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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
The Gimp A love story! A wide open Old Ale, The Gimp gags up Alc.10.3% by Vol. and is bred to be stashed in a Dank dark cellar only to be brought out for your most “special” guests! This full-bodied Gimp gives off sweet scents of caramel and toffee and, as legend has it, warm sensations of malt balanced by low voltage doses of hops delivering a SHOCKER you’ll actually want to receive. Don’t keep The Gimp’s leash too tight, as he will mellow with age and become more experienced the longer he stays locked up in the cellar. Bring out The Gimp!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber compliments of TJ. Poured into 4 equal samplers. Red liquid with a small off white head. Aroma of molasses, hops, earth & toffee. Wild flavor, a mix of sweet up front with bitter finish. Notes of toffee & booze. This is one crazy a$$ brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
22oz bottle bought about a year ago. Pours a dark brown/amber with about 2 fingers of tan head that lasts for a good while. Aroma is caramel malts and some old hops. Taste is very much the same: tons of caramel sweetness and a very mild bitter finish. Becomes much more enjoyable as it warms to about 50 degrees. Thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a decent old ale for a very reasonable price. Haven’t seen it in stores for over eight months, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, earth, and fruit. Flavor of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, light pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
22oz bomber, courtesy of markwise, pours with a murky deep mahogany looking body that has amber edges and supports a sixty second tan head. The aroma offers up nice musty sweet dark fruity esters, sweet caramel, thick sugary sweet malts and then a decent barleywine booziness near the end of the draw. The taste starts smooth with a sweet soft base of malts and caramel malts that support prunes, cherries and ripe figs. These notes slide toward the finish with an old school mildly harsh straight up booziness that makes me reminisce of the boozy old school 9% barleywines. I love barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Medium brown color, cream colored head. Molasses, dates, raisins, brow sugar cookies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7742) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
How did they get my likeness on the label? How?? .. . Pours out bruin .. Medium in the foams .. . Rich molasses and warmed cognac .. Rich mouth .. . A bit to boozy to be smooth but still nice .. . . Why take a rabbit to a vet?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bomber courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, earthiness, light toffee and light prunes. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, toffee, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6136) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee and sugar. The flavor has some strong toffee and tea noes as well as some dark fruit, pine and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (2149) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! Murky brown red pour with fading off-white head. Nose is dark fruit, burnt caramel, dank grapefruit hopping and alcohol. Flavor is a woody/herbal grapefruit bitterness with some dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel. A bit of a bitter alcohol bite. Lingering darkfruit, grapefruit bitterness, and booze. Light syrupy body. Solid, but could still use some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel. Copper colored with a short tan head. Strong caramel and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, soft fruit notes and dark bread. Body is medium with a moderate, dense carbonation. Ends with more strong caramel notes, sweet malt, cocoa, fruit notes and dark bread.

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