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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In this ridiculously wonderful world weve 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!

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23968) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle courtesy of SHIG, thank you sir! Crystal clear deep amber brown color, thin tan head. Aroma has roots, licorice, burnt toast. Taste is sweet burnt caramel. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, GT. Dark brown pour with a massive tan head that fills the glass. Aroma is ashy, acidic, and overly roasty. Tart berry and raisin, wood, and toasted malt. A hint of banana and some chocolate/cocoa powder. Taste is bitter and quite acidic...very carbonic and overcarbonated. Sour blackberry, raisin, and plum. Woody dryness. Quite a bit of roast and some ash. Hints of sweet malt and fruit esters. Disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (16138) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (16009) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle @ Boys Night out at the Hill of the dragon. Pours Dark Brown with a small beige head. Sweet syrupy and Molasses.. Bread and caramel. A bit thin. Dark fruit...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared Sebletitje @ Sebletitjes Farewell tasting. Dark brown color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, quite heavily red wine and wood. Taste malts, again heavily red wine, wood and tannines. Dark malts, roast and somewhat bitter as well. Medium body, decent to medium carbonation. Hmm solid for sure, but red wine, nah, not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13990) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2015 A deep dark brown barley wine with a thin brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with coffee grind, musty character, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with with coffee grind, light sourness, dark fruits, plums, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12386) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Brown pour, light brownish head. So the combination of sweet malts, Belgium yeast, fruity esters combine fairly well with barrels. Certainly not as bad as many make it out to be.


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