Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by russpowell:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Cheers to czosch75 for this one, thanks Clint!! Hate those wax sealed caps!!
Pours orange/copper with 1 finger of tan head. Zero lacing & head retention
S: Dark fruits & not much else
T: Rich dark fruit, tangerines, a bit of figs & dryness up front. Leafy hops, dryness, a touch cherry stones, & a kiss of booze infused figs & apricots. Finishes warming with figs & plums
MF: Minimal carbonation & chewyness, skews fruitty & English IMO
Drinks really easy, seems more English than American as Barley wines go IMO. The ABV is completely masked, a really good night cap
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2008 01:22:45 | More by russpowell
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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.