Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by mikeys01:
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to trbeer for sharing this beer, which I would otherwise certainly never have even seen. The bottle has a very nice presentation with a wax covered top and a funky psychedelic label. The 3 Guys poured into my glass a dirty brownish amber hue, with a fine off white head, and plenty of lacing climbing the walls. Aroma is sweet, figgy, full of high octane alcoholic spice, and a bit of bready biscuit.
Taste is definitely a bit young, with a little more alcoholic bite than Id like ot see, but this blends in a bit as the beer warms. Plenty of complexity even so, with aged fruit, subtle wood, and lots of sweet caramel wending its way through. Finish is hot and dry, this is a beer with potential, Id say worth trying with a little more age. Definitely still quite enjoyable as is, though.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2005 04:49:39 | More by mikeys01
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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 151 ratings.