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RATINGS: 1757   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (2098) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Moderate oat malt aroma. Dark orange color with a small brownish head. Initialy sweet moving to bitter in the finish. Caramel malt tangyness. Very Drinkable barley wine but nothing to spectacular as far as barley wines go.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2007
It poured an opaque brown with a small, tan head. My first impression was a tongue twisting sourness, The malt was there but was overbalanced by the hops. The sweet malt experience, promised by the label, was not there. There were large,floating pieces of sediment in the bottom of the glass. Perhaps I was influenced by my son. After a couple of sips his bomber went down the drain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Orange Fiery Glow with Autumn Hues and Off White Ring. Sweet Syrupy Barley and Piney Citrus Notes on the Nose...The Aroma is Amazingly Balanced.. Medium to Heavy Body and Syrupy Mouthfeel. Sweet Almost Creamy Malt Notes, Quickly Being Forced to Compete with Clean, Wet, Citrusy and Piney Hop Notes....Leaving a Sweet but Wet/Dry Aftertaste. Solid but Not Overbearing Hop Taste Stays in Your Mouth. Very Smooth Drinker and although the Aroma was More Balanced Than the Taste, it Proves to be a Very Nice Barleywine and Worthy of Aging.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Hefty sweet malty beer with resiny, thick hop aroma. Clear and dark amber with laces. A whole lotta malt dominates the flavour, that is thick and sweet, is complimented by the nice hopflavour of citrus, grapes and pine. Quite bitter. The palate is very balanced. A nice barley wine that is a bit on the light side..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUL 20, 2007
Not a bad one, good for the holidays. Not as overhopped as many American barleywines, but enough IBUs to combat the intense dark sugar sweetness. Pours dark gold with little to no head, syrupy body with clingy mouthfeel. Treacle, toffee, yeasty bread. And w/ a pleasant punch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle - shared with Bager, Per, Jannik og Mette. Clear cobber - offwhite head. Brown sugar, barley, dark bread, berries, dried fruits, nice hoppy, citrus, grape, light flowery. A bit too sweet, not powerfull enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown in colour with a medium sized offwhite head. Quite mild for a barley wine. Notes of caramel, malt, hops and citrus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2007
How come you taste so good. Didnt really taste that much like a barleywine, as it was not a slow sipper. But it was a fine brew. More on the sweet side than the hoppy. Surprisingly strong in alcy. Kind of thick and sticky feeling, but in a good way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Deep amber brownish pour with minimal thick head. Aroma big on caramel, malts, and of course some hints of brown sugar. Flavor was more immort ale barley wine then barleywine-barleywine flavor. More syrupy if you will. Still good. A little cloying going down, but solid and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7719) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2007
22. Pours crystal clear deep amber with sparkling ruby highlights. Enormous tan head (half the glass) with intermittent sedimentary layers of lace. Gorgeous. Big sweet caramel and nougat nose with solid overtones of sweet fruity hop, cheeba, and plenty of dark fruit there too. Big oily body with a bit of carb and high-gauge ordinance flavors on the attack. Sweet tangy raisiny and dark fruit mid-palate. Fairly clean finish but theres no escaping the fact that theres sticky malt sugar sticking around there. This is pretty good, and worth drinking plenty often, but nothing too awfully special given what complexities some other breweries are bringing out in this style.


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