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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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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)

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(Beer added by: 4DAloveofSTOUT on 03-05-2013)
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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 25, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into tulip glass.

bottle 6 of 1440.
batch 1826.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with a reddish hue. A thin uneven cap of brown bubbles that quickly drops to no head.

Smell: really chocolatey malts. Sweet malts.

Taste: Chocolatey. Malty. Really sweet. Dark fruits, tootsie rolls, leather, tobacco, molasses. Vinous and kind of similiar to port wine. Woody. Sour cherries. This is really hard to describe, I just can place it. It not bad, but its atleast better than average. A mild sour cherry and sweet malts aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: high end of a medium bodied beer. Low carbonation. syrupy and thick. A hint of booze, but it does have much of a burn.

Overall: Not really close to an old ale or a sour. It could honestly be its own beer style... I was expecting a nail polish remover bomb according to the rumors, but aleast it was better than that. No nail polish remover like all the Dark Horse Lambics. Is it an old ale? Is it a Barleywine? Is this a sour beer? No... I am just going to call it an Enigma that does fit into anything of a beer style. Chances are that Dark Horse made an Old Ale or a Barleywine and it got infected, but they bottled it anyways so they didnt loose the product. regaurdless of all that rabble. The beer wasnt a total flop. Kind of reminds me of a really really heavy mead/ beer hybrid.

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Grabbed at the brewery a couple weeks ago. Bottle 447 of 1440.

Poured cold from the bottle a deep dark cola brown to a dogfish head signature glass with no head whatsoever. Carbonation is near zero.

Aroma of dark sugars, black cherry.

Big bodied, super sweet, though not cloying, tart finish, though not too terribly sour.

malty, sugary sweet, syrupy, ripe black cherries, hot after.

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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.

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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.