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RATINGS: 1508   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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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (474) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear copper color. Thin off-white head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is sweet, sugar, caramel and malt. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar, malty and some booze. I dont care for the hopping of this beer. Has a bright and fruity character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (398) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Clear cooper pour with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and toffee. Up front caramel, brown sugar, malt. Notable alcohol heat. Significant hop bitter tropical fruit finish. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hop__head (18) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Out of bottle. Very nice hoppy nose. Well balanced malt profile. Good lacing on glass. Great hop forward barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (119) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Medium brown.. Big balanced.. Medium roasted coffee, mild plum, earthy hops to balance... Mild plum brandy... The hops keep it balanced... nice big brew! Wait till next year... This brew rock!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, flight. Pours amber crystal. Great nose, malty, boozey. Warm inviting attack, malts, yeast, alcohol. lingering slow finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (395) - - DEC 20, 2014
Resiny, piney, grassy aroma. Pours a clear dark copper with a thick light tan head that fades very slowly leaving a thin coating on the glass. Pine, orange. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a sharp finish. Boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
A very interesting brew. Doesnt smell or taste like anything ive had before. The brown sugar is definitely there, not sure what to think of this one just yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Damn great stuff from Lagunitas. This is somewhere inbetween Sucks and NightTime. Malt forward, without getting bready. Sweet, without getting cloying. Caramel, sugar. Hop forward, great balanced carbonation. Pours a beautiful brown-red. Its one of the tastiest seasonals around. Lagunitas are really spectacular!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, brown, nice off white head. Aroma of caramel , grain some hops and some malts. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of booze, some caramel and some malts. Very interesting, very enjoyable, but definitely a sipper. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (804) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft at Logans Alley - pours copper with very thin white head . Soft floral aroma . Sweet brown sugar and mild citrus hops . Nice offering . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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