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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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A barley wine style ale brewed to 15% alc with hints of raisin, chocolate, carmel, sherry, cherry, and alcohol, just to name a few and this beer will only get better with age. Not Available for 2006 release


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
Very dark amber in colour. The aroma is of hops, caramel, nuts, alcohol. Flavour of caramel, alcohol, toffee, quite sweet. Finishes with a great hoppy bitterness and a great alcohol warmth. This beer was a great experience, thanks PsychProf.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
This roaming, free raspberry candy spirit, a fat specter with a sceptre of chocolate, looms through the thick hoppy fog...His ghoulish sweet whispers of decadence resound louder and louder, as grapefruity virtuosi of the affable kind lick the inner mind and the upper palate...I need to close my eyes to appreciate this...Chewy alcohol creates profound seismic vibrations in the palate...I love to be haunted by the thought of a great barley wine...Thanks radiomgb!...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Off the scale? More like off my rocker! This one totally obliterated me. Strong fruit, caramel/toffee sweetness, thick and full of peppery hops. I'd like to try it again, but I'm afraid, very afraid.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Dark. Plums, malted milk. Sweet barley wine but without being overly earthen and gritty. Smooth, sweet, and good to drink while playing darts!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
At MBG Summer fest: Cloudy brown hue with huge creamy head. Big aroma of raisin, sweetwood, roasted malt, barnyard, earthy...smells old and not a bad thing, for it is complex. Ripe fruit initially, bitterness comes on later. Some alcohol was detected but I din't think it was overpowering. A bit tough on the finish, peppery? Feel is very dry and full-bodied. Different but very nice, a beer to enjoy with good company.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
Dark., muddy brown. Big malt aroma – caramel & Tootsie Rolls. Strong alcohol presence. This is a mean mother – though it’s strange that while the caramel doesn’t balance out the alcohol at all, it does meld with it to create a unique effect on the palate. Slightly salty. Still, something to temper the heat would have been better – it hit my stomach like St. Ides.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Thanks to Hoppygrrrl and Psychprof, Jaymobrown & I still have a bottle waiting for our annual Barleywine Massacre. Peaty, sweet, big malts and biting alcohol greet the nose and lips. sweet in the middle, dry and hoppy at the end, letting the alcohol linger just long enough to remind you how potent it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Huge and hard to drink until you've had enough of it to soften all the riot of flavor. It made for a grand evening, though! Thanks, Michael!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2003
This was a much appreciated gift from the Albion contingent. may their hunting be ever blessed and bountiful! This is one rough hewn, shaggy beer, reminds me of a fine old barn that was pegged together a century ago and , despite the swallow nests and a few missing boards, still stands engagingly strong before the wind and rain and snow. Nothing in this beer is soft or sophisticated - it has some dark fruit plum power that works well with the harder alcohol, a generous riot of spiciness (cinnamon?), and a hell of a lot of hops, of the darker, herbal variety (there are strong bitter tea notes lingering). I found both recent beers very hoppy, and it might be because I've been drinking mass market beer a lot lately, so I'll add that caveat to this rating. Anyway, brownalegirl and I watched the evening fireflies and snapping turtle battleships among the duckweed and reeds and got pleasantly buzzed on this brute.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3 Guys is a very dark barleywine with a medium malty aroma. It's complex, never too sweet, and surprisingly smooth. It's a little creamy, very hoppy, and leaves a tingle on your tongue. Finishes with a perfect flat bitterness. A nice surprise! Next to the Blueberry Stout, it's my favorite Dark Horse offering. Find some if you can!


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