes)...


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