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RATINGS: 1736   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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4.1
seehaferb23 (281) - - JAN 3, 2017
This a lot of beer with a long palet. Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
TQ09 (11) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours like a brown ale. Easy to drink and smooth. On the sweeter side. Released once a year.

3.6
StevieT (2015) - 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
scarletfire65 (1486) - 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
LLaurin (500) - 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
MaltOne (375) - 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
jjsint (3345) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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 there’s always the sweetness of the malt underlying the flavour a bit. Biscuit and tangerine peel in the aftertaste. Interesting and certainly enjoyable.

3.5
BillWyce (1098) - 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
gkeh (482) - Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Copper pour, tan/brown head. Aroma is caramel make and some pine. Not much else.

3.5
OsuStu (269) - - 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.


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