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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Specialty malts bring intimations of brown sugar and vanilla, which meld into the Gnarly’s character. Roasted coffee malt flavors and residual sweetness dance in harmony, obscuring the line between brown ale and porter.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, beige head. Aroma of nicely hopped toasted caramel. Taste is lightly spiced cocoa powder.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex brown that exceeded my expectations.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Can. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is nutty, toast, and caramel malt, dates and figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is nutty and toast malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Can at GABF. Pours brown. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, light roast and brown malt. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Sample at The Ohio Taproom. Pours a clear brownish-amber color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, coffee and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasty coffee, chocolate malt and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7555) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Can. Coffee and nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet milky/nutty coffee malt and light herbal flavor. Nice body. A great brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pull from my wife’s draft at the brewery. Pours a clear, rich, brownish amber color with a finger of off-white head. Nice toast and caramel on the aroma with some lighter dry chocolate and a bit of balancing earthy hops. Flavor has really big, long toasted malt notes, caramel, chocolate, earth, and arguably a bit of mild coffee. Light-medium bodied, with a long, lingering toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice brown ale. Best beer of the day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest (CWBF) 2013. Clear dark brown color. Minimal khaki head. Little loose lace. Surprisingly hoppy. Little earthy hop, some herbal. Toasty malt. Little chocolate malt. Predominantly bitter taste. Medium body, light crisp carbonation, dry texture. More smooth. Like it. Solid, though unusually hoppy brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz can (also on draft). Pours a clear cola brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. The body is better than most browns as is the flavor. Almost drinks like a porter. Solid brown with a twist.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
Draft to taster at MadTree. Looks solid; a fairly transparent brown with foamy off-white head. Smells malty and nutty. Tastes like it smells, only better, with some chocolate too and a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A solid brown ale.


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