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

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 223
Gots: 23 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

avschmitt, Jan 14, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BrokenStones, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Thirstygoat, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

imperialking, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of CruisaC
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

CruisaC, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

rlcnmeyer, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

surlytheduff, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

EricCioe, Oct 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Rempo, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Ryan011235, May 22, 2012
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monitorpop, May 20, 2012
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klipper, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

HungarianCount, Apr 29, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.


woosterbill, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

JAHMUR, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

birchstick, Mar 24, 2012
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley Wine from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.