Review – Lagunitas Gnarleywine 2008
Lagunitas Gnarleywine 2008 – 22oz Bottle served in Stone Imperial Russian Stout Glass 9.1% abv.
Reddish copper letting a bit of light through. Leaves 3/4 inch white head and spotty lacing.
Apple cider and cinnamon, and various other spices that would go good with cider.
Lightly roasted malts, brown and maple sugar. Hints of apple and pear. The warmer it gets, the more spicy it gets.
A tad sticky, but not too thick. Coats your mouth with all the pleasant taste characteristics listed. A slight sting of alcohol is present as well.
A top notch barleywine style ale. This is on par with any of my favorites from this style. I look forward to saving one for a year or more, and seeing where it goes. Thank you Lagunitas for another great beer.