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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
In this ridiculously wonderful world we’ve created,we make beer- one batch at a time. As the scientist in us demands, we number said batches. And while every batch of our beer is special for us – providing a fresh start on a new day, establishing an experimental opportunity, bringing together our minds and spirits, projecting our company forward – each batch also scores time.

To celebrate our 3000th batch, we present a Belgian-style Barley Wine, simply called 3,000. Luscious layers of flavor begin with barley, wheat and rye malts followed by triple-hoppping with a single varietal. Fermentation, using two distinct yeast strains, achieves complexity in character and, of course, alcohol. This special batch was transferred into red wine oak barrels for eight months to age gregariously yet gracefully. After bottle-conditioning, this exclusive beer is ready for immediate enjoyment although it can be lovingly cellared for future festivities.

As we release 3,000 in January 2013, we hoist our glasses in thankful toast to YOU – our dearest friends in beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
> Infection transforms this into a black saison

[ Bottle ][ savnac ][ 22oz ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> This is known to be infected, but Ira and I kept this beer always fridge to stymy infection perhaps. Didn’t work. Pours a dark black with massive black saison type of rocky mocha foam. Nose is bright barrel, cocoa, lemon, blackberry. Taste is aerated, ashy, cocoa powdery, super dry and tannic. Essentially this is a black saison. Palate is aerated, dry, powdery. Odd one.

>!< It’s Belgian style, but not barleywine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Bottle... darkguardian’s & biggsbowler’s West Palm Beach Birthday Bash!... Pours dark brown (practically black) with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Sweet chocolate and bittersweet fudge are the highlights of both the bouquet and the flavor. Finishes acrid, bittersweet and roasty. Great stuff. In five or six years, this will be as sought-after as M currently is. Muchos kudos to newcigarz for sharing this bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the 11k/7k/5k. Aroma of a candy bar. Toffee, caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Pours sticky brown with a small white film. Taste is brown sugar, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and a tart vinegar oak finish. Very sticky and very boozy tasting. Kick in the face.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
shared @jts 7/5/11k jt/jredmond/jcw Gathering trade with SHIG--750 bottle-retaining thin lt brown-mahogany. A-roasty, vinuous, med/dk malt. T-vinuous, roasty-med/dk malt, earthy hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Shig. Shared by Jcwattsrugger at 11k/7K/5K. Pours very dark brown. Nose and taste of vanilla, whiskey, oak, caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Rich. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at clocks. Pours a deep brownish black. Aroma is deep roast with light chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of full roast and sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6540) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and light bourbon aromas. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon influences. Big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Eric with a bunch of brahs. Pours reddish brown with smaller head, notes of molasses, sticky toffee, dark malts, sweet fruit. Very rich just needed a little more butter complexity. Nice brew but certainly no M.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Smell boozy prune, vanilla, big strong and sweet Taste is much the same, sweet strong and boozy. Raisin, vanilla, oak, caramel Fuller bodied I thought this was pretty nice, the tasting group didn’t agree.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of lots of red wine, slight earth, oak, hints of toffee, slight red fruits, slight toffee, molasses, interesting. Taste is much better, hints of oak, red wine, nice red fruit, touch of grape, nice oak, slight vanilla, hints of earth, slight spice notes from the yeast, finishing fairly sweet, spicy, dry. Interesting.

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