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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1302) - 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 (4933) - 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 (3437) - 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 (1523) - 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 (3587) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is fruity malt and grape. Thin mouthfeel with light fruit malt and sweet roast finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very good barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Thanks to Joe for sharing this one. Served in a Midnight Sun goblet. Slightly tart with some red wine character. Dark fruit and a bit of yeast. Semi sweet with good body. Rich. Will age well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2530) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks Joe. The beer is dark brown with a bubbly beige head. The aroma brings wine, oak, malt, brett. Rich and full bodied. Moderately low carbonation. Big barrel character. This beer is starting to turn sour. Very tannic. Some fruit tones. Alcohol warmth throughout. This was pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Huge wine notes in this one. Sticky and vinous. No semblance of a barelywine here. They could ave just called it a dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bomber thanks to Craig and Mike. Pours a deep ruby hue with a large brown thick creamy head. A rich vinous, woody, fruity nose. A strong wine influenced flavor, dry, sweet dark malts, cocoa, sour at times, very interesting. Odd, but i think this is very good. Great. Big cherries.


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