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

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Reviews: 105
Hads: 166
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 224
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: scottoale on 01-25-2009

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Photo of pwoods
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beachbum1975 for sharing and FtownThrowDown for sharing(lol).

12oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Notes.

A: Deep mohagony on the pour. Decent head, considering the alcohol. Same for the lacing.

S: Big big alcohol. Some hops that have aged out a bit. Thick sweet malts, rich sweetness, and plenty of dark fruitiness.

T/M: Lots of rich caramel and maybe even further into molasses notes. Lots of dark fruitiness that blends well into the alcohol. The alcohol is quite big. More of the aged hop complexity. Body is about full with lighter carbonation.

D: This is a monster of a beer. Stretch out, drink plenty of liquids, take frequent breaks, and enjoy slowly. (679 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this 12oz. bottle on 10/26/09.

A - Poured a clear, medium caramel brown body with a thin tan head that reduced to a patchy film and yielded some stringy lace around the rim of the glass.

S - Woosh! This is definitely a malt bomb, with plenty of caramel and toffee sweetness, as well as molasses, maple syrup and brown sugar notes. You get the picture... this is sweet! There is also a hint of earthy, woody notes akin to a root or birch beer. While there is a slight waft of alcohol, it by no means suggests 15% ABV.

T - Initial flavor is sweet... really sweet! Xhewy gobs of caramel abound, and the flavor is even more sweet than the aroma. Again, the alcohol remains well concealed, even after the liquid reached room temperature. There is a faint tinge of earthy hop bitterness in the finish, but it does very little to quell the sweet maltiness of this barleywine.

M - Medium to full-bodied with a very syrupy, chewy texture and soft carbonation. Sweet and rich on the palate.

D - Very good barleywine overall, but one 12oz. bottle was more than enough, and we shared it between a few of us. I equate this beer to licking the spoon after making batter for molasses cookies. (1,213 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this 12 oz bottle.

A: The barleywine is a maple syrup brown color, nearly as viscous too. The ale is translucent, nearly opaque, with no head whatsoever.

S: The nose is wickedly malty, full of caramel and booze. Hops are nonexistent in this treacly brew.

T: While not quite as complex as J.W. Lee's, this is one big barleywine. Malts are through the roof, concentrated with caramel and molasses. Dark fruits arise out of the maltiness too, complex and rich. The finish is formidable, a bold barleywine even without a standout hop profile.

M: The mouthfeel is heavy, as you'd expect from such a heavy ale. The sweet maltiness is incredibly decadent.

D: At 15%, this is a good beer to share with multiple people. I enjoyed sipping my way through it. (781 characters)

Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage courtesy of RB's own footbalm. Bomber pours clear copper with thin head. The aroma is rich creamy and yummy. I get creamy candy caramel, some dark fruity esters, some alcohol and a bit of vanilla. Amazing and interesting. The taste is the same as the aroma with chewy sticky maltiness, a bit of pine flavor non hop bitterness, caramel goodness and a nice warming sensation. This brew has aged greacefully. Wonderful stuff. (435 characters)

Photo of PEBKAC
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Mixed scored. Edit at the bottom.)

The more recent 15% version, though I believe this bottle had a year or two on it(wax top). Courtesy of the ugly duckling. Thanks dude. :)

Bottle was hesitantly passed around right after everyone had flopped over in there seat to digest some tasty, greasy grey matter.

Into my heavy duty snifter, after just barely finishing off our opening round. Maybe not the best choice, but it did prove to be easier to down then expected.

A faded scotch color, with an expected similar lack of head. A nice swirl to it starting up, but it pretty much layed there.

Smell is overall muted, but what does come through is medicinal. Hot alcohol, fruit wood, & flagrant spots of plastic.

Taste was worlds better. Warm earthy fruit, brandy, a little leather, & a bigger bit of slightly sharp citric bitterness.Finish was composed of toasty/crusty malt & very mild bittersweet fruit residuals. It never became overly bitter or syrupy. It delivered a very warm sensation without ever getting hot or pushing forward a headache sweetness.

We came off pretty impressed by the feel, which was not at all oozy or even more then adequately thick. Even as an English-style barley wine, it did not over impose & put us into a coma. Instead, much fruit & rind came through, all in between soft & succulent. Never really sharp, although it did edge in close with it. Alcohol was evident, but never hostile, which for the ABV, earned more then just a wow.

