mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from St. Fun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours a deep dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Strong nose brings out raisins, caramel and sherry upfront, with secondary notes of chocolate, cherry and booze. Flavour is rich and round, very malt-heavy, with loads of caramel, dark fruit (raisins and plum), some sherry-like liqueur, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. Now this is complex - so many layers of flavour, with a big, sticky, rich mouthfeel. The 15% alcohol is exceptionally well-worked in, with no burn or heat, just a warming effect. Barley wines usually fail to impress me much these days, but this is certainly an exceptional. Absolutely wonderful stuff.
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque brown-black with thin bubbles that are gone immediately, no lace. Very still, no carbonation. The taste (and aroma) are neither an ould ale or a barleywine - mostly the taste is prunes and malt with a strong infusion of alcohol at the finish. Perhaps cellaring would improve the tasting experience. Presently, not very palatable.
Strykzone (4903) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at esbls. Lots going on in the aroma. Chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar. Ok, this is just weird. It needs a lot of time to age. It has no carbonation and tastes like jelly. Just odd.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured almost black with a trace very dark brown head that left no lacing. The aroma was chocolate, malted milk, vanilla, sour fruits, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sweatsocks. The flavor was cola, cherry, vanilla, soy sauce, a short tart spike in the middle followed by lingering coco, cherry, soy sauce and vanilla. Moderately full bodied. Very nice and wonderfully rich and complex.
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick syrupy brown with almost no head. Aroma of burnt toffee, raisins, caramel malt, sweet booze. Taste is dark fruit syrup, burnt sugar, molasses, prunes, brown sugar and boozy oak. Hides the alcohol pretty well but itís also pretty sweet. Not bad.
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I wish theyíd make this again! Pours dark amber and cloudy, sherry notes and complex full flavored yet smooth. Medium hoppy, well masked alcohol.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the sour version. It is still called 3 guy off the scale and I didnít see a separate entry, so Iím leaving the review here.
Pours a rusty red. No head. No carbonation. Aroma, vanilla, chocolate, sour cherry, caramel. This is a great smelling beer. Taste- the sourness comes through a little more in the taste, but itís still a pretty subtle tartness. It tastes like a chocolate caramel tart cherry dessert. This is really good.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Drew, thanks! Pours a deep copper, mostly clear. Nose is lightly oxidized, richly malty and sweet in the nose. Sherry and malt. Clean and has held up well. On tasting, bit bitterness, clean alcohol. Richly malty and a nice sweetness. Clean and dry finish. Pretty damn fine stuff.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, Drew! Pours a nice deeper amber pour, almost into the brownish range. A bit of glow on the edges with a deeper darker body, good haze. Frothy head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas offer sweeter sticky malts, toffee and biscuits, caramel and dough. Touches of red fruit, dried fruit, and gentle heat on the nose. Some raisin, bit of cocoa and dryness but still pretty sticky. Initial is similar, bigger body and a bit of heat off the bat. Sticky and carmelized malts, dough and caramel. Some red fruit, dried fruit, and gentle spiciness on the palate. Kiss of cocoa, heat, dryness from the alcohol as we move back. Warm and inviting as we get into it, itís pretty impressive with the age on this. Gentle pit fruit elements, sweet malts. Kinda shakes itself out to something more impressive.
deyholla (6595) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Drew, thanks. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a strong caramel note with sweet grains and a hint of grass. Flavor has a combination of sweet and earthy grains with a hint of earthy grassiness.