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RATINGS: 1772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aoa56 (18) - zeeland, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pours dark amber with almost no head. Smelled like brown sugar, and tastes the same. Very smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Better thefirst time, in bombers, better in 6 packs. On tap it is much the same butwiht a slight soapyness. Still strong and nice with abitter sweet profile. Will take an other look next time I have a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Poured a cloudy brown color with an off white head. Aroma was very sweet and malty, mainly the brown sugga i guess. Flavor was much the same, actually tasted like brown sugar, hardly any bitterness to be found.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Tawny kind of color,....a light caramel tone... Rich, sweet malty nose....sweetness in the nose, as well...brown sugar dominates anything...malty-riffic....lush brown flavy flavory...yummy, yum, yum... rich, cocoa-tinged flavors, full, lush, very tasty...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Muddy brown pour with lots of floaties and huge chunks in the bottom of the glass, the head is thin and white. Nice aroma of caramel and malt. Good flavor of caramel, malt and hops, theres also a sugary presence along with sweetness. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3128) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Sweet aroma of malts, brown sugar. Color is an attractive ruby red, persistent but thin white foam. The flavor is true to the barley wine style, sweet, sugary, slightly hoppy on the finish. Oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Respectable barley wine overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2008
12oz bottle(courtesy of RSRIZZO)-pours a nice ruby amber body with a small loose off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, caramel, and of course brown sugar. Taste of the same with a nice sweetness and brown sugar present. This medium to full bodied brew is one of the better Barley wines Ive had. Very well balanced and drinkable at 10%. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pretty, clear darkish amber with a quarter/half inch cream colored head that subsides quickly but continues to leave some nice lacing behind. Aroma is sweet with lots of molasses/brown sugar and some complex dark fruit esters. Very pleasant flavor as well - forward with malty sweetness, but with nice bittering hops for balance and some fruity esters, although again they take a bit of a back seat to the sweet malts. Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth with just a touch of warmth. Very drinkable for 10%. This is certainly a happy mistake; a very accessible, tasty, and easy drinking strong ale/barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Poured from a 12oz bottle a dark amber with a tan head. Aroma was of roasted caramel malt with a hint of citrus hops. Flavor was sweet malt and of course you get the brown sugar with the hoppy bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   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...


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