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RATINGS: 1756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2008
1-30-08 bottle
Thick reddish brown with a thick dense head that lasts. Looks like what I picture an American Strong Ale to be. Smell is malty and subtle mostly. Decent smooth, almost creamy palate. Very drinkable. Alcohol is present in smell and taste but really isnt bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
This is listed as a barley wine, but seems to taste like a good IPA. Spicy and tart with a good mix of hops and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Rich reddish maroon pour with a nice and big lasting beige head in a snifter. Smell is light, bright and balanced maltiness with just enough balancing hops. Taste is pretty mild, slightly thin and balanced again, with lemony and slightly acidic tart malt. Very smooth and drinkable for 10%. Slightly hoppy on the backend but overall its flavor was too mild to be really great, and it doesnt get any better as it warms...Still worth trying.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Deep sienna hues and a thin white head. Awesome maple and mollasses scents. Low carbonation and a weak body. Intial bitterness of candied hops, followed by roasted carmel. A short disappointing finish for this barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Pours hazy mahogany with thin off-white head. Strong aroma of of molasses, maple, caramel, dried fruits (almost like fruit punch), citrus and pine hops, slight astringency, and nice hint of nuttiness. Decent hop bitterness complimented by caramel and molasses; nice tangy resin notes throughout. A bit unrefined, but pretty damn good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2008
On tap at Gingerman. Pours a medium slihgtly hazy amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is sharp caramel amlts- sharp dried fruits and fruity esters, with a moderate citrus hops. Flavor is a bit sharp and then in the middle gets a slightly slick feel with medium toast and caramel with a mild hop bitterness. Kind of a plain barleywine, but it is cheap so it isnt soo bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep amber red with a beige head. Fruity aroma with notes of grapefruit, strawberry, grass, and caramel. Medium body and a mostly tart and fruity flavor with notes of grapefruity hops, brown sugar and alcohol. A bit of an acidic finish. An ok beer, but it didnt impress me that much.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13146) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours reddish-copper with thin head. Brown sugar and hops come through on the aroma, but I found the aroma to be a bit bitter and unpleasant. The brown sugar is present in the taste, but the maltiness of this is totally overpowered by the hops. Barleywines are one of my favorite styles, but even though this isnt bad, if this had been my first of the style Id probably never go back.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Thank to Hellbilly for this bottle! Pours golden orange with a slight haze. Fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. Brown sugar and caramel malts on the nose. Big malty flavor with notable hints of hops and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VonHayes (10) - USA - JAN 23, 2008
Great tasting smooth flavor yet sort of hoppy. Looks cool color-wise, tooI recommend this highly.


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