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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Very malty and rich. Very sweet, yet somehow very well balanced and finishes crisp. No alcohol flavor despite the high content.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Lets get it together and see how this works out. Well placed and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1598) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Pours Amber with lots of frothy head and quite a bit of lacing. Nose is sweet fruit and earthy bitterness. Flavour are apples, syrup, plums, earthy bitterness and maybe some breakfast tea. Taste med sweet med bitter. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and lasting alcohol burn on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2645) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle@Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear deep amber color, long lasting beige head, wide bands of lace. Taste is big sweet caramel malt that grows a lot through the palate, adding hops in the finish that are just enough for balance. Heavy on the malt side, but otherwise, exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (184) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Je suis vendu aux produits Lagunita’s, je m’assume. N’empêche que l’on est pas vendu à une brasserie pour rien. Encore une fois, la brasserie californienne nous propose un produit élaboré avec un grand savoir-faire brassicole. Ce barley wine de couleur rubis et à la tête orangée est doux, délicat et for invitant. On voit immédiatement que le produit est bien éxécuté. Au nez, on ressent de l’acool, du sucre de cane, de la date et du miel. C’est évidemment sucré, mais on parle d’un barley wine ici. La bouche est la continuité du nez mais ajoutons à cela une touche épicée des plus pertinentes. On a ainsi droit à un léger clou de girofle. Bien que le barley wine n’est pas un style de prédilection pour moi, il m’est d’avis que cette bière est très réussie dans son style.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (46) - - APR 10, 2015
Love this beer. So smooth. I love brown sugar so this beer is one of my favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (165) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I sampled this about a year ago, but am sampling the Indian Brown Ale right now by Dogfish and it reminds me a lot like this beer, except not as hoppy and bitter. Brown Shugga has the kick! It is on the heavier side. Sweet, yet hoppy. I don’t recall the exact color, as I drank it out of a cup on a camping trip, but I know it was on brown-amber side. Was ok to try, but didn’t work well enough for me to fall in love with.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (129) - - APR 6, 2015
Mörk bärnstensfärgad öl med krämigt skum. Doft: malt, karamell, lätt fruktighet, lite alkohol, bränt socker. Smak: som ovan med sötma och en lagom beska. Tycker alkoholen gör sig bra i denna. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2280) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle,. Dark amber with a thick off white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1361) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of brown sugar, caramel, overripe tropical fruit, sweet malt and hops. OK Barley Wine but in my opinion too sweet and with to much musty flavor of overripe tropical fruits.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (883) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
(bottle) Very boozy aroma. Clear amber complexion. The flavor is alcohol and sweet malt. Pretty boozy overall, even for a Barley Wine.


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