Nothing approaching harsh. A very mellow & almost juicy barley wine, which doesn't quite make sense, but it is what it is. My overall score really should add up to be higher. :)

Edit 01/29/11: Just popped an unwaxed vintage, & the alcohol has completely died. Looking a bit thicker & murkier, it surprisingly drank like it was in single digits. Fruit was bigger on the nose then previous & no ugly plastic. Drinkability suffered with less carbonation, but overall, an improvement on what was already an impressive brew. Thanks again Black Swan. :) (2,018 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a modest head that leaves a few splotches here and there

Smell: Alcohol laden dark fruits, including raisins and dates

Taste: Rum-soaked raisins, brown sugar and a piney bitterness on the front end with a growing presence of alcohol after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation

Drinkability: Can't say this was my favorite barleywine; maybe in a couple of years it will be better but right now it is just too boozy (479 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to James for this one, a 12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

This one pours clear amber with hints of red, though not quite copper, with a smallish tan head that recedes quickly to a bubbly collar and a small swirl of bubbles in the middle. Lacing is minimal though the beer leaves some legs after each sip.

The aroma is wonderful on this one. it's certainly more in the English BW vicinity as there aren't any hops to speak of in the nose. What there is loads of is deep, sweet caramel malts with tons of dark fruits, raisins especially. There's some brown sugar as well which leaves this super rich and sweet in the nose.

The taste doesn't let me down at all and follows the aroma fairly closely. The sweetness is completely dominant with caramel malts, toffee and loads of sugar-coated fruits. The booze makes its presence felt in the finish, as it's tough to hide the entirety of the 12.2% ABV.

The mouthfeel is slick and fairly full-bodied with low, soft carbonation and almost gets cloying, but not quite.

Well, this is certainly not an American Barleywine, but it's one hell of a beer and I'm thoroughly impressed. It's much more an English BW with the huge caramel malt backbone with little in the way of hops and heavy on the sweetness. A great dessert sipper. (1,284 characters)

Photo of beveritt
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a large snifter. Label is a blur of colors, your guess is as good as mine as to what it is. Picked this up while visiting Indiana a few months ago. Surprised that only 6 people have reviewed it. No freshness date that I can see, but this one really doesn't need one.

Appearance: Pours with just shy of 1 finger of medium tan head. This settles to a ring around the glass and an ever refreshing island of foam above the nucleation site. Very little lacing. The beer itself is a very dark mahogany, dark enough to make it opaque. Some sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Very strong aroma, the kind you can smell while it is sitting on the desk. Dark fruits like raisins and figs dominate. Hints of soy sauce show up too.

Taste: Sweet malt upfront, very caramely with hints of toffee and cherries. Long,lingering raw sugar sweetness with a medium hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: I know it is the middle of summer, but I have been craving barleywines lately. Maybe I am just yearning for the end of the heat and the cool crisp days of fall. This one is a hot and I look forward to more Dark Horse stuff showing up in Ohio, but unfortunately our ridiculous ABV cap will keep this one out. (1,291 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 07/12/2009. Bottle. Pours a dark brown with barely any head. Aroma of booze, sweet malt, raisin. Flavor is a massive sweet malt bomb with some booze, caramel, and raisin. Very heavy, obviously. It's alright although I can't drink much of it. (253 characters)

Photo of charlesw
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmm. Well. And hmm some more. This is a really good beer. Had it a few times now and really enjoyed it. Not as a barleywine, but as a beer. Loved it as a beer. Alas, styles are so subjective, aren't they? Were this classified as an American strong ale I'd give it much higher scores. But it's missing in hops for an American barleywine. Missing, well, everywhere. What hop aroma? What hop flavor? Oh, yeah, it's great and well-balanced and even and smooth and all. But not what I see in a barleywine. (500 characters)

Photo of paco1029384756
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy ruby color with a small off white head.

Scent of alcohol, maple syrup, caramel, fruits, sugars, and oak.

Taste of sugars, alcohol, fruit, and caramel. Alcohol is not nearly as harsh as I was expecting. A good Barleywine, but not too complex.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied and smooth with low carbonation. (325 characters)

Photo of DoctorDog
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Big thanks to beveritt for sharing this extraordinary little treasure.

