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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Very strong taste of dark fruits. Figs and prunes. Sweet on the palate. A very solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2695) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma is heavy malt, chocolate and booze. Taste is sweet, tartness from red wine, lots of malt. Pretty sweet, not the easiest to drink but very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3167) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle generously shared by Tony. Brown pour with a mocha head. Caramel malt aromas. Slightly over carbonated. Red wine, caramel, rich malts, and woody notes. Decent body and mouthfeel. It’s not M, but it’s not bad either...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (701) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, vinegar/boozy aroma, taste is oaky barelywine w fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from trade. Aroma and flavor of red wine grapes, oak, oak, and a medium-body barleywine. Palate is complex with some peppery notes, and the alcohol is extremely well hidden for 13.2%. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1452) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ira! Pour is nearly black with a thick tan head. Aroma and flavor with light molasses, light toffee malt, faint vanilla, light vinous notes, and a touch of roasted malt. This is easy to drink and does not contain any offensive flavors, but the flavors are very very subdued. I kept waiting for more but it did not happen. Interested to see how this will age. Want to see if it wakes up a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6047) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Dark brown. A beige ring. A vinous and fruity aroma. Alcohol is nicely hidden. A hint of sour wild yeast in here. Lots of dark fruit. Big malts. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bomber. Pours nearly black with reddish tints. Thinnish head. Nose is quite fruity, light char and brown sugar. Yeast driven, bananas. On tasting, it is all over the place. A mishmash of graininess, sweetness and phenolic bitterness. Sloppy and fruity I don’t really know what’s going on here. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1614) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. A bit sweet with some pepper tones. Alcohol is upfront. Delicious and thick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle: poured a black red with light brown head. Aroma is fruity and bold woods. Wow huge alcohol with fruit and wine, boozy that I great now. Would age well if given the time.


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