Oakshire Very Ill-Tempered Gnome Winter Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Look out! Someone in the brewhouse broke the Ill-tempered gnome’s little red cap. Now he’s very ill-tempered. To placate him, the brewers have cranked their hoppy brown ale up to 11! Well, 9.5 at least. Look for a complex malt profile balanced by a blast of flavorful and aromatic American hops, all woven together with a blanket of warming alcohol. This winter warmer is sure to soften the grumpy little guy!

philbertk's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2012
$4.50 / Pint @ Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Mild lace tan head. Clear deep brown color. Mild cocoa floral hop front. Medium textured smooth mild toasted chocolate caramel minimally sweet no fruit rich easy big brown ale body. Clean mild hop spice end. (3.75 / 5.0).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Poured from tap to glass. Copper hue with creamy off white head that settled to a ring. Aroma is toffee, roast, caramel, cherry pit. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a bitter following and sulphur-ish finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
More of the roasted character of an old ale, especially in the aroma, than a barley wine. Roast, chocolate, dark fruit and citrus hops. Slightly stronger but even smoother than the ill tempered gnome. Wouldn’t mind finding this again!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at Belmont. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium white head. a big sweet malty nose. The flavor is mostly dry, spicy, some toffee, sweet fruity elements. Pretty warm. Smooth though, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6170) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Nose of dark malt, toast, roast, brown bread, a little dark fruit and very strong hop presence - floral earthy, danky. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Big bitterness throughout, toasted brown bread, roast, a little dark fruit, lingering chewy hop resins, danky, and floral. A little alcohol, dry chewy finish. Solid american strong. Oh, tenth rate, lock this bitch in, what.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Nice clear brown pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malt, earthy hops, a bit of spiciness. Flavor is warm. A bit alcoholic. Some sweet malt notes with a decent hop bitter kick. I’m not sure why, but I’m struck by the wateriness of many of Oakshire’s beers. I wish it had just a bit more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Dark brownish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Tons of flavor malts and hops. Loved the finish this was a big big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
At st john winter beer fest - Nice balance of hop and malt. Hints of ginger and spice cake aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Draft at sb. Man, these guys always nail the special releases. Pours a murky dark amber with a huge dense and creamy tan moussy head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the mug. Big sweet caramel and molasses and brown sugar and gingerbread nose. All those come back for the mid palate. Dense creamy body with that awesome holiday cookie flavor profile. Long sweet mildly cookie-spiced finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at Venti’s South. Pine, oranges and nuts. Bitterness throughout. Sweet barley wine in the back ground. Harsh boozy finish.

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