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Olde GnarlyWineOlde GnarlyWine

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011: 10.6% ABV, 69 IBU

Added by Todd on 09-22-2001

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Complex aroma, with barley,malt, wood, hops,citrus mint. High bitterness and drying finish. Dark colour, much head. Alcohol was strong and hardly tamed by food. Nutty, citrusy, drinkable. Good for it being young and will seek this out aged, down the road.
Had 3.5 years later and about same overall, great lacey appearance, aroma not as great.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage.

Pours a clear dark orange with a 3 inch light orange head that fades to a small foamy cap. Nice distinct thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smells of citrus zest and pine and caramel malt. Taste is of sweet malt balanced by citrus zest/pine hops. There is a bit of brown sugar and caramel that comes out too. Mild bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. A lower level of carbonation makes for a slightly thick and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barleywine that tastes better than it smells. Another good value for the price (I paid $3.99 for a bomber) from Lagunitas.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber and was served with a large, beige head. It has an amazing level of head retention and lacy patterns continued to cover the sides of the glass as it was sipped down to the last drop.
S: The nose has aromas of brown sugar and piney hops.
T: There are lots of flavors of caramel malts in the initial taste, which are then followed by bitterness from the citrusy and piney hops.
M: It feels medium- to strong-bodied on the palate and a bit sticky and boozy with some alcohol heat. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is good to sip, but there's no way that I could have more than one of these in a single sitting.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As the Spring season invites the best of both beer worlds: A fresh hoppy taste that welcomes warmer weather, but a hearty malt backbone and a strong-arm of alcohol to contend with those chilly evenings; it seems that the American Barleywine straddles that fence as well as any beer can.

And Lagunitas' Old Gnarleywine kicks off with a deep but brilliant amber glow. Its creamy khaki head unloads upon the nose both the juicy caramelized malts and the dry citrus hops that overwhelm the senses with superior balance. And its first sip resonates with sweeter caramel, toffee and honey just ahead of the hop onslaught to come.

Sharp white grapefruit, deeply resinous pine and finesse orange, herb and grass gain brevity and slowly but surely begin to balance the malty-sweet taste. Where one finds balance, the other finds conflict as the bigness of both malt and hops go beyond what's expected in complement and begin to fight each other.

Yet, its full and malty-dry body struggle deeper and deeper in finish, the sweetness is able to scrub out the tinny, briny and piquant character of hops. With extensions of citrus peel and crushed pinecone, the beer lingers on and on, begging for a pairing of the sharpest blue cheese possible.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, nice child-raising metaphor for their barleywine genesis in the usual soapbox-emulating side label wankery.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of thickly foamy, and mildly bubbly beige head, which leaves a nice residue of densely webbed lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of pungent, reduced citrus rind and pine resin hop emanations, toffee/caramel malt, soused raisins, and a further herbal and floral alcohol astringency. The taste is another big war of attrition among fleshy citrus, wet pine needles, very sugary toffee, and an increasing herbaceous quality, with the saccharine malt weirdly pulling out ahead, just barely, which I guess makes sense, overall. What's truly 'gnarly' here, then, is the lack of a genuine indicator that might give away the 10+ points of booze - just a bit of obfuscation with those typically brash hops, is all.

The carbonation is quite sedate, a soft frothiness lazily flitting about, the body a hefty medium weight, and well smooth, but for an interfering bitter, zippy edge, y'know? It finishes off-dry, nothing really capable of truly standing against all that the huge malt puts forth, and the big boy alcohol aiding in the effort, yet without becoming overly suspicious by its actions.

Good grief, what a paragon of West Coast barleywine excellence! Big hops, big malt, big hibernating booze. Nothing too complicated, and that's how we apparently like it on this side of the proverbial Atlantic 'pond'. Rock on, bra, sure, and I am now a little less curious as to what happens when you just age a massive DIPA for a month or two.

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4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 bottling; sampled at Hard Liver Barleywine Fest 2009

Appearance: Arrives with a nice head atop the clear amber liquid; laces reasonably well, too

Smell: Toffee notes with bubblegum and nuts

Taste: Toffee up front, with developing tea-like hops flavors by mid-palate; very balanced after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: With a few years of age, this beer is drinking very nicely; very well blended flavor profile

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Photo of kojevergas
2.61/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

BOTTLE: 1 pint 6 fl oz. Brown glass. Branded copper-colour pry-off pressure cap. Classic Lagunitas label design.

10.6% ABV. 1.096 O.G.

Cost was...$5.00 USD? Ah, Lagunitas.

Served cold into a pilsner glass and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Expectations are well above-average given the brewery.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~2 inches wide. Off-white colour. Creamy and soft-looking, with a nice even consistency. As full and thick as it should be. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

Retention is stellar - ~12+ minutes at minimum - shockingly good.

