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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Ive never had a barley wine or a beer with such a high alchohol content. This taste kind of punches you in the tongue in a pleasant way. You can definitely taste and smell the alcohol, so I can see why this might not be rated higher. I would say this is a carbonated battle between hops and alcohol. I enjoyed it and would try it again.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3723) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Tap. Amber color with tan ring. Aroma is fresh piney and grapefruity hops, as well as some caramel and sugary crystal malts. Taste is grapefruits, brown sugar. Oily mouthfeel. Very hoppy strong ale, Lagunitas-style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2940) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Tap at Js. Pours a deep, rich brown with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light brown sugar nose with citrus and pine on the nose. Light caramel and pine hops. Clean and crisp, with a nice sweet sorghum character on the palate. Light bodied. Easy drinking and the booze is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moebbels (760) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2017
A fairly clear deep amber body with a small, well lasting off-white head. Nose deep and malty with sherry, caramel and raisins. Taste is sweet with a nice balancing bitterness and a warm alcoholic burn. Soft xarbonation and full, easy drinking palate. Very good BW with nice drinkability and complex aromas.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (231) - - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1871) - 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 (1371) - 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 (359) - 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 (336) - 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 (2588) - 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.


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