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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour, tight off-white head that sticks around a while. Sweet aroma with some hints of kid’s cereal, some chocolate covered cherries, a hint of dates. Flavor is full bodied and bold with some chocolate notes, some raisiny-date goodness, a touch of sweet cherries, and a dash of licorice - all blended together rather nicely. Thick rich mouthfeel. Solid entrant from Sweetwater.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Deep mahogany pour with a frothy tan head and some spotty lacing. Aroma is nutty, sweet toffee malts with lighter notes of raisins and earthiness. Sweet toffee and roasted malts throughout with some brown sugar, dark fruit and bit of a citrus spice ending. Medium heavy bodied with good carbonation. Not bad, I'll just never really like Barley Wines.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Clear, dark, ruby-brown, root beer color. Worthless painted label. Sweet, dark-fruity aroma with some wood, prunes, musty malt. An edgy up-front -- astringent, unpleasantly bitter, the ABV is not well masked. Vinous, caramel, light cocoa. Medium heavy body, twangy. Not terrible, just a mishmash. Market Square Liquors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a murky blackish-brown from the bottle with bubbly tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, dust, and toffee. Taste follows, well balanced with the booze well hidden. It was definitely good, but I feel I need to get another one to age it. I will report back.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3747) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Draft. Chestnut color with a small, lasting head. Nose is mild caramel and maybe some faint woody citrus. Taste is at first Belgian funky yeast, then some caramel, raisin, toast and a hint of a mix of citrus and resin. Medium body is smooth and well balanced. Tastes like a Dubbel blended with a cheap Tripel. OK, but none too complex and disappointing, especially since it shows no characteristics of an Old Ale, which happens to be my favorite style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a deep amber-chestnut into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves nice window-wash lacing. The nose is of spices, wood, malt and basement. The flavors are malty, some earth, toffee, dark fruit (i.e. prunes), peppering alcohol notes, pie spices, caramel, and finishing with a doughy caramel astringency. The mouthfeel is lightly oily with a full body. This goes down well, and I would really love to cellar a bottle for a couple of years to sample this once it has matured and mellowed a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (378) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours a murky brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits, and toffee that seem to fade away. Taste has a decent amount of caramel and toffee in it as well some slight fruit notes and a faint amount of earthy hops that linger. Definitely feel the warmth in the stomach from this one and the legs in the glass are running well. Finishes dry and has a mouth watering effect. Overall this is a pretty solid offering but the best thing about it might be the gnarly bottle art. CHEERS!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Poured from tap. Pours a nice hazy amber color with a white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma very minimal malty fruity aroma with alcohol notes as this is a 10% beer. Flavor is initially bitter with malt notes and finishes with dry alcohol. Mouthfeel is full carbonation us average. Overall this is a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a smallish white head. Nose is very slight with just a hint of malts to it. The taste is much heavier on the malts with some toastiness to it. Has a bit of a bite, too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raradel (341) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Perfection. I have been waiting for this brew to come out on pins and needles... And it is awesome! Dark and mild, full bodied and complex. This has everything you could want in a strong ale, you can’t do better, just different. Check out @beerapostle for a full review in the near future. DRINK IT!


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