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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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottled, served in a snifter. Pours a clear but dark and rich crimson red color, a small ring of white foam sits around the top. Aroma is salty, dark malts Flavor is sweet, a slight pine hop kick adds to the depth of the malt aand dark fruit aspects. Im not sure about this one. Tasty but lacking a definitive charachter or identity. Kind of like 100 others Ive had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle. Sweet aroma of bing cherries and currants with a slight hop smell that I could not recognize. Thin head. Good flavor with the alcohol hiding well in the taste. A little sticky mouthfeel and very mild. Smooth example of a pretty good barley wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 19, 2006
copper/amber with a small cream colored head. sweet, malty, hoppy. a good blend of flavors. sticky palate. nutty aftertaste. lots of hops. very similar to the copper ale. not exactly a barley wine to me, but whatever.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Reddish copper color. White foamy head. Smells of malt and a little hops. It tastes just like candy.Very brown shugga-ry. Lots of alcohol in this one. I guess I could have checked first to find out this one is a BW. Very dry citrus finish later on in the palate. Very pleasant, but not their best.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
I think this might be my least favorite Lagunitas beer so far. This just really didnt do anything for me. Aroma is sweet, yes but there is this sour vomit-like character that is also lurking underneath it all. It really trumped any sort of other aromas trying to escape. Appearance was a chocolatey brown, very cloudy (nearly opaque) with a decent head and no lacing. Mouthfeel was too cloying for my liking, with a near soda like consistancy. Flavors were just plain blech for me. Nothing really standing out except the sweet factor (and I love sweet beers) but the hop character didnt have a chance to shine. It didnt have much of a chance to do anything. There was a slight orange peel coming out on the back end, but overall I found it to be just a sweet sweet mess of a beer. Now Ive got 5 more to pound back. Yea for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jclzony (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Copper color with a nice fluffly white head. Aroma is has a nice sweet malt with a bit of hops and alcohol. Flavor is with brown sugar dominance with a bit of molasses and some citrus tones. Alcohol is very noticeable after finishing only one. There is a definite presentation of malt and has a sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4153) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pour is a copper with a large fluffly white head. Aroma is a sweet malt with a bit of hops and alcohol. Flavor is of course brown sugar with some citrus and molasses. Alcohol is there in a big way. Still this is just alright not really a barley wine. Good enough to try just once.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2006
From a 12 oz. stubby bottle with a short blurb outlining the front label, no freshness date, but this is the winter 06 release. Poured a hazy reddish orange with a frothy, foamy white head, small amount of sticking. Aromas of fruity esters, melted brown sugar, a light caramel and a mild pine resiny. Moderate carbonation and a softly crisp, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, brown sugar and caramel, a sour citric fruity, a herbal hoppiness, a light alcohol flavor shows up towards the end and a sour citric, oily and malty finish with a slight warming alcohol taste lingering in the palate. I would call this more of a strong ale than a barley wine, a nice sipping drinkability, well worth trying.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
The best thing about this beer was the color. Mesmerizing amber/copper color. No head. This beer all caramel and brown shugga with some sort of tart flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. $1.69. The beer pours to a nice glowing red/amber/orange body with a very creamy off-white head. The aroma is sweet brown sugar with light grapefruits. The flavor is caramel syrup, more like molasses than brown sugar, toasted nuts. When it warms up, it doesnt smell all that pleasant. Barley wine? Hardly. Id say more like a malty amber. Tangy malts that have a brown ale feel. But, in this, its not all that good.


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