Brew 1000 - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fremont Brewing Company began as a dream in 2008. Years later, our dream has come true in each and every one of you, our craft beer family. And like every family, we have had our ups and downs but we keep coming back together knowing we are stronger together. In your hands is a special nod to you, a gift for now that will continue to give many years from now should you have the patience to wait...Brew 1000. This English-style barleywine uses floor-malted English barley, Noble hops and extended bourbon-barrel aging to bring you a complex and subtle craft beer flavor experience. We brewed this to celebrate brewing our 1000th brew and we look forward to sharing it with you, our craft beer family. It is said that 1000 represents the immortality of happiness and we hope this beer brings you immortal happiness, or at least one fun night...Because Beer Matters!

Down & Dirty: Mars Otter Pale and Carafa malts, White Wheat, with Magnum and Golding hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-29-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
38
Ratings:
200
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
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201
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by TheBronze:
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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you soaked a fine Italian belt in caramel, toffee, bourbon, sherry, vanilla, coconut, maple syrup, and a soupcon of tobacco, then let it sit, under ideal conditions, for a very long time, before gently wringing out the belt into a glass, you might end up with something like this. The flavors here are deep, delicious, and seem to go on forever. It is also as smooth and lush as liquid velvet. A truly worthy monument to all that Fremont has done since their inception.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Mocha, onyx, and chestnut hues with a thin sandy head
S: Bourbon, figs, raisins, and vanilla on the nose
T: Liquefied oatmeal raisin cookies with a shot of Grade A maple syrup and some slight heat and depth from the barrel aging
F: Wonderfully thick and rich feel with a surprising amount of carb for a 1.5 year old beer
O: A decadent BA barleywine for sure. Personally, this was a bit sweeter to me than Aaron, Great, or King Henry, but to me that is a positive - this bordered on a dessert-like digestif. Rich, savory, and worthy of serious contemplation - easily up there with the best barleywines I've ever had.

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Photo of John_M
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with excellent head retention and considerable lacing. On the nose, the beer smells great. There's considerable bourbon in the aroma, but I also pick up milk chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, brown sugar and maybe even some plum. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but the mouthfeel is amazing. It's very full of course, and there's not a sharp edge anywhere. The beer is very soft and creamy, and the alcohol blends in seamlessly into the flavor profile. You can tell this is a big beer, but the alcohol is exceptionally well integrated into the flavor profile. The finish in this beer is nearly endless.

Stunning. Easily one of the finest barleywine's I've ever sampled. Fremont brewing continues to knock it out of the park.

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Photo of mothman
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark in color for the style.

Big bourbon and chocolate. Oaky and whiskey. Vanilla. Full bodied bwine. Everything works here. One of the best. I could drink a lot of this.

Thick and vicious makes this awesome!

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: dark brown with some awesome ruby highlