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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


DrinkEmUpJones' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Hazy amber orange. Candied fruit and ginger on the nose. Candied citrus on the palate with citrus hops giving some balance to an otherwise sweet palate. This is good, but a little too sweet to put down a pint of.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
330 ml bottle from czar, thanks mate. Pours an orange-tinted brownish amber with some flakes and a resilient white head. Aroma is sweet and metallic. Flavor is sweet, caramel. Finish is herbal - very bitter. A tad bit boozey, and some irritating metallic quality to it. Full bodied. Felt unbalanced and lacking in complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - AUG 13, 2014
Poured from 45d bottle into a tulip. Deep amber color with a foamy but fast eroding head. Leaves a ring and laces on the way down. Aromas are sweet and boozy with molasses, caramelized sugar with hints of hops lurking. Big, bold flavor coats the palate and the bitterness lingers behind the sweetness for just the right length of time. This beers says to light a fire and sit on the bear skin rug. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Poured a rich, deep amber with a quarter inch cream head. Aroma heavy with fruit and alcohol. A little thick on the tongue, but what a flavor! The combination of fruits, sugars, and biting hops played very well together. Definitely a long sipper but well worth it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Poured from bottle. Pours a orange-amber color with two finger slightly off-white head. Aromas - a touch of citrus and pine from the hops and sweetness from the brown sugar. Sweetness is more forward than the hops. Taste - lots of caramel, then resiny bitter hops, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is big as you might expect and a touch oily. Carbonation level is lively. Finish is medium to medium long. This is one big beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A solid beer from a great brewery! One of the first breweries that I followed when I was introduced to craft beer. This is a staple from their brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off white/yellowish head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, molasses, brown sugar, some golden raisins, with resiny hops to the finish. The bitterness helps to balance the sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
A little darker golden almost dark amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt up front with a little citrus and some bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a caramel pine like note. Interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (875) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear medium yellow color, full lasting frothy off white head. Moderate flower and pepper aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor with a sweet finish and medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
A great looking beer dark yellow colour clear with a large creamy well laced fully lasting head. Aroma of plums, fruit and a trace of allspice. Sweet with a fruity flavor of plums. Medium body with an oily flat palate with a fruity palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barnoloid (163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Hugely sugar forward. There is a sweet/smoke profile here that hits you upon pouring. A good strong ale, benefits from being enjoyed in small quantities as it packs quite a punch.


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