BODY: Clear copper of average vibrance. Clean, with no yeasty or hoppy muck to be seen.

Overall, it's a typical appearance for a barleywine.

AROMA: It's quite hoppy, actually...shockingly so. Pine, floral hops, light hop oils, some resins...why is this so hoppy? Must definitely be an American barleywine. All I get hopwise is some (surprisingly light) caramalt and some pale malts. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was an IPA. There's no toffee, marshmallow, graham cracker, et al.

Aromatic intensity is average.

I'm a bit taken aback. It's just plain not a barleywine aroma. Way overhopped, but appealing outside of stylistic conventions.

TASTE: Has a caramalt and pale malt backbone. And damn, is it hoppy for a barleywine. Heavy notes of pine, resin, and floral hops provide the bulk of the flavour, with hop oils a distant second. There's a bit of biscuit, but no real toffee, marshmallow, etc. The faint brown sugar is a nice touch, I guess, as is some muted citrus zest. It's actually surprisingly plain and shallow overall, with no real intricacy or subtlety to its execution. Not a gestalt beer by any means. Too bitter to be well-balanced.

Average duration and intensity of flavour.

I don't dislike it, but it's not on par with the quality I've come to expect from Lagunitas. Has an obvious booziness that doesn't do it any favours.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, somewhat creamy, sticky, a bit soft in the third act, overcarbonated, and full-bodied. It gets the job done, but it doesn't accentuate specific notes or elevate the beer overall. A decently executed mouthfeel for a barleywine, but not one that harmonizes with the taste to any special effect.

OVERALL: I thought $5.00 for a barleywine was a steal, but now I'm not so sure. This is overhopped to its detriment, and misses stylistic fundamentals. Drinkable for what it is, but I do wish I had a friend or three to help me finish it off. Maybe it'd get a bit better with age? Not a beer I'd revisit, but I guess for its price you could do worse. A rare miss from the cats at Lagunitas. Very pedestrian.

C- (2.61)

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Photo of zeff80
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Edition

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with ruby highlights. It had a one-finger head of tan, bubbly head that had some okay retention. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet boozy maltiness. Caramel, toffee and biscuity malt with some floral notes.

T - Rich malty brew with caramel, toffee and sweet breads. It had just enough piney bitterness to balance out the sweet.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A full-bodied ale with a dry finish and some alcohol warmth.

O - This is a really good barleywine, at a great price. I'm glad I finally got my hands on a bottle of this one.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at Rick's in Alexandria. 2011 vintage. Served in a wine glass.

Pours bronze with a light tan head. Head has good retention and then leaves a bit of lacing behind. The nose has some caramel with a touch of light cherry and some malty sweetness. Some brown sugar in there as well. The flavor adds in a touch of booze, but otherwise keeps pretty similar to the nose. There is a sweetness that is not quite cloying, but pervades throughout. Nothing too complex about this one. Medium body and low carbonation with some heat in the finish. Decent example of the style.

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Photo of mothman
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours 1 finger of beige head. Decent retention with some splattered lace. Color is a copper amber.

Aroma: Apricots, peaches, and grapefruit. Bready malts with some caramel flavors. Earthy floral hops. Solid.

Taste: The same fruit flavors show. I like it. Then the malts hit, followed by some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, this was a surprise to me. Very enjoyable. Good price as well. A solid bwine. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/19/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, plum, apple, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, dark malt, and fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, plum, apple, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, citrus rind, plum, apple, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops, dark malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light-moderate warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible American barleywine style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, dark malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV, even with the noticeable warming finish. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nickfl
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Half a finger of brown foam settles quickly and leaves little lace. The body is an unusual red color and crystal clear.

S - Pungent hop aroma with notes of pine and citrus, backed by toasted malt and a hint of caramel.

T - Lots of brown, malty sweetness up front, followed in the middle by pungent, pine like hop flavors. A note of malty caramel lasts from the beginning and compliments a roasty tobacco flavor as the beer fades into a finish dominated by resinous hop bitterness.

M - Thick, syrupy body, moderately high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - While it hides its alcohol pretty well, this is a thick and heavy beer. It isn't exactly easy to drink, but it is quite enjoyable. The hop character is quite pronounced, but with the heavy sweetness, the overall impression is of rich malt.

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Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To me there are not to many things better (beer speaking) than a real hopped up American Barleywine,this fit the bill for me.Poured into a imperial nonic a hazed amber/bronze with a thinner off white head atop.Pine resin in the nose lets you know where this comes from and what brewer its from,dark fruit and some brown sugar go along nicel with the hefty hop profile.Complex and immensley flavorful,big fruity malt with some brown sugar flavors meld into big pine and citrus in the finish.Man its juicy and dangerously drinkable,another gem from Lagunitas.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2002. Pours a clear dark auburn body with gleaming orange highlights beneath a full head of creamy ivory foam that holds well and leaves short walls of transient lace about the glass.

