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RATINGS: 1502   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


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours an opaque, dark ruby/copper with a half finger of frothy white head that dissipates quickly. A lot of sticky lacing. Nose is very hop forward with a mix of floral and pine hops. There are a lot of sweet, dark fruits mainly plum and cherry. A smooth balance of caramel and roasted malts. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy up front. A surprising amount of citrus is present with a strong grapefruit presence. That blends perfectly with the dark fruits. Very roasty with some booze, but it’s very well hidden.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerbarian_ (3) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
A very interesting brew. Doesn’t smell or taste like anything i’ve had before. The brown sugar is definitely there, not sure what to think of this one just yet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Damn great stuff from Lagunitas. This is somewhere inbetween Sucks and NightTime. Malt forward, without getting bready. Sweet, without getting cloying. Caramel, sugar. Hop forward, great balanced carbonation. Pours a beautiful brown-red. It’s one of the tastiest seasonals around. Lagunitas are really spectacular!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (809) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, brown, nice off white head. Aroma of caramel , grain some hops and some malts. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of booze, some caramel and some malts. Very interesting, very enjoyable, but definitely a sipper. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (797) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft at Logans Alley - pours copper with very thin white head . Soft floral aroma . Sweet brown sugar and mild citrus hops . Nice offering . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Sweetness is there but this one is still a blast of hoppiness. If you like Sumpin’ Extra you’ll like this one too, I still prefer Sumpin’ Wild.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (680) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Bright red with tight tan head. Burnt floral aroma. Sweet brown sugar in the taste with the signature lagunitas hop bitterness. Also notes of caramel, and warm booze. Medium body, average carb. A great winter seasonal brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (144) - Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz. Aroma is slightly floral. Flavor is somewhat sweet and hoppy. It has a resinous, biscuit flavor...but not overwhelming with brown sugar. Definitely has a sweet aftertaste. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (178) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear. Dark amber. Nose of resin, caramel, cheese, alcohol. Taste is cough syrup, caramel, licorice, scorched sugar. Mouthfeel has a bite up front, spritzy in the middle, smooth-ish warm finish. Overall this is a pretty nice tasting f-up.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle 12/15/14. Pours a translucent amber with a fluffy, white-beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, grass, cereal, spicy, floral, caramel. Taste is rich, bittersweet, floral, herbal, brown sugar, burnt caramel, cereal, grass, alcohol; finish is long burnt caramel, roast malt, and fruit rind. Dense lacing throughout. Full-bodied, chewy. Medium-low carbonation. Fairly intense but pretty darn good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NMMcCune (1) - - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Fantastic Beer. Finishes a bit sticky for my liking, although hardly a fault, as the name suggests it's sweet.


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