Three Sheets - Barrel-Aged
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Barleywine - American
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 14.61%
Ratings:
65
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 25, 2018
Added:
Jan 31, 2007
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  8
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.26 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Oct 25, 2018
 
3.92 by glf60 from Virginia on Jul 15, 2018
 
4 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Jul 08, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by unclekeith from Alaska

On draft at GABBF - 2nd place

Jan 26, 2017
 
4.03 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon on May 27, 2016
 
4.33 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Mar 03, 2016
 
3.04 by 1424IpA from California on Feb 01, 2016
 
3.29 by Honeybourne from Scotland on Dec 19, 2015
 
2.26 by drone from Oregon on Nov 22, 2015
 
3.69 by EdrickCS from California on Nov 08, 2015
 
4.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 11, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Little to no head, but there's sone streaky lace. Dark brown where light shines through.

Darker malt aroma. Not really toasted or chocolate, but true to style.

The flavor is high in alcohol, dark malt (without toast or chocolate), and mild hop. Strong alcohol swallow.

Mar 01, 2015
 
4 by wethorseblanket from California on Nov 24, 2014
 
4 by DCLAguy11 from California on Nov 23, 2014
 
3.96 by Wowcoolman from California on Nov 23, 2014
 
3.75 by The_Jerk from California on Nov 18, 2014
 
4.25 by irthesteve from California on Nov 17, 2014
 
3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
by PacNWDad from Washington

10/18/2014. On draft at Chuck's 85th as part of a 4-Ballast Point beer sampler. Thick and dark, modest amount of off-white head, not much lace. Beer holds its own against the glass. Aroma is caramel, molasses, some herbal notes, a little musty (barrel?). Fairly sweet, with a hint of the bitter from the hops and some spiciness from the alcohol. Body is not as heavy as I would expect for a barleywine, oily, light carbonation, medium-long finish. Overall, very enjoyable for the last beer of the evening, fortunately just samplers or I would be in trouble.

Oct 19, 2014
 
4.5 by bcerv-ca from California on Sep 27, 2014
 
4.2 by cbridge27 from New York on Sep 13, 2014
 
4.25 by DIPAFAN from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2014
 
3.5 by ironchefkook from California on Sep 03, 2014
 
1.25 by Raziel313 from California on Aug 06, 2014
 
4.5 by Impfan from Washington on Jul 17, 2014
 
4.5 by midnitesun11 from California on Apr 12, 2014
 
3.75 by bsm80x from New York on Jan 21, 2014
 
4 by dvsbizzyb from California on Sep 11, 2013
 
4.25 by mctizzz from California on Aug 18, 2013
 
4 by SocalKicks from California on Aug 12, 2013
 
4.25 by Crimsontider22 from Alabama on Jun 29, 2013
 
4.5 by theminutemen from Missouri on Jun 15, 2013
 
3.75 by bca115 from California on Feb 20, 2013
 
3.5 by arfenhouse from California on Jan 19, 2013
 
5 by CEDAMA from California on Oct 01, 2012
 
3.75 by t0rin0 from California on Aug 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by WillCarrera from Ohio

On-tap at Ballast Point's Old Grove location. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a murky brown color, thin brown head, spotty lacing.

S- Very bourbon forward, lots of bourbon, wood, and a hint of vanilla, also getting some caramel and dark fruit.

T- Follows the nose, lots of bourbon and wood up front, follows with lots of sweet toffee, burnt caramel and dark fruit, quite sweet and boozy overall.

M- Full-bodied, smooth feel, moderate booziness and lingering sweetness.

O- A pretty good barleywine, I had a small pour and was satisfied, probably not my favorite offering from Ballast Point.

Jun 23, 2012
 
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jun 17, 2012
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4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Tap at prezo

Pours a very light bubbly head covering, over a beer that is super dark, with bits of dark ruby mahogany colored light barely sneaking through.

Nose bursts with bourbon, nice sweet bourbon, light charred oak barrel with vanilla, then dark sweet malts, molasses, caramel, candy, hint of cocoa, candied plum and raisin, and touch of booze.

Taste starts with a bit of barrel, woody esters, light saw dust but none of those overpowering. Bourbon follows closely, as well as the vanilla. Bitter hops really make a presence with earthy hops and slight chewy spicy that bring a fair level of bitterness, like 75-80 ibu, level. Makes take more of a backseat surprisingly, but bring more candy sweetness, molasses, maple, caramel, toffee, etc. and more fruits with candied dates and raisins, and a slight candied walnut. Booze is there but hidden fairly well by the sweetness. Finish is quite bitter, drier and surprisingly not sticky or syrupy, lots of lingering spicy earthy hops, bit of bourbon and some barrel flavors, and a bit of candy and molasses.

Mouth is fuller bodied, decent carb, bit of warning but not tingly booze, not very syrupy either.

Overall pretty good. Out adds a nice bourbon and barrel flavor with some nice malty additions and sweeteners flavors, but stays drinkable and hides the booze well. My only gripe is that the spicy earthy hops cut through the beer a bit too much and the big bitterness clashes a bit with the bourbon and sweet malts. I bet aging this a year or two would be awesome.

May 09, 2012
 
4 by Pahn from New York on May 02, 2012
Three Sheets - Barrel-Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 65 ratings