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RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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


milewide's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2039) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Malt sweetness and alcohol trump hop aroma and flavor. Clear amber color, solid body and good head. Not up to the hype!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cesnicek (5) - - AUG 10, 2016 does not count
On bottle, golden reddish colour, white longlasting head. Distinct sweet, caramel smell with hints of syrup and similiar taste but with a nice semi-bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1182) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2016
355ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours clear amber brown with a white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Very sweet finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2413) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988 for this fucking book. The bottle foamed over a little when it was opened. The pour is a darker copper come with a thicker khaki colored head that falls to a thick collar, leaving some thin bubbly lace down the glass. The aroma is very bitter up front. There is a lot of toasty malt and a light fruitiness. The brown sugar really doesnít stick out a whole lot, but itís present. The flavor is very malty right up front. There is a strange not really placeable fruit thing happening. Itís got a nice bitterness to it and a little influence of the sugar. This one is a little different. Itís not bad, but certainly not what I was expecting. The fruitiness is the only thing I canít place, but as it warms it gets better. The mouth feel is thinner and light. A bit of a medium body with a soft carbonation and a sweet brown sugar sweetness with a hint of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1320) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the god damn book. Aroma is toasty, caramel, toffee, slight molasses and some booze, pretty decent. Appearance is copper brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bitter, earthy hops, decent. Mouthfeel is medium body, light soft carbonation, lots of molasses and hops in the aftertaste. Overall, this one exceeded my expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ Hopbuds, Nagoya, Japon. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, sweet, fruity / Malta, dulce, afrutado.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SODAK14 (347) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
This is my lowest-rated beer of all time...by far. Super bitter and hoppy. I could literally barely drink one bottle. Actually I didnít, having poured the last few ounces out. Giving the remainder to the six pack to a "friend".

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_Myers_ (14) - KC, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Appearance is a nice Amber with a thin head that doesnít go away Smell is somewhat citrus, caramel, caramel malt, Taste is very warm/alcoholic, brown sugar, lingering piney bitterness Palate is medium-full body with medium carb that is creamy Overall itís a good beer, a sipper, and a little hard to get a read on. Maybe itís because I just brushed my teeth

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (654) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. One of the better beers - solid barley wine. Could drink this all night. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
12oz into taster. Reserved red Amber brown color. Oily surface and feel, corn, Amber red, and biscuits in aroma. Wonderful retention in head, more booze emerges in taste, coconut rum, rasins.... mellow finish, then slight sweet tripping Billieís. Grapefruit, orange, and kiwi all emerge though the booze, frontal cases of red grape, pepper, floral arrangements, and pine usher in. Fresh cantaloupe rinds emerge in aroma too. Sticky and phat tounge pounce, fully loaded strong ale. Barely wine really. Cheers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (491) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Cask, The Queenís Head, Stockholm. Quite sweet. A bit too hoppy to my taste.


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