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Titanic Brewing Old Gnarley Barleywine

Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
This is a decent barleywine. The smell is on the lighter side, as is the body yet it sits really well. Could probably drink a couple of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Draft. Poured clear reddish amber color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, earthy and small caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ExpendableHero (854) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
The best beer I had at Titanic on my brutal run-thru of all their stuff(just missed the abbey). Hazy amber colored beer with a small off-white head. Zesty aromas, with a nice hint of banana. Taste follows the nose, but is spicier, fruity notes including oranges and bananas. Zesty, sweet finish. The ABV kinda knocked me around a bit, refreshing beer. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2009
On draught at the brewpub in Coral Gables, FL. Pours a hazy amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is quite citrusy. A hint of fruit and grapefruit and then a light Belgian yeast. Taste has a slight different sense with flavors of vanilla, raisin, some caramel and alcohol. Finish has a mild bitterness that lingers after the finish. Not as fruity as most other barley wines but the sharp bitterness is worth mentioning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10651) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle... Mostly clear, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention and interesting, thick lacework. The aroma offers herbal, earthy hops alongside a heavy dose of caramel and/or crystal malts. Also, a notation of grapefruit. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel that gives way to abrasive carbonation. Very well-balanced... leans just a whisker on the sweet side. Medium caramel sweetness and almost-medium grapefruit pith bitterness. The finish is astringent, lightly bitter and then very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Nice rich amber pour. Aroma is sweet fruity and some hops. Flavor starts wtih a quick hop bite and then you get some sweetness and fruity tones. I thoguht this was pretty good but it really doesnt compare to top notch barleywines in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3561) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Pours hazy dark amber with off white head. Malty aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some hops, earthy dustiness and alcohol. Medium/full body with average carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Cloudy mahogany with very thick foamy head, looks like a Belgian ale. Fruity hopped aroma, mild through all the foam. Relatively thin, watery mouthfeel. Toasty and hoppy like a clean 2IPA. Weird bitterness at the finish like from fruit seeds. Earthy. A nice take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
Amber-brown colour. Thick, rich head. Opaque. Chewy, resiny, woody hop nose with rich crystal malt earthiness. Rich, earthy palate with lots of crystal malt. Very woody, with citrusy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy deep copper with assertive tan head and thick cobweb lacing like no other barleywine I can recall. The mild aroma has tasty grapefruit hops, pine hops, very sweet malts and semi dark fruity esters. The taste is much the same with solid pine hop flavor and bitterness followed by light dark fruity esters, sweet sweet malts and mild alcohol chemicals. It doesn’t seem to meld and come together really too well. Still tasty stuff from this hop heavy barleywine.

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