A- Very deep copper to mahogany color, and translucent. Sturdy pour produces only a flash of tan head, which fades quickly into nothing more than some oily streaks. No lacing noted.

S- Very sweet and fruity....raisins and dark fruits abound. Caramel / brandy notes. Moderate amount of booziness present, but not overpowering at all when considering the 15% ABV.

T- A rush of sweetness dominates at first. Fruity and lightly syrupy, with molasses and raisins pushing to the top of the list, caramel hints roll around the back of the mouth. Moderate/high bitterness. Alcohol is quite present, as expected, but is still well integrated. Pretty impressive.

M- Moderate-low carbonation. Fairly body. Slightly syrupy, but does not seem to detract. Smooth. Moderate alcohol warming presence.

D- Considering the 15% ABV, absolutely extraordinary. I know this should be a slow sipper, but it is going down quite pleasantly and easy....If I had more than one of these, it could be an early lights out...

Future outlook: Hmmm, this beer will definitely be one to cross the border into Indiana to get...
This was quite and extraordinary high ABV barleywine, and I hope to get my hands on it again. (1,305 characters)

Photo of rye726
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle labeled Barley Wine, but I beleive this is the same recipe. Pours a woody brown with a silky tan head. Very nice retention for a brew of this size. Nose has fruity malts, floral hops and sweet alcohol. Taste has a big caramel malt presence with dark fruits, spicy alcohol and citrus hops. Medium body is well carbonated and has a bit of booze in the finish. Tasty example of an old ale. (393 characters)

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark ruby brown in color. Whatever amount of head that forms on the pour is quickly gone before I can take my seat.
Smell is alcohol, malt, and some dark fruit. Just smelling this beer you know it's going to hurt.
This is big. This is going to hurt, and this is one big ass beer. Malty, alcohol bomb. Hot, some light fruit trying to shine through, but this is a alco-pop. This could definitely benefit from some time in the cellar. A lot of time. (455 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a bright red-mahogany color with a quarter inch beige head.

Aroma of caramel malts, raisins, and a bit of booze.

A big taste of sweet caramel malts smacks the palate with the first sip. Brown sugar, raisins, and the warm hug of alcohol follows.

Full bodied, rich and syrupy, with a light carbonation.

A damned nice barleywine from Dark Horse. Almost perfect - a tad too hot with the booze is my only pick. (432 characters)

Photo of CrellMoset
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of dkachur - thanks! Split w/ dkachur and a friend at a tasting, w/ my portion poured into a brandy snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy copper amber, dark and robust, with no head to speak of (though a faint, persistent collar and a few splashes of glittery, spritzy lacing do make an appearance). Carbonation is surprisingly plentiful, slow, medium-bubbled, well-dispersed. For a 15.0% abv? Not bad.

Aroma: Very English, methinks. Fruity as hell - cherry, strawberry, heavy citrus, pear, figs, raisins, mango - though with tons of balancing maltiness - toffee, faint cocoa nibs, caramel. Hints of anise. Definite spicy, estery alcohol, too, slightly chemically, but largely pleasant (and it should probably be more noticeable).

Taste: More of the same. Thick, sugary sweet malts, caramel and doughy bread, toffee, honey notes. Cherry, mango, strawberries, and grapefruit, heavy, almost cough syrup like. Spice notes, well-integrated and blended. A definite hop presence - perhaps partially contributing to the fruity overtones, partially to the spicy hop bitterness. Alcohol is a little less prevalent here than in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Thick as hell, but remarkably consistent - smooth, creamy, even, pillow-like, though like one of those heavy, dense, NASA pillows. Slightly sticky/cloying, which is where it loses half a point, but other than that, remarkably pleasant.

Drinkability: Well, it's 15.0% abv, but honestly, I wouldn't have guessed it (I'd have guessed more like, 11%, maybe 12%). It's also noticeably boozy, though perhaps not as much as I'd expect, which is good. The taste and aromas are great - complex, well-rounded, balanced - and the mouthfeel incredible, so I'm gonna recommend it with a warning. Booze alert! (1,763 characters)

Photo of hopdog
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle acquired in trade.

Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, light alcohol, caramel and yeast. Tastes of mainly dark fruits with some caramel. Warming alcohol finish.

Notes from: 12/12/05 (259 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle covered with red wax, 2008 vintage acquired in a trade with hoppymeal, thanks Derek, this one was a whopping 15% ABV, split with my dad on 1/9/09, reviewed from notes, poured into my Three Philosophers glass, color is a dark red mixed with brown, minimal creamy off white head that did not last long, no lacing, smell consists of raisins, cherries, plums, milk chocolate, booze, lots of caramel, and red apples, flavor is not as strong as you would think, lots of raisins up front, sherry qualities in the middle, alcohol and caramel make up the finish, lots of figs and plums come out when it warms, thick full body, low level of carbonation, sweet, fruity, and boozy mouthfeel, taste sticks around for a long time, could have finished off the bottle myself which should say a lot for a beer of this strength, alcohol is well hidden, it still does pack a serious punch though, pretty smooth, my first beer from Dark Horse and it was a big one, drinks like it is half the alcohol that it actually is, would like to drink again some time, especially an aged bottle, recommended (1,092 characters)

Photo of scottoale
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must say that this brew is, what it is...off the scale!!! 12oz. brown long-neck bottle with a single glossy, half-wrap art-sy colorful label and the cap covered in a reddish-brown wax.

It pours into my Duvel tulip a slightly murky, deep coppery red with nearly a finger of sticky beige head. A fine looking hefty ale.

The smell is just awesome, with a huge malty slap to the nostrils, followed by a boat load of alcohol...make that a ship load of alcohol. Sweet rich malty big ass beautiful nose to this ale.

The taste bigger than the smell, with a huge malt bill that explodes with flavor. Chewy thick raw sweet malt with carmel, raisen, molasses, fig, plum, candi sugar and enough alcohol to run the 1/4 mile in a Top-Fuel Dragster. This is one of the best tasting barleywines I've ever had, and I've tasted many. I don't know the vintage on this one, but it can't get any better in my book, even if the brewery claims it will. Truly impressed with this brew.

Full body with perfect carbonation, smooth and chewy in the mouth, 15% ABV and a flavor that I wish would never end...awesomely drinkable, too say the least. I can't thank hoppymeal enough for throwing this in on a trade...IOU bigtime! (1,212 characters)

Photo of midaszero
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to seaoflament for giving me this

Not sure the vintage but it was waxed and it was a pain in the ass to get open. Don't think they used brewers wax.

A - Clear amber body with small off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing

S - Malty and filled with dark fruit

T - Malty and dark fruit

M - Medium body with light carbonation

D - Pretty easy to drink and pretty enjoyable. But the 12% is a good punch to the face so be careful. (446 characters)

Photo of benmiliron
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gift from Rob. Thanks Rob. Trying this one on the coldest day of the year so far. It's 1:30 pm and only 5 degrees outside.

Waxed cap was irritating. Had to melt some of it off with a lighter. Thick pour. Not much head to speak of but not too vigorous a pour. Color is nice - Deep orange with a lot of bright red. Big bubble streaming through. Way too cold right now to do a proper taste. Will wait a few...

Wow. Complex but not overwhelming barleywine. Very sweet, grapes, alcohol, raisins, some sourness, some heat from the alcohol. Good hop balancing the sweetness. Nice beer. Very nice beer.

Mouthfeel is a little hot from the alcohol but the gravity is nice and the carbonation not biting at all.

This is a great barleywine. (733 characters)

Photo of 0110x011
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this as an extra in a trade from... someone. can't actually remember. If you read this, speak up!

Pours dark ruby red into a snifter. Light, surprisingly spritzy head lasts about 15 seconds and fades away. Super thin collar left over. nose is very english-style barleywine. Caramel, toffee, sweet dark fruits, and butterscotch play heavily. Some tobacco and earth, along with piney hops add to the mix. A notable alcohol sting in there too. Serious fruit & sugar on the palate, mostly caramel, fig and plum. Some earthyness and hop presence in there, but it's mostly dominated by sweet malts. Boozy as well. It wears the 12% on its sleeve, for sure. Full mouthfeel, bordering on syrupy.

