3 Barrels Deep - Oxbow Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.61/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Shared this on 1/4/14 with tasting notes. Bottle 7/150.
The anniversary party where this was released was something I stumbled upon during a visit to the Portland area, and I was floored after going. The whole day was great, very chill, tons of different taps with several different things going on after one kicked. Live bluegrass, awesome food carts, beautiful setting, lots of good people. This bottle was my prize souvenir but every beer I tasted was extremely well crafted.
A. Coppery brown/amber shimmers through a slight haze. Light head with a steady cap and decent lace.
S. Pleasant sourness, oak. Pretty basic smell, but its very nice.
T. Immediately tart, acidic followed by an interesting wine barrel character. It finishes with a strange aftertaste that I'm thinking must be the bourbon not playing well with the wine flavors. Up until the finish, it tastes great.
M. Medium-light body, medium-light carb while still staying bubbly enough.
O. Interesting one-off, mostly very well done. I'd be curious if the different barrel characters mellow and blend better with more time in the bottle. Pretty good overall.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 12:45:51 | More by NuclearRich
4.29/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brewed in the early days of Oxbow's existence and aged in 3 different barrels, 6 months in each (red wine, white wine and bourbon). One time release at their 2nd anniversary party. Bottle 74 of 100. 750ml swingtop bottle
I'm reviewing from memory as I cracked this one open a few days ago. I remember it being an amber/brown color with basically no head except a little on the pour. Aroma was very inviting - sour cherries, light oak and vanilla, bourbon and a hint of dark fruitiness which I guess is from the red wine barrel. Taste was basically in line with the nose. Not incredibly sour but enough, a little vinegary and tart. Mouthfeel seemed spot on for the style. Well done guys
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 12:23:07 | More by Brez07
3 Barrels Deep from Oxbow Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.