gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours a deep amber. Nose is beautiful booze!, loads of caramel malt, slight floral hops, grapes and dark fruit. Flavor is warming alcohol, sherry, sweet malty caramel, dark fruits, toffee and ever so slight hop presence. Finishes smooth and liquor biting. This beer is awesome! Perfect sipper. And possibly the worst label on earth. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Got to try a bottle of this courtesy of "hannont". Colour... cloudy amber with no head whatsoever. Nose... caramely, hoppy and sweet. Palate... SWEET! What a complex festival of malt, hops, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol and Christmas pudding, all harmoniously fused together towards a gloriously long finish! arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared by motortoddhead. Big ups for knockin’ this one off my wants list! Deep, red hued amber with minimal off-white head. Huge dark fruit punch, raisins, toasted malt, skunked hops, mild booze, and red wine/acidic tinge at the end. Big dark fruit, brandy soaked raisin, caramel, toasted malt, booze and skunky/earthy hop bitterness at the end. Malt/booze tang dominates the palate with sticky malt hanging on to the end. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
Liquid spills a wickedly dark blood in the shadows. Headless to the point of only bubbles squirting from the neck. Windy and scrapy splattered lace is left on the windows.
The stick and stink of the days’ heat still slumbers here as the nightly cloaked mist of darkened fruit intangles plum and black cherry heat, fleeced and rising from the ashes of a heavy cigar recently smoked to the ring; filling an alumnium can that has the top torn off...Freshly lacquered pine tar persists from the area as the rooftops nearby are still drying after a long summers’ day work.
Bold clues to the violation insight the heat may have had something to do with it. Heavy and thick dark caramel sit on a tar stained chair. Smoke still clings to the ceiling. Pine resin tried to escape the area but never got far as it was far too heavy and bitterly soaked with dark plummy deposits. Massive amounts of residue lead to more tar and pine thats been soaked through to the surface.
The air sits thick and rich with smoke. Heat still remains from the day. Smooth currents of air breeze by, but you still need to remove your hat to let some short soothing time aid you until you finally wipe the salty, full, dark fruits from your brow as you examine more of the "why". But that doesn’t help, as the beads continue to break and the heat just won’t cool off this night. Unforgiving to the point of swimming in over your very own thoughts. Succulant pine tar dances into the mind with thick finger prints left on the palate.
The pieces finally come together when you find empty, big brown bottles along the window sill. It seems as if 3 guys were enjoying themselves with conversation and ribbing when the heat finally consumed them and sent them out looking for more of the passionate heat that drove them to empty those exact same bottles.
More clues arise as the liquid found was not as it seemed. Someone of the 3 had spilled the very treat they were enjoying and left without haste to supply the demand needed to forget the very woes of working on the rooftops that day.
Your assistant was helpful enough to provide some of the adequate evidence to proclude that the 3 guys were only off the scale from the apparent lack of thirst and supply of said liquid needed to get by... until the next day.
This kind of event will make the old seem young and young seem old. A twist of life, a fleeting moment; memory, ...will I remember... Will anybody? barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 Update June 4, 2007 1 1/2 year old bottle from Styles. I enjoyed 3 Guys when it was fresh, but what a difference a little time makes!!! very smooth with a nice balance between the malt, hops and 15% abv. exceptional BW.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a thick reddish amber with just a wisp of an off-white, tan head. aroma is very malty and alcoholic. delicious flavors of caramel malt sweetness, alcohol, molasses, brown sugar and floral hops. great mouthfeel as well. Is there any beer Dark Horse does not do well?
Crimson ruby color, nice swirl of tan head and lacing. The aroma is both fresh and fruity with notes of raspberry, flower nectar and grass. Very lively along with some dark caramel and earthy hops. The flavor pops with bourbon and licorice acompanied by some toasty nutella cocoa flavor and rich molasses steam. Mashmallow and juniper flavors on the finish. A light presence of bitterness and alcohol and a moderate amount of sweetness. Very nice barleywine with complex flavors, well hidden alcohol and nothing too overbearing. Subtle and relaxed yet quaffable and satiating. Thanks Andre! trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
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. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
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. mcberko (17829) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
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. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Tasted on 6/1/14 from a capped 12oz bottle obtained in a trade quite some time ago, this bottle has quite a bit of age on it. Pours a nearly opaque, dark, fiery auburn with a thin tan head that disappears fairly quickly. The nose is dominated by caramel, toffee, just a hint of nutty sherry oxidation coming through, raisin, date, and bit of a brighter cherry fruit note with some alcoholic heat. The flavor is all of those same characteristics with some added toasted chocolate bitterness. Everything is extremely well-integrated and balanced. The body is very full with light carbonation and a long lightly bitter caramel, toffee, and somewhat nutty sherry finish. Even with a lot of age, this is an excellent barley wine.