The nose offers a toffeeish and surprisingly nutty maltiness that's accentuated by a touch of citrusy and slightly piney hops.

In the mouth it's full-bodied, dextrinous, and creamy-smooth with a very fine bubbled, restrained carbonation.

The same toffeeish and nutty malt returns in the flavor - like melted brown sugar drizzled over a nibble of a Butterfinger bar, and topped with a teaspoon of chopped cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts. Some dark-skinned fruit emerges along with the bitterness mid-palate; followed by a flourish of citrusy hops. It finishes raspy dry with a lingering note of caramel-sweet malt that slowly erodes leaving a residue of citrusy/piney hops and dull bitterness behind.

The GnarlyWine is a superbly rounded barleywine with an interesting and unique maltiness. With the exception that, at just 9.7% abv, the head retention could be better and some alcohol sneaks through, this is superb!

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Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz 2015 bottle.
Clear dark copper colored body with a modest size head that has great retention. Fine lacing.

Sweet, slightly boozy aroma.
Well-balanced flavor with good complexity for style.
Excellent, smooth mouthfeel for over 10% ABV.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red with a thin off-white head that fades at a normal rate and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is mostly of caramelized malt, but some fruitiness, hops and alcohol come through as well.

T: The taste is more of the same caramelized malt coupled with a decent hops bite and followed by an alcohol burn that is mild considering the degree of ABV. After-taste is bitter but pleasant.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium carbonation, medium body, finish leaves a bit of stickiness behind.

D: It’s very tasty and about as filling as you would expect from the style. I think it’s more of a sipper than a pounder, but it’s really easy to forget the difference when you drink this beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2010 consumed in 2015. Someone brought a growler of this to Stone Soup somehow, so I guess it was on tap somewhere? Considering it was still well-carbonated. Light amber color, clearish, small white head. Sugary, notes of dark fruits, some oxidation and medicinal qualities, cardboard, some sticky booziness still remaining.

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Photo of mactrail
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crazy big barleywine with plenty of sugar. Big flavor like grilled pineapple, with all the dark malt. Nice mix of malt flavors from light to slightly scorched. Huge alcohol plus the syrupy malt gives it a nice liqueur-like mouthfeel. Fragrant with bubbling caramel in the skillet. Lots of fruit with a touch of mango with the raisins, and I swear, a hint of cocoanut. Hops elbow their way into the long flavors. Not a hop bomb like Bigfoot. Bitterness gives a reviving edge to the aftertaste. Everybody should try this one for an interesting example of the style. Very sweet, but I think that's part of the pleasure as the hoppiness gradually takes hold after some sipping.

2011 (Twenty 'Aught - 11) release. $5.39 for the 22 oz bottle.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(1999 Bottle)

Appearance: Pours a brownish-red body with a very thin, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma overflowing with sweet-smelling caramel along with notes of vanilla and dark fruits. Lightly boozey. Very faint hint of wet paper lurking in there as well.

Taste: Rich, sweet maltiness with flavors of dark caramel. Mild vanilla note. Some dried dark fruits. Only a very, very subtle earthy bitterness remains. A bit of oxidation has indeed taken up residence. A mellow alcoholic finish with an emphasis on the candylike malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Nicely warming.

Drinkability: Good stuff! A very well put-together barleywine from Lagunitas.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2004 (Twenty 'Aught-4) release. Smoldering tawny with a splash of maraschino cherry juice, a gorgeous hue that is as warm as a tropical sunset. The head is at least as attractive as the beer itself. It's the color of orange caramel mousse and is as thickly creamy as they come. Only now, as the second inch of the glass is revealed, does the thick sheet of lace begin to show any sign of breakage. The appearance is just short of stunning.

The nose is a bewitching combination of caramel, brown sugar, hot buttered rum, cherries and oranges. It doesn't really bring anything new or different to the table, it just smells better than the vast majority of barleywines that have entered my snifter. Maybe that's why the brewery decided to call it Gnarly. If the flavor takes its cues from the aroma, this will be a keeper and then some.

Perhaps I cracked the crown at just the right moment in time. Or perhaps it wouldn't have mattered one way of the other. All I know is, Olde GnarlyWine is outstanding beer, right here, right now. Too many barleywines are too much of one thing or not enough of another to suit me. As Goldilocks so famously said, this one is juuust right.

The malt backbone is colossal and reminds me of a solid line of caramel vertebrae jutting from the earth, as if from some long dead malt dinosaur. The flavor profile mirrors the nose, more or less, with candied orange peel-studded, caramel-coated toffee pudding oozing all through the mouth with each upending of the glass. Buttered rum is still in the house, although there's so little alcohol evident on the palate that the ABV just has to be a misprint.

