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Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Inspired by the hoppier West Coast BarleyWines in the late ’80s and early ’90s. This American Barley Wine is full of rich roasted caramel flavors and the spice and aroma from many hop additions. Eighty Lovibond Crystal Malt helps create a light mahogany color and dry hopping with Cascade Hops add to the many layers of flavors in this ever-evolving ale. When Three Sheets Barley Wine is fresh, it almost leans into the Double/Imperial Red category. Cellar it for a year, expect the taste of the hop bitterness and hop aroma to back off and the rich melanoidin sugars, from a two hour boil, step forward caressing you with a complex malty smoothness.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (1979) - USA - FEB 22, 2012
On tap at Good Beer. Pretty hoppy finish on this barley wine. Mild aroma. Molasses sweetness to start, then moving to a more bitter hop taste. Good, but not really exciting.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Excellent. Tons of caramel molasses flavor. What a good beer. On the sweet side, but I drank this down until I was too wasted, to the chagrin of many, but it happens sometimes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Taster at urge gastropub. Looks like dark red amber. Smells a little bitter and thick. Tastes at first like a strong hefe, then an ipa, then like a high profile barley wine. Delicious overall 8 of 10.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
A: The pour is dark amber in color with a creamy khaki head. S: As expected for a barleywine, a malty nose with some caramel and toffee along with a light hoppiness. The hops give a definite perfume character and somewhat of a floral note. Some booze on the finish. T: A slightly more fruity hop character with a touch of pineapple, which lasts all the way through the sip. Plenty of toast and just a mild roast and bitterness. The hops give their same perfume notes and there is certainly some booze. Perhaps a touch of dark chocolate and citrus peel. M: This is certainly full in body with a medium carbonation. O: I had wanted to try this beer for quite awhile, but it didn’t really live up to expectations. Sort of stuck in the middle between a hoppy barleywine and a sweet one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Dark brown red color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts, vanilla, citrus, wood, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of much of the same, with citrus being more pronounced, oxidation, and an alcohol burn in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Tap at CAH. Pours a hazy deeper brown with amber notes and a medium creamy off white head. Aroma was rich and complex. Dark fruits, toffee, caramel, nuts, port qualities and woody notes. Flavor of tge same complex notes, loads of dark fruits. Excellent barleywine, perfect base beer to barrel age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
The aroma is sweet and malty. The color is dark ruby black with a tan white head. The flavor of sharp sweet thick malts like in any barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. My favorite of all the 3 sheets variations, very hoppy, bold, sweet, bitter, really a complex beer that i think is at its peak right off the bat.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
vanilla, roasty, brown, clear, minimal head, lightly bitter, full body, average carbonation, long finish,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
tap at RnH - hoppy barley wine. citrus and astringent, sugary and some nuttiness. Over carbonated. not a big fan of this one.


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