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RATINGS: 1670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
I liked the smell of it because it smelled like brown suger of course. Anyhow I was expecting something like a mild sweet stout (it does not say barley wine on the bottle). What I got was total hops hops nothing but hops. It was so bitter I couldn’t believe it. I was ready to pour it out but my girlfriend said I should give it one more sip. I did and it was just as bad. In fact it kinda of wrecked the Allagash white that I drank next as I couldn’t get the bitter taste out of my mouth. I’m obviously not a fan of bitter beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1349) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle@Brewdog. Reddish amber color, off-white head. Strong, sweet aroma with winy notes and alcohol. Strong flavor with hoppy notes and sugar. Full body, medium carbonation. Somewhere between a DIPA and a barley wine. Nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (288) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
APPEARANCE - light brown with amber tones. NOSE - very little, the slightest hit of malt sweetness. FLAVOR - exceptionally smooth. I would NEVER guess it belongs in a sniffer. Very clean drinker with nice malt flavor and sweetness and a very low bitterness to balance it out. NOTES - lives up to its reputation for an amazing malty ale that can lead to trouble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8897) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland. Clear red amber color with a small light tan head. Sweet sugary malty aroma. The flavor is strong hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness and more sweetness and malt. Super sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5471) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at William K. Kurvi, 20150705) The beer poured deep reddish brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, fruitiness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. A tasty malty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3728) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle@1pint. Brown nutty colour. Malty, light greens herbals, brown bready nose. Some dry dark fruits,bit dadely, pines. Med full bodied, well bittered. Some sweets, but quite easy going overall, and bitter rather than cloying. Finishes with a little roast, herby pines. Really nice drinkable malty brown ale.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trilobata (17) - prescott, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Sticky, malty aroma with pleasant hints of booze. Well balanced and smooth release from Lagunitas. Super tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (2432) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle from Carnivores. Pours a caramel colored brown. Aroma of citrus, orange, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is fairly sweet with a bitter finish. Too much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2362) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle at Tommyknocker. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, caramel, hops, resin and pine. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, hops, resin and pine. Very nice barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and whiskey. Flavor is sweet malts, whiskey and hops. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber, beige head. Aroma: malty, fruity, toffee. Taste: malty, floral, fruity, candy, bitter, grapefruit, burnt brown sugar.

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