This is one beautiful, well-integrated, lip smackingly delicious big beer. Hop bitterness is necessarily muted after two years in the bottle, but their citric fruitiness is alive and well. I almost expect to see chunks of candied orange peel, candied grapefruit peel and candied cherries swimming around in my glass. If this isn't the best barleywine that I've ever had, it's damn close. I don't want the bomber to ever run dry.

The body/mouthfeel is as well-mannered as the flavor profile. It's unabashedly full with a heavy silkiness that is pure pleasure in the mouth. It's also sticky without being syrupy and allows the various flavors to soak into the taste buds and make themselves at home until the next sip. The finish should be measured with a calendar rather than a stopwatch.

Lagunitas is one of America's great under-appreciated breweries as far as I'm concerned. I love their Brown Shugga', Imperial Red Ale, India Pale Ale and Cappuccino Stout. Not one of those, however, with the possible exception of the first, prepared me for the magnificence of Olde GnarlyWine. This is a world-class barleywine that I would have bought by the case had I known what magic awaited me on the other side of the label. Highly recommended.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my Dogfish snifter. It poured a deep reddish brown color with a thin, sticky white lacing clinging to the top of the beer and the edges of the glass. It left some great lacing as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a big malty profile to it along with a good dose of juicy hop citrusness. I get some caramel with a little bit of darker fruit flavor mixing with the juicy, fruity hoppiness.

The taste shows more of the malty, caramel and toffee flavors to it up front. I get a little bit of dark fruit flavors coming out as well. Towards the finish more of the juicy, citrusy and bitter hop flavors come out. it almost has a candied orange like flavor in the finish when the hops mix with the maltiness. Very flavorful beer overall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being a little below average. Overall it was a pretty nice beer. The big malty flavors were really complimented nicely by the juicy hops. Very flavorful and relatively easy drinking beer and a nice beer to sip on this evening.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from beeronthebrain, cheers Khen, wherever you are???

Pours caramel/chestnut with 2+ fingers of sand colored head.

S: Some cakeyness & not much else

T: Boozey cakeyness, leafy hops, apricots, dates & dryness up front. Leafy & herbal hops sit along side all the sweetness as this warms. Finishes sweet, dry, with much honey & figs

MF: Chewy with moderate carbonation, nice stickyness, very good balance, skews a bit malty

Drinks pretty easy the heft would get to ya after a while. This seems more English than American as BWs go, but tasty non the less!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very hazy dark, burnt ruby amber. Very intresting hue as the reddish tint was very noticeable even though the haze made it almost opaque. A one inch head formed on the top upon pour, that faded almost immediatly. What was left was a thin film of decent quality lace that circle around the glass. Smell was very sweet, caramel sugars hitting almost immediatly. The deeper smell after some warming indicated a nice bready, earthy malt back with a hint of alcohol, which at 9%abv and being a barleywine should be expected. The taste for me was just too light. I expect barleywines to make me sit down and to be a definite sipper, but this just did not have the fullness I would have expected. The finish on it was very dry, and did last a good bit though. The taste itself was very hoppy, with piney flavors the most noticeable, a slight malt back was trying to form with flavors of grain and bread, but was just too thin to really be noticed. There was a huge amount of carbonation, again for a barleywine, on this one. Lots of fizz and contributed to the feeling of lightness. Overall this gave me more of an impression of a well balanced double IPA. May improve and bring out some flavors as it sits, but a little younf still for me.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear; dark amber--on the verge of light brown. Dense, light beige head; good spotty lace.

Not as sweet as some barleywines, although it is there; nice spicy hop background.

Imagine a good BBQ sauce: some spicy heat, some sweetness, and enough complexity to have you reach for more ribs. This is my impression of this beer. It starts off spicy (but not from hop), soon the brown sugar comes through; followed by a light hop for balance. Lots of alcohol oiliness that fits the thick, rich body. There is one demerit from me in the way of an odd flavor that appears near the swallow--I'd describe it as earthy, which I don't find blending well with an otherwise powerful brew.

Very good in almost every sense of the word. At 9.7% ABV, I can't see myself drinking it regularly, though the lower drinkability score is present to correct for the otherwise other-worldly score without it.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Justin for sharing this 2 liter growler with Mark Tim and me. Enjoyed chilled in a tulip

The color is sort of ruby clear with thin tan head with fine beads. The smell is mildly fruity with a hop presence. The feel is very good with mild sweetness and assertive hop bitterness.

The taste has a familiar Lagunitas house flavor which is possibly yeast derived wtih a sort of fruity and slight pine-like hop taste. This is a decent barleywine that hides the alcohol well, I enjoyed several glasses it reminds me of Rogue's a little.

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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,612 ratings.
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