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Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 220
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 01-25-2009)
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slaintemhor

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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got to try a bottle of this last summer. Maybe not the best time for barley wine, but.... The colour was a cloudy amber with no head at all. The aroma was quite hoppy (piney hops) with loads of caramel. On the palate, ultra sweet! Quite malty as well with loads of hops caramel, toffee, creme brulee and a delightfully loooong finish that lasts and lasts!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 03:43:41 | More by slaintemhor
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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.

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Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.