Bob's Gnarley WIne | Five Seasons Prado

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Brewed by:
Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 03-08-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by aracauna:
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3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown with large, creamy, long-lasting head. A bit like bourbon-soaked zucchini bread (basically, the esters there aren’t quite banana-like to make it booze-soaked banana bread). Bit of nuttiness. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying. Very fruity. The body is full and creamy, but the flavor is almost light for a barleywine. Almost minty in the back from the hops, I’m assuming, but this definitely goes the path of the less hoppy British barleywines instead of the hop monster American versions. Extremely drinkable for its size.

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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aged 10 months, sampled at the brewery. Lots of lace, a siipper, and very drinkable. Drinkable. Reminded me of Doggie Claws without the lovely orange taste. Glen the brewmaster said he is onto wood chips for the next batch, if not even the existing one. Rich and can be a solid one with more complexity.

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Photo of doubleipa
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To the best of my knowledge this is the first barley wine that 5 Seasons has brewed. The aroma is more fruity than most in this style, but it still had a great smell. Th taste matched the aroma. I could really tell that this had some alcohol in it. You could never drink more than one of these if you want to be coherent. I’m glad to see that the 5’s has branched out into barley wines.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not at all RETIRED, thankfully!

Appearance: Pours a hazy, robust-looking mahogany body with a dense off-white head.

Smell: Rich, dark toasted toffee aroma with hints of dark fruits and minor, light alcohol notes.

Taste: Very lush malt flavor with tons of sweet toffee. Mild fruitiness. Slight hop bite on the altogether sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Quite warming.

Drinkability: Heavenly. A very enjoyable barleywine from 5 Seasons.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is once again available.

Pours a dark translucent ruby-brownish with a decent light tan head. Strong malty and hoppy aroma has molasses and nutty hints. Rich flavor has a strong alcohol zing typical of barleywines, but this does not dominate the taste, which has a nice balance of malt and hops and a nutty undertone. Texture is smoother and more pleasant than most barleywines I have tried.

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Bob's Gnarley WIne from Five Seasons Prado
3.98 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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