Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
Received this in a trade. Thanks Totoropanda
Pours relatively flat, but some bubbles make their way up to form some carbonation. Dark, dark amber in color.
Booze soaked raisins. What I expect when I sniff a barleywine.
Dark fruit, raisins, malts, toffee. Delicious.
Mouthfeel shines. Thick, but goes down easy. I don't say this much, but NO booze on this guy. Other than my face getting a little warm, you'd never know this thing packs a punch.
Dark Horse, please brew this again. If you put it in a barrel I don't know what I'd do. Glad to have tried this one.
11-07-2012 01:53:22 | More by CruisaC
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured into a Stone 15th Anniversary glass on 5/15/12
Not sure what vintage this is; I bought in in 2009.
Pours a dull brown, but takes a pretty ruby hue once in the glass. The one thumb head disappears at a moderate rate, leaving behind a large island of bubbles, collar retention and lots of lace.
The nose is all over the place; various aromatics come and go. Some highlights are notes of prune, raisin, fig, plum, caramel, butter toffee, mildly spiced bread, tomato paste, oxidation, leather, overtones of booze, and stray hints of fruits, a la blackberry and dark cherry.
The flavor takes a lean toward the sweet side, but doubles back for a drier finish. Hints of candied fruits quickly meld with the sugary flavors of fig, prune, raisin, toffee, caramel and sweet bread. The middle is fleshed out before tapering off with residual, earthy hop decay. Hints of rum as the beer warms up. The progression from sweet to dry is very enjoyable.
The feel is medium-full with a penchant for alcohol slickness. Indeed, this beer isn't shy of booziness; it has a warming feel that begins early on and builds throughout. Carbonation is low, making for a rather smooth sipping experience.
I bought three bottles of this at the end of a brief stop at Dark Horse while traveling from Ferndale, MI (by way of Waterford) to Chicago, IL for back-to-back Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 shows. If I recall correctly, I bought the last three bottles they had for sale; enjoyed one shortly thereafter and was sitting on the other two... until tonight. Check it out, and pick up a copy of Goodnight Oslo while you're at it.
05-22-2012 04:17:47 | More by Ryan011235
4.45/5 rDev +9.9%
12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to whoever opened this one (Tony?).
A: Slightly hazy chestnut body with a wispy tan head. Standard, but good.
S: Sweet, in both malty and hoppy ways. Some tropical hops accent the cakey, toffeeish malt. Very rich, and only lightly boozy. Great.
T: Follows the nose - fruity hops up front, rich toffee and caramel malt thereafter. Very sweet, very rich, very good.
M: Creamy, medium-full body with plenty of soft carbonation. Great.
O: Wow, I had no idea until just now (typing up my handwritten review) that this beer was 15% - it drank like 10%! Amazing Barleywine. I continue to be impressed by Dark Horse.
04-05-2012 15:41:17 | More by woosterbill
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
long time want poured into Hill Farmstead bulb.
A Very small head forms and quickly dissipates leaving no lacing and a few bubbles around the rim of the glass. Body is a cherry red, mahogany color and looks nice.
S gigantic sweet malt and dark fruits take off in the nose. sweeter almost bubblegum scent come through. Theres a hearty bready malt. Really sweet scent that has a ton goin on.
T Big time sweetness that carries from the front to the back. sweeter dark fruits like figs and plums poke their heads out toward the middle as well as some lighter mandarin orange. The finish is slightly bittersweet, heavier on the sweet. Nice flavors
M Absolutely flat with a thicker feel on the tongue and leaves my mouth feeling sticky.
O Nice stuff going on inside this bottle, wish I had another one. I also with there was a date on the bottle to know how old it was. No hop presence whatsoever and the flavors tasted awesome for an aged American BW. ISO 3GOTSBW
12-25-2011 23:23:46 | More by Gushue3
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.