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RATINGS: 77   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 ďspecialĒ 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 youíll actually want to receive. Donít keep The Gimpís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2159) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (452) - 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!

   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 doesnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raradel (343) - 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 canít do better, just different. Check out @beerapostle for a full review in the near future. DRINK IT!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Good to see the boys (Iím sure) at Sweetwater still have a boyís sense of humor. This was a bottle shared by my brother-in-law. Pours clear brownish red with a small beige head. Nose shows caramel, toffee, figs and prunes, burnt candied sugar, and some citrusy hop presence buried under it all. Taste adds a slight earthy character. Dry palate. Surprisingly good, and very drinkable for the abv. Good deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
bomber. Deep brown. Nose is sweet w/ hints of fermented fruits. Sweet malts, smooth mouthfeel/slick. Mild burnt brown sugar. Boozy but very easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 6, 2013
bottle. clear rusty copper with a small, frothy, beige head. estery fruit nose with some intoxicating fusels. flavors include prune juice, sweet berries, unripe berries, light abv astingency. a warming beer that stays away from being too sweet or too bitter. i see it as more of a malty sweet beer balanced by the high abv rather than a huge load of hops. it falls on the lighter side of medium bodied. its like an american style old ale in the tradition of ameri versions of english barley wines. iím enjoying it more with every sip!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2193) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Smells of sweet malt, aged hops, and citrus rinds. It pours a clear caramel color. It has a powerful bitterness through the flavor profile. Tastes like a a hoppy IPA left to age for a couple years. The palate is just full enough to avoid tipping over into the dreaded cloying and hoppy category. A great beer to mix it up on a sunday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
bomber. pours ruby with an off white head. sweet nose with layers of dark fruits, cereal and faint citrus hops. med to full body with more dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee, orange peel, light spices and a citrus bitterness. warming finish with spices, orange peel and light chocolate notes.

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