Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Rich, dark brown body with a quickly dissapating off white head. Still has a nice layer of foam til the last sip. Slight lacing down my giant snifter. Looks like a damned tasty malty beast.
S - Dark red fruits, sundried fruits, alcohol, brandy, yeast. Underlying caramel malts dance about.
T - This is such a wonderful tasting brew. Tons of toffee, caramel, alcohol, nicely hopped finish. Reminds me slightly of 4th Dementia but actually with more complexities.
M - Creamy, thick body, with ample carbonation.
D - Big ol' ABV on this puppy, but I can't stop knocking these back. I'm on my third since the release and they keep getting better.
Notes: Really glad they released 3 Guys this year. There were talks of it not making it to shelves, and quite frankly, it was a lot of work getting any sort of substantial amount of it. The work of the brewers paid off with a fantastic beer... just not a whole lot of it.
Another note: The wax they use on these bottles is pretty hardcore. Be prepared.
Third note: This has a really ugly label. Seriously, CrookedMike, what the hell is it?
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2008 23:58:11 | More by SaucyA
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3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle 756 of 1440, batch # 1826
A: Pours a dark, murky reddish-brown. Pour is flat so zero head and zero lacing. Just a tiny smattering of bubbles on the surface from the pour itself.
S: Big stinging boozy aroma. Rum-like spices with lots of caramel and raisin. Kinda reminds me of a big brandy or something. Just stinging sweet dark fruits all the way through.
T: Whew, this is a big one. Thick syrupy caramel and toffee. Super sweet candied dark fruits. Primarily raisin but fig is quite strong too. Not super sour but there is a bit of that element in the middle with a brief hit of tart dark fruits. Aroma is boozy but the taste is not, oddly enough. You can tell it's a big one but there's no alcohol sting anywhere. Mildly tart dark fruits linger between sips.
M: Thick and heavy. Borderline syrup. No carbonation enhances the effect. Not sure if it's a positive or a negative to be honest.
O: One of the most unique brews I've had. Maybe only the third intentionally flat beer I've ever tried, and this one is a sour barleywine/old ale to boot. The aroma was a bit frightening but it's 90% a big, super sweet english barleywine that's also uncarbonated. A little hard to drink, mainly a sipper for sure (thankfully this is only in a 16.9 ounce bottle but I think even 12 would be too much). Very unique, very complex, very strong, quite tasty I will say.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2013 02:03:29 | More by Dope
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine from Dark Horse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.