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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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7251) - 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 (5016) - , 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 (3238) - 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 (10335) - 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 (7800) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (770) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark brown, tan head. Aroma of bready, nutty malt, some leather, grape, berries, oak, a little Brett note. Flavor features brown sugar, toasty malt, black cherries, grape, pretty pronounced red wine barrel character, some spicy phenols, warming alcohol. Pretty promising for its young age, will be interesting to see how it develops. A very good, complex, interesting beer right now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2751) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Poured from a 22 bomber, thanks to Craig. Congrats Craig on the 3000 ratings. Big berry character, black cherry, grape, vinous, chocolate, hint of brettanomyces, soft tartness, spicy. Much thinner mouth feel than I would have expected. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3,000 rating
Pours black with a big tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma is dark cherries, grapes, dark malts. Flavors of toasted malts, dark fruit, grapes, vanilla, woody with a dry wine finish.
Very nice and easy drinking. No hot alcohols.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. A: Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass. S: Fruity Belgian yeast with notes of bourbon and oak. Sweet toffee, vanilla and a light grape note. T: The oak barrels really take over in the taste. The toffee sweetness is there followed by some light bourbon notes and a tart wine note from the wine barrel. Roasted malts with a dash of cocoa. M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Slightly sweet and tart on the finish. O: Way too oak forward at this point. It’s very young and I think it needs much more time. The alcohol is nicely hidden though which is nice. It is a little thin as well. Serving type: bottle

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Massive carbonation makes this damn near impossible to pour properly. Dry, malty aroma. Overall profile is a bit disjointed, unsure of exactly what it wants to be. Wine barrels are a nice touch, but again, it doesn't seem to play into the overall story very well. Disappointing.


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