Big Sxxxy
3 Sons Brewing Company

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From:
3 Sons Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Barleywine - English
Ranked #46
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,441
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 11.29%
Ratings:
18
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 01, 2021
Added:
Mar 14, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  1
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged barleywines brewed in memory of Javier Leal.
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4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Nov 01, 2021
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2.7/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

500 mL bottle. Murky brown. Smells of bourbon, brown sugar, some dark fruits. Tastes fruity and boozy. Brown sugar. Bourbon. Heavy, quite sweet. Eh, too fruity for me.

Jul 17, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Picked up this 22 oz. bottle via an on-line charity auction this…spring? I think. Jazzed for my first bottle from this brewery.

The pour is dark brown with a few drops of carmine mixed in with minimal eye-carb. The nose is a rush of sweetness & nose-hair numbing bourbon. I can live with that.

Big Sxxxy is a classic of the style: bourbon puch, sweet malts, oak, richly rolled toffee. There is a beautiful undergarment of leather, figs, & maple bark. Thick. Thicker than the ABV or the style warrant (it does say “pastry barleywine” on the label). No heat. So easy to sip. This is a big bottle to take by oneself on a cold night.

Lives up to the slow burn of hype surrounding 3 Sons. Excellent beer.

Nov 21, 2020
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 30, 2020
 
4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 27, 2020
 
4.46 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Dec 04, 2019
 
4.75 by paulish from New York on Oct 27, 2019
 
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Oct 19, 2019
 
4.96 by MJSFS from Florida on Oct 14, 2019
 
3.83 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Sep 29, 2019
 
4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Sep 29, 2019
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4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

On-site bottle at 3 Sons
L: Mocha and chestnut hues with a small khaki head
S: Leather, tobacco, and toffee notes
T: Bourbon-soaked figs, dark chocolate, rose hips, and caramel
F: Nice thickness and ample carb
O: Fantastic barelywine - hits all the right notes and very balanced. Well done

Jun 30, 2019
 
4.35 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 13, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Muddy chestnut and acorn with a thin khaki ring. Sweetly thick caramel and toffee melds with a touch of bourbon syrup accented by grape and peach finishing with a sticky heat.

May 23, 2019
 
4.51 by vfgccp from New York on Mar 20, 2019
 
4.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 13, 2018
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma has dried fruits like raisins, figs and dates. Taste is sweet and sugary but balanced by an earthy hop bitterness. Complex and well integrated flavors.

May 31, 2018
 
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Mar 14, 2018
Big Sxxxy from 3 Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 18 ratings