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Dark Horse Sour 3 Guy Off the Scale Old Ale
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   ABV: -
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
(375ml bottle, batch #1826) Pours a burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, toffee, cherry, leather, and vinous. Flavor of caramel, vinous, earth, and balsamic with a dry finish. Unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle... Hazy brown pour with no head. The bouquet is a tangy, vinous marriag of dried plum and tawny port. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeeel and restrained carbonation. Mirroring the nose, the flavor is super vinous and tangy with loads of dried plum and tawny port. Lightly tart, mildly pungent, prune finish. bottle courtesy of ctipping!

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Reddish brown colored beer. Not much head at all. Dark fruits, berries, sourness is a tad muted. Muddled and really not so good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared at 5K/10K/4K tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, soured dark fruit, wood, wine barrel and velvet. Medium body.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Completely flat. Probably a batch gone wrong at the brewery. It is acetoney. Soy sauce mixes with nail polish. Not very sour or good. Luckily i didn’t buy the bottle, I would be pissed if I did.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Taste from a waxed 12.7oz bottle. Clear brown color. Virtually no head. Kind of a reddish hue. Kind of worried by the nose. A lot of bourbon, dark fruit, some oxidization-type flavors. Not as much heat in the taste as in the nose, thankfully. Drinks like 10-11%. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, mild sourness, light heat in the ned. Bigger body. Light carbonation. Kind of slick. Interesting, kind of weird stuff. Everyone around me seems to be loving it, but I think it’s kind of sweet with a bit of a heat on it. Fun to try 2oz of, more would have sucked.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a deep ruby garnet with no head. Big oxidization and sweet old malt. Medium bodied, smooth and malty, lots of old oxidization, very, very, very light hints of tartness. Not sure if I get anything sour or acidic, but definitely old and oxidized. Chewy malt. Very tasty, but not so much sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6842) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle shared by someone on Jackie-O’s bottle release eve. Pours a clear reddish-brown with no head. Notes of bourbon, old berry and pit fruits, earth, cardboard, dust, and some balsamic. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sour, sweet mouthfeel. It’s funny how groupthink works. A lot of people around us loved this, but Chris and previous RB raters hated it. I’m somewhere in between, saying ’meh.’ It’s not a very good sour overall, but it’s worth a try. I’d rather still try the regular 3 Guy, though. Dark Horse’s sours are more suspect than the malty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at the 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours deep brown with a thin head. Sweet malts, old close to rotten dark fruits, toasted grains, and a weird, almost oxidized finish. Some times experiment go good, sometimes they go bad, but this one went just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
bottled, thanks to mikem409, murky muddy brown color, delightful flavors of malted milk balls, soy sauce, chocolates, balsamic vinegar, lasting sweet and sour finish


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