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Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style Ale
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75
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 30.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: 4DAloveofSTOUT on 03-05-2013)
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

08-10-2014 14:25:24 | More by ChicagoNick
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.1%

07-09-2014 13:20:27 | More by smartassboiler
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

02-15-2014 02:58:33 | More by jeffwright
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jegross2

Illinois

2/5  rDev -36.7%

02-13-2014 05:21:02 | More by jegross2
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stevec32

New York

2.75/5  rDev -13%

02-06-2014 01:21:39 | More by stevec32
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -36.7%

01-23-2014 02:33:32 | More by BGsWo22
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vonnegut21

New York

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

01-20-2014 16:47:55 | More by vonnegut21
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scotv

New York

2/5  rDev -36.7%

01-19-2014 13:44:05 | More by scotv
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +26.6%

01-08-2014 18:54:50 | More by JAHMUR
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.1%

12-30-2013 22:47:09 | More by beergorrilla
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-26-2013 19:58:51 | More by sendbeer
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

1/5  rDev -68.4%

11-18-2013 00:10:14 | More by Flabbyjandro
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev +26.6%

09-30-2013 20:12:17 | More by vrbulldog22
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DLucky

Florida

4/5  rDev +26.6%

09-05-2013 01:09:56 | More by DLucky
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-25-2013 21:16:31 | More by krl2112
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

08-25-2013 13:35:34 | More by RedneckBeerz
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

08-11-2013 03:35:11 | More by jschott75
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mrebeka

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

08-05-2013 04:08:04 | More by mrebeka
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +21.8%

Haven't done a full review in forever, but I felt this warranted one. I'm swimming upstream here, it seems.

Pours a burgundy cloud in the glass with absolutely no carbonation, it seems intentional.

Bouquet is intense and confusing. Anise, cocoa nibs, currant, fig, tree bark, caramel, maybe a touch of soy but not nearly as much as others allude to. There are lots of barleywine and old ale characteristics, but nothing sour. The aroma is actually intoxicating in and of itself.

Strong acid on the tongue at first, but subsides into viscous cabernet and tannin leading into light barley sweetness accompanied by pureed prunes and fading into a spectral hint of acetone and wine must. It's reasonably thick but in a vinous way. It's like a cross between a wheatwine and a regular wine. Almost no sour at all, which is a little disappointing, but make me really want to try their non-sour variant.

Not a lot of people like this beer, and it's obvious to see why. It's overly complex and strange for the style, but if you take it for what it is and lower your assumptions of what to expect, it's a very pleasurable drink. It doesn't taste a lot like beer, or anything else I've had for that matter, but it's a fun drink to dissect. Seriously, give it a try.

08-01-2013 00:04:47 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +26.6%

07-23-2013 01:47:21 | More by GrindFatherBob
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landhoney

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

06-26-2013 15:52:29 | More by landhoney
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +13.3%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #1393/1440. Batch #1826.

Appearance - Deep red. Wine like. No head. Thick and viscous.

Smell - Oh my. Acidic. Red wine. Chocolate. Fruity. A touch of soy sauce. Smells like port and soy sauce.

Taste - Red wine. Less sourness. Soy sauce still present. A ton of caramel. Just a tinge of acids. Chocolate and deep malts.

Mouthfeel - Flat as hell. Thick. Chewy

Overall - Really out there. Crazy tasting. The soy sauce is unpleasant but everything else is really impressive.

06-25-2013 03:24:54 | More by Alieniloquium
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

06-23-2013 20:06:52 | More by Morey
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

06-16-2013 23:13:46 | More by BUNZILLA
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scottfrie

California

2.59/5  rDev -18%

Bottle 1147/1440, Batch 1826.

A: No pop from the cap, no carbonation on the pour. Liquid is a dark red darker than red wine – almost mahogany.
S: Sherry and super sweet caramel notes dominate alongside hints of wet cardboard, soy sauce, very faint red fruits, and faint gastric acid.
T: Follows the nose but the flavors don't work well that well together. Sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, sherry, cherry juice, brown sugar and maybe a touch of molasses and soy. The finish has a bolt of sour acid but it no longer reminds me of vomit. The finish is full of more caramel, some leather, and a bit of musty cardboard.
M: Medium-full body, damn near flat carbonation, and a slick and slippery mouthfeel. Wet feeling.
O: Tastes better than it smells, but neither are great. I wouldn't want to drink this again. Extremely unattractive label by the way.

06-15-2013 00:49:00 | More by scottfrie
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Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.