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RATINGS: 1743   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
12oz into taster. Reserved red Amber brown color. Oily surface and feel, corn, Amber red, and biscuits in aroma. Wonderful retention in head, more booze emerges in taste, coconut rum, rasins.... mellow finish, then slight sweet tripping Billies. Grapefruit, orange, and kiwi all emerge though the booze, frontal cases of red grape, pepper, floral arrangements, and pine usher in. Fresh cantaloupe rinds emerge in aroma too. Sticky and phat tounge pounce, fully loaded strong ale. Barely wine really. Cheers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (540) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Cask, The Queens Head, Stockholm. Quite sweet. A bit too hoppy to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1300) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep copper with off white head. Sweet caramel, light pine hop and some fruit esters in nose. Molasses, treacle sweet with syrup finish. Slight carbonation stops it being too much so.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mdbeerfan (19) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Love it! Tried in originally on tap at Cuginis in poolesville. Nice flavor notes. Caramel, bread, roasty. I think this is becoming my go-to lagunitas brew ( over the IPA)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1455) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear reddish-orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma was a sweet malt experience. The taste had a sweet malt and bread combination.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1014) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Small bottle bought in Bottle Jockey. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma and taste with tropical fruits notes. Aftertaste with strong hoppy piney bitterness and slight bready notes on the background. Very good, but as DIPA, not a barleywine.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (22152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Copper... Big off white head... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruits malts nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Oily orange.. Big caramel toffee.. Sweet csndi suger malts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, fruit/citrus, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Easy drinking for a barley wine - solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malm. Pours a clear copper amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty floral hoppy aroma. Slightly sweetish malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2536) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
(tap) clear, very bright orange amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of candy; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; thick palate


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