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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1953) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2016
On tap at Bangers. This is a big complex beer, lots of flavours kick through in this bad boy, biscuit, citrus, some dried fruit. Definitely not for those who like a bland beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1441) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2016
An older bottle at home with the wife, Caressa, and Apollo. Bought this one in Rockaway and took it with me to Chi, so its been in the fridge for about 2.5 years. Crystal clear amber pour. The nose is brown sugar, pine, burnt orange. Super smooth palate. Sweet and sugary caramelized malt, hints of whiskey, orange, vanilla. The second pour into my snifter introduces a plethora of chunky yeast sediment. A bit of old, dusty hops, and some funk on the finish. This really aged nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (455) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
Brown in appearance and taste. Nose is rich and with some herbs. Palate is longlasting and with sweet notrs.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (357) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours clear, medium copper, brief fizzy head, slight residual lacing. Aroma - complex - in no particular order - sweet, dried figs, caramel, resiny hops, citrus pith. Taste - compared to other barley wines, less fruit and more hops. Drier on the palate then typical. First impression was a large hop presence - like a DIPA. This mellowed fairly quickly and the more subtle sweet notes and dries fruit started to emerge. There is a solid malt structure way in the background, a more noticeable hop framework, and then an array of more subtle tastes in the foreground.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, St Petersburg. Orange/brown, not too much visible carbonation and a small ring of white head. Caramel, resin, clove, orange and a bit of Robusta coffee in the aroma. The initial sweet taste turns very bitter almost immediately. Long bitter finish bordering on astringent, but theres always the sweetness of the malt underlying the flavour a bit. Biscuit and tangerine peel in the aftertaste. Interesting and certainly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1068) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours clear red-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Strong aroma of molasses, maybe a touch of char too. Full body, lightly syrupy. Long finish with a light booziness. Flavor of molasses, with a light note of piney hops that cuts the sweetness just a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (469) - Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Copper pour, tan/brown head. Aroma is caramel make and some pine. Not much else.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (260) - - DEC 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear red amber color with a medium density white head. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar, grass, hops, and candied fruit. Densely sweet with a touch of alcohol, caramel, pine, some light herbs, dates or other dried dark fruit. Pretty thick and sticky but finishes pretty dry.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StoutBeerReviews (120) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Tastes like their double ipa, but a bit sweeter and less strong. Id assume they are using similar hops. Pretty amazing considering the 9.8abv. Unique and well crafted ale. Will definitely be drinking this again if available.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigcat03 (304) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Bottle poured into a NB globe glass. Ruby orange color and a thick light tan head that leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is honey, sugar, light pine hops, and a certain herbal/potpourri note. Initial taste is earthy tones, pine, molasses. Aftertaste is yeast, oak, molasses, and a hint of pine. Body is creamy and carbonation is medium. Great stuff. I expected something a lot sweeter but that?s not the case.


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