A tasty barleywine, but I'd like a bit more hop presence for balance, and the booze hurts drinkability. Good, but not something I'd actively seek out. (843 characters)

Photo of kkipple
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Split a bottle of this with a good buddy. Good thing too, 'cause at 3am you don't need much of a 12.20% brew...

Pours a clear thick caramel-orange, small barely-there head really doesn't stick around. Still. Pretty basic for the style.

The nose really took me aback here, this may be the sweetest, most complex caramel smelling beer this side of JW Lee's. Massive rich, roasted toasted flamed toffee-sugar-caramel wallops the senses, and underneath it all is fusel booze booze booze and bitter, senseless hop aggression. It's all stupidly big and intense; sweet and heavy. In a nutshell: brown sugar, hot alcohol and bitter hops.

Taste is much what you'd expect after the nose-beatdown. This is out of bounds, very sweet and very alcoholic.
Dark Horse pulls no punches here, everything is up front and exposed. The sugary, syrupy malt that brims with juicy, bitter and medicinal hops, the intense, fusal, scorching alcohol, the dense, syrupy mouthfeel... it's all in your face and quite American. Maybe a bit too brash... but at least you know what you're in for from the first sip.

Mouthfeel is dense, thick, and lowly carbonated... but you weren't expecting anything else. It's tough to drink 6 ounces of this, let alone a whole bottle.

Three Guys is ultimately a victim of its own success... this is simply too big, bold, and boozy to hit the top ranks of American barleywines... proving, I suppose, that while off the scale is ok, balance also counts for something.

Try this if you can to see what unrestrained American brewers are doing these days. Yikes. (1,567 characters)

Photo of prototypic
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Another fine beer courtesy of hoppymeal. You're the man, Derek.

Appearance: It's crystal clear and dark copper/bronze color. It has a really nice scarlet hue to it and is topped off with a slightly off-white head that's a finger and a half deep. It was quick to recede and left a light lacing on the glass. I suspect it was simply another victim to high abv.

Smell: The nose is classic Barleywine. It's very heavy on dark fruit and features an excellent mix of raisin, plum, and prune. It's very sweet and sugary smelling. Malts are present in abundance and probably add to the sweet aroma. There's a little bit of hops present, but they're largely masked by the strong fruit and malt aromas. Perhaps they've faded a bit with time, as well. Alcohol is certainly noted. I'm unsure if the bottle I have is exactly 12.2% abv, but I'd bet that it is. Definitely smells like it. Excellent smelling beer. Very deep, complex, and inviting.

Taste: There's no dropoff here. This is an excellent Barleywine. It is very sweet and fruity initially. Dark fruit flavors of raisin, prune, and plum are very tasty. But, there's some rasberry or other berry flavor present that adds a nice twist to it. It's very sugary. Tastes like brown sugar with maybe a touch of molasses. Caramel malts are indeed sweet and give it an excellent foundation. There are some very light hops noted. They provide a very light bitter taste, but it's very subtle. Alcohol is noteable, but is masked pretty well given the high abv. It finishes very sweet.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's thick, a little chewy, and extremely smooth. It's very silky and goes down sooo easy. Carbonation is very light and really contributes to the excellent feel. Drinkability is above average, but it is limited by the high abv. One 12 oz. bottle is more than enough for me in a sitting.

Dark Horse really brewed a kick ass Barleywine here. The only constructive comment that I have is that the abv could be a little lower in order to boost drinkability. I'm not convinced that the high abv really improves this beer in any way. But, all in all, this is a really great Barleywine that's worth seeking out. (2,153 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from 2008. Cap dipped in dark red wax.

Pours a slightly murky burnt sienna. Small, wispy, light beige head. Nose of scorched brown sugar, rummy fruits, caramel, and herbal hops. Nice and good.

Toasted malts and roasted marshmallows up front. Herbal hop sting around the edges. Malt becomes fruitier and rummier, with tropical fruits, pears, and caramelized bananas. Chewy caramel and sugary maple syrup as well. Herbal, bitter, resinous hops come on stronger in the finish to try and balance the strong malt sweetness. Warming. Full-bodied with a chewy feel. A big, bold barleywine from Dark Horse, with just a little roughness around the edges. Would like to try this after a year of age. (706 characters)

Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.