sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle shared by nolankowal: Deep amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel, brown sugar, and some earthy notes. Flavor, earthy, woody, some caramel, a bit on the hot side. But still really solid. Damn good brew.
adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Re-rate on tap @ the brewpub: Definitely more hop forward since it seems it was a new batch, very well balanced, rich caramel malts, I had forgotten how high the ABV was until a bartender mentioned it and I was blown away, there wasn’t a trace of heat or booze from it at all. Extremely well hidden. Very nice stuff.
05 vintage. Pours a clear dark ruby copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet sherry, alcohol, cherries and caramel. Taste is pleasantly sweet with hints of sherry, cherries, caramel and molasses. Warm alcoholic finish. Excellent. DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2008
many thanks to cole for this one, I really appreciate the hookup man! This is a fresh 2008 bottle. Pours light brown with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy malts and some fruit. Flavor is up front cherry and strawberry, raisins and other dried fruit. Heavy malt with a bit of tobacco and leather, sherrry, and just a hint of the ABV. For 15% this masks almost all of the booze. Viscous and mouth coating, this one is pretty damn interesting and one of the best barley wines I’ve ever had. stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2008
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. TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Saved this one for rating 450 bottle thanks to jjclark Poured a murky burnt copper with average off white head aromas are of malts,caramel,cotton candy,andalcohol taste is sweet of caramel,sugars,with a malt base ,thick and chewy with a big backbone why this brewer doesn’t get more love I just don’t know
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2009
1/2 a shared 12oz. bottle. Pours murky, brownish red. Nose is sweet dark fruits, fruity bread and wine. Mouth is thick, sweet dark fruit wine, with strong alcohol backing. Finish has slight dark chocolate hint and alcohol lingers. Houston, we have a Sipper! Find a friend before you crack this one open. 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 (8291) - 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 (19837) - 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 (2703) - 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.