RATINGS: 1765   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours amber with a half-finger off-white head. Big whiff of alcohol, sweet malt, and light hops against a surprisingly strong background of brown sugar. As it warms, the sugar comes through even more, eventually dominating. Big molasses and caramel malt flavor up front. This is quickly dried up by hops and a generous amount of alcohol. That touch of brown sugar peeks out like a guilty thing at the very end. Leaves you bitter, with a sticky-sweet taste at the roof of the mouth. Id have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2007
The beer pours an orange color with a small off-white head. The scent was sweet with hops and spices coming on strong. Didnt tast much like a barleywine to me, more of an ASA with a ton of sweetness. The brown sugar was a little overdone in my opinion. I think that a bit more hops would have balanced out the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Pours a beautiful cloudly copper color with little head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of alcohol. A lot of sweetness on the palate. The overall taste is complex. From heavy malt and molasses to hoppy to a alcohol-laden aftertaste. A very complex but delicious beer. Actually rather smooth considering the alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Rated 3/31/07: Oh shugga shugga, not the cream of the crop for this style but a nice tasty b-wine at a fantastic value. The aroma is nice with some inviting sweet malt characteristics backed by a heaping dose of aromatic hops, not very prevelant though. Dark copper color with a disippating head and quite a bit of lacing. Mouthfeel is soft for this style but a bit tacky, abv is hidden very well, medium bodied and decent. Standard flavor for a solid American Barleywine; we got some hearty malt with caramel and molasses coupled with some aggressive west coast hops. Whats nice is the light sugary flavor of the brown sugar that grits on your gums and tickles your tastebuds. Its not overbearing and really comes through as an afterthought. This is good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6884) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Bottled.Thx rlgk Deep golden with a brief head. Light fruitiness with a lot of hops. Fresh, but still sweet and malty flavour. Full-bodied wiht toffee-notes and hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Amber color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor of some hops, sugar and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22 oz. bomber. Pours a reddish amber with a small white head. Fairly strong aroma of raisin, fig, and other dried fruit. The flavor is a bit less interesting - sweet and malty but finishes pretty bitter. Its allright but not that exciting to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2007
Nice amber color, small brown head. Roasted malt aroma with some hoppy notes and some grapefruit. Hoppy and malty flavor, grassy notes and some toffee. Complex and very good. Great body and with alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2007
On tap into small snifter, Clark Street Ale House (Chicago). Hazy warm apricot brown in the glass, not much taupe head leaves it looking oily. Interestingly, the head forms a stratified lace that looks like layers of different rock veins on the side of the glass. Sub-surface "racing" is deep and slow, but ghostlike. Soft in the mouth, malt flavors are first, buttery and thinly bready and transitioning into a deep currant flavor beneath the floating sugars. Finish is nice and clean, a dry bitter and salty. The beer is rich but not rounded, not integrated. Alcohol is warming from the beginning. As the beer warms, the middle takes on a dark oily hop juice flavor and the alcohol becomes more apparent. It feels sophisticated. Fruity nose with some buttery malts, musty aged hops and alcohol. The beer seems mostly a vehicle for the excellently bitter finish. I would say its a bit of a tweener: it hints at greatness, but never follows through. Its like a better-than-average looking girl thats dressed really well: she seems hot, but you know that much of it is superficial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
12oz. Bottle $7.99 6-Pack Liquor World Ive been kind of anxious to try this beer just for the uniqueness of it. Poured with a dark mildly hazed copper body into my pint glass. 1+ finger slightly off white head on the pour that dropped to a solid cap of frothiness. Looks good and leaves moderate lacing that eventually falls back into the body. I really dont pick up a whole lot in the scent. There is zero hops which I didnt expect anyway. There is a very solid doughiness along with the namesake brown sugar. The thing Im surprised about is Im picking up some white grape tartness in there as well. Not much but its there. Interesting but nothing spectacular. The flavor is fairly easy to describe. Its entirely like the aroma. There is a strong (in a good way) showing of bread dough and brown sugar. Lots of brown sugar. Im getting the white grape tartness in the finish. Just a little though. Sweet but not too sweet to enjoy. The mouthfeel is sticky but the body is medium. The stickiness can be expected considering what this beer is. Coats the mouth until the next sip, then that one coats. Its an enjoyable and unique beer. The drinkability is good for the simple fact that it tastes good. The stickiness and sweetness holds me back from enjoying more than a couple at a time. The alcohol is pretty solid in here but unnoticeable. I can feel my cheeks getting a little warm but nothing in the taste. I like the idea behind this beer and for a matter of fact I like this beer. Its a fun thing to try and something I dont really see other breweries trying. 1/16/07

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