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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specialty malts bring intimations of brown sugar and vanilla, which meld into the Gnarly’s character. Roasted coffee malt flavors and residual sweetness dance in harmony, obscuring the line between brown ale and porter.

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3.7
higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
7/10 Nice bitter but balanced flavor. Very Porter like. Very good. We both like it very much I have had this a number of times now and think it is very good still but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Brown with amber highlights and a khaki head. Nose is dry, roasted malts, light chocolate and sweet. Easy palate, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet, light caramel.

3.7
bytemesis (9489) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Can. Pours deep reddish mahogany, large creamy tan head, dissipates slow, nice lacing. Aroma of malty toffee, coffee, roasty. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, rich. Medium body. Nice enough.

3.3
nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2016
12oz can pours a deep amber with some sticky, beige head. Nose is layered with cocoa powder, bread crust, nuts, toast, some light roast coffee, nougat. Flavor falls off a bit, mostly just malt and brown sugar and toast, bread, chewy grains. Finishes dry and a touch spicy. All over the place.

4.1
chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours a brown color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roast, toast, and nut. Flavor is chocolate, roast, toast, caramel, and earthy notes. A little sweet, a medium body. Very good.

3.8
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
5oz sample at 101 Beer Kitchen Gahanna on 2/17/16. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and roasty coffee. Malty and caramelly flavor with a roasty and nutty coffee finish.

2.1
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2015
can poured into a tulip..amber/brown with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,roasted nuts,bread..dry,malty,nutty..not a fan.

3.7
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Can from the local Walgreens. Pours a fairly dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose has a lot of caramel and vanilla notes, with a bit of toasting coming through. Taste is a bit sweet up front, but has a lot of toasting and roasting on the back end. Not a bad drink at all.

3.6
GTAEgeek (2497) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2015
12 oz. can. Dark, clear brown, with a big, tan head and thick lacing. Coffee and earthy notes dominate the nose, with some bittersweet chocolate, anise, and light cinnamon. The flavor is sweet and roasty, with a light bitterness. Medium body, with a sticky, creamy mouthfeel. This is a solid brown ale, with good, light roasted character and a lighter, easy mouthfeel.


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