The Return
3 Sons Brewing Company

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From:
3 Sons Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 30.03%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 12:33 AM
Added:
May 07, 2022
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
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Notes: An English-style Barleywine brewed in collaboration with The Veil Brewing aged in stainless, Rye Whiskey, and California Brandy barrels.
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Ratings by mothman:
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Bottle. Tan head. Dark brown, nearing black.

Thick, cloying in a bad way. This is hardly BW. Some rye spice. Cherry, cocoa, and metallic notes. I wouldn’t even be able to guess this is a BW. Boozey. Caramel and toffee. This is going down the drain.
Jun 21, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown body; opaque; thin yet creamy light khaki colored head. Sweet, mildly herbal aroma; light chocolate and cocoa undertones. Wonderfully balanced and rich flavors; cocoa with hints of milk chocolate; Greek red wine; herbal flavors; grassy. Heavy body; silky and slick; oily sludgyiness; huge residual sugar texture.

Called an English barleywine, yet this beer goes way beyond that description. The beer is dense and incredibly complex. It plays with elements of milk chocolate, rye, and dominating red wine notes. In a blind beer tasting, I would have guessed the style to be an imperial barrel-aged porter or stout of some sort. Regardless. this beer is a killer, complex and satisfying on many levels.

Pouring temperature: 44 °F; bottling info: n/a
Thursday at 12:33 AM
 
Rated: 4.18 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by mig100 from Texas

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Rich, malty, sweet barleywine. The barrel comes through, but is not overpowering. It is really sweet for a barleywine - personally too sweet for my tastes. Lots of dark candied fruits and sugars. Still a delicious sipper I am glad I got the chance to have.
May 10, 2022
The Return from 3 Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 7 ratings