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RATINGS: 1726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap. Catskill Mountain Pizza. Clear brown color. Medium carbonation and lively. Thin off-white head. Nose was very estery, with some bready malts. Very hoppy flavor and very bitter. Had no idea this was a barley wine. Was very sweet and sugary and its name is well put as it reminded me of brown sugar flavors. Was served in shaker like other beers. Good selection but clearly the server didn’t know what they were serving (told me it was a brown ale). Only found out later it was 9% abv - wow.


0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SODAK14 (332) - 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 didn’t, 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 doesn’t 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 it’s a good beer, a sipper, and a little hard to get a read on. Maybe it’s because I just brushed my teeth

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (607) - 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 (824) - 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 Billie’s. 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 (429) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Cask, The Queen’s Head, Stockholm. Quite sweet. A bit too hoppy to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1135) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep copper with off white head. Sweet caramel, light pine hop and some fruit esters in nose. Molasses, treacle sweet with syrup finish. Slight carbonation stops it being too much so.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mdbeerfan (17) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Love it! Tried in originally on tap at Cugini’s in poolesville. Nice flavor notes. Caramel, bread, roasty. I think this is becoming my go-to lagunitas brew ( over the IPA)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1170) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear reddish-orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma was a sweet malt experience. The taste had a sweet malt and bread combination.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (275) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Small bottle bought in Bottle Jockey. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma and taste with tropical fruits notes. Aftertaste with strong hoppy piney bitterness and slight bready notes on the background. Very good, but as DIPA, not a barleywine.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (20233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Copper... Big off white head... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruits malts nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Oily orange.. Big caramel toffee.. Sweet csndi suger malts


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