lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to hopdog. Dark amber body. Aroma and flavor were very sweet of brown sugar and dark dried fruits. Perhaps it needs to age but it seemed way too hot for me. Finish had a very whiskey-like feel to it... way too harsh. It could have potential if it hid the alcohol better.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle that’s freaking impossible to open. Thanks Gurst! Pours a red-tinted amber with good carbonation and a thin lacing of a head. Aroma is sweet but not cloying, with loads of dark fruit, caramel, berries, and toffee. Taste is smooth and full, with plums, figs, cherries, caramel, and molasses dominating. For a 15% ABV, there’s hardly any bite to speak of as well. A delicious winter warmer.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavly malty of cookies, hay, cereal, toasted malts and carmel. Flavor starts heavy sweet, and malty of dark fruit, carmel, figs and alcohol, finish is much the same a bit less sweet but hot alcohol.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a thin slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet with malt notes, chocolate, and alcohol. This smells great! Flavor is strong with caramel, chocolate, and molassas. Strong alchohol that is aggressive, but not overpowering. Full syrup like body. This is truely amazing.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent brew. Hard to tell from the bottle who brews it. The taste is of nice sweet malt/cherries. The hops are nice and balancing, but not overwhelming.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at darkhorse... upon talking to the locals who have had this beer for years they said it was too bitter, here is my thought... beautiful dark charcoal color, nice head, sweet malts with hints of toffee and maybe a slight malt place on the palate, maybe a bit biter but very enjoyable. highly recomended.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Tasting at Heritage Liquor(Maplewood, MN) - Pours a deep mahogany with nose of chocolate-covered plumb and raisin. A hint of musty red wine quickly dissipates. Comes across the palate as smoky raisin and red wine-infused chocolate, Maple syrup flavors and texture are coming to the forefront as the beer warms. Thick, lingering film left on the palate after every sip. Amazing in taste and complexity.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hops on the nose, with the malts in the back. Nice fine bubbles with good head and lace. Rich hoppyness upfront,then slight sweetness with long lingering finish. The hops really stick with you for minutes. Slight alcohol burn but well balanced.
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 didn’t see a separate entry, so I’m 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 it’s still a pretty subtle tartness. It tastes like a chocolate caramel tart cherry dessert. This is really good.