RATINGS: 1763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2007 Bottle - Pours a translucent amber with a small white head, like the name says...all brown shugga, malts and bitter hops...caramelly front end, toasted caramel on the back, also slight citrus and dried fruit, good beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Amber with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hops. Very sweet flavor with caramel, hops and toffee notes. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Received 12-oz bottle from Liquid Solutions.biz in Portland, Oregon. Pours a semi-clear dark amber brew with an average sized light beige head that slowly dissipates to a thin head and creamy ring with some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, citrus zest, a touch of molasses and some grapefruit. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some light brown sugar/molasses character and some dark pitted fruit. Finish is semi-sweet with a light caramel aftertaste that finishes with an alcohol warmth. Could use a little aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Hazy orange with beige slowly dissipating head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, toasted malts, bread and caramel. Taste of caramel, floral and citrus hops, brown shugga and alcohol. Speaking of which, can Lagunitas make a beer that doesnt have the alcohol detract from it? Very mild bitter finish thats somewhat cloying and acidic, like I just guzzled some orange juice. The law of diminishing returns applies here as I seemed to like it less with each sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pour is medium brown golden with a finger light tan head. Aroma is of sweet malt and caramel. Flavor has a bit of a hop bitterness with more sweet caramel in the finish. Not as sweet as the aroma but still good. A bit of roasted character in the flavor. Good brew. May buy again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
I did not like this the first time around, the second time was a winner. Pours a dark Amber-caramel colour. litte white head, sweet malted and alcohol aromas. With The first initial taste comes the brown sugar, after that its an immediate jolt of alcohol straight to the brain. Sweet and enticing, its like you forget each time what the taste before it was like. One,two punch- it brings you back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 On tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook on 08/30/08. 2006 vintage. Murky brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Big caramel, molassas, brown sugar, raisins and cirtrus hops aroma. Very sweet sugar flavor, some caramel and molassas with some citrusy and resiny hop kick and a firm bitter finish. Full body with moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth thick finish. 8/4/8/3/17-4.0 Bottle on May 24, 2008. Clear dark amber body with some floaties and a large creamy tan head. Huge molassas and caramel aroma, some rum soaked fruit and faint citrus hops. More heavy caramel and molassas in the flavor, some citrusy and resiny hops. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation and a somewhat hot finish. Original Score: 7/4/8/3/15-3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12299) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle @ Kolding Bryglaug Americans tasting.
Bought @ lbaren, Cph.
Pours clear copper-orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is powerfully hoppy, fine caramel and rather vinious. Rather light mouthfeel actually. Flavour is initially bitter, vinious and light caramel. But it is surely terribly sweet and sugary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2008
1+ year old bottle (06 or 07?) - Brownish color with a medium head. Aroma is very sweet with a sugary-citrus hop essence along with some rich candy. Flavor is very sweet and still hoppy - citrus, caramel, stickybuns, brown sugar. Quite sweet and a tad hot with a thicker mouthfeel. I think this has benefited from the age and is quite reminiscent of the Old Gnarleywine. Really good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Dark reddish amber and clearer body than standard. Nose has grapefruit, cookie dough, caramel, and hops that remind of soy sauce. Taste is rather straightforward with hop bitter and sweet caramel. Kind of mellow with slight alcohol warmth. A little sticky. I enjoy most barley wines, so its a given Id enjoy this, but its not one of my favorites.

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