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RATINGS: 1519   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Nice golden amber color with a long lasting creamy head. Malty flavor with a hoppy aftertaste. It reminds me slightly of drinking an Arrogant Bastard. A big beer with strong malt and hops. There is almost an IPA type hoppiness to it but not dry, rather quenching and well balanced with malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Well, holy shit, itís a christmas miracle - i thought i was opening a brown ale, but it turns out to be a 9.9% barleywine. Far out man, you totally rock man. Not even noon dude and Iíve already watched some old school TMNT. It feels so good to be so bad. Now on to the beer man. Boozy, bitter and spicy. Not a brown ale at all dawg. A bit immature homeslice. Gotta wait until itís mature man.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LGKdude (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Not my type of beer. Had an interesting initial taste - spicy and slightly sweet, but had that very hoppy bitter aftertaste that I personally do not like, at least not at this time of year. Perhaps if you are an IPA fan you might like this seasonal brew, but it's not the beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma is pine, sugar/candy and malts. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, fruit/dark fruit, mild molasses and a tart/warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (177) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a light brown with medium head and lacing. Taste of caramel, biscuits, and balanced well with hops. This one does not taste like a beer that's 9.9 abv. You can get in trouble with this one. Solid beer! ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (638) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle pour - clear amber with a robust light tan head that recedes slowly into a thick film that might last until rapture if I allowed it to. Aroma is sweet malt, hops, bit of roastiness, biscuit, and yeasty...odd stuff, but its good enough. Flavor is sweet up front, gets a bit bitter later on, and finishes with a hoppy note...the brown sugar sweetness is evident but doesnít dominate. Slightly boozy at the finish as well. High level of carbonation. Unique brew that Iím happy to have once in a while...and the price point on this one, like others from Lagunitas, remains solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (104) - Minneapolis, - DEC 23, 2014
Iíve been typically underwhelmed by Lagunitas vs the hype. I really did like this one though. Very east to drink at 9.9%. I typically donít lime sweeter beers but this one works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (684) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
This beer is hoppy and rather unique. It looks great with a nice amber pour. Great looking head. Good tasting beer and wonderful finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DW78715816 (68) - Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a deep Amber with a thick creamy head. Aroma is hops, sugar, malt. Taste is very hop forward with a malty slightly sweet finish. A lot going on. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (79) - - DEC 22, 2014
Tastes almost identical to Dogfish Head 120, but a tiny tad bit sweeter...................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A nice caramel leather color with a good sized head. Lots of hops in the nose. Big hops in the flavor with alcohol and some malr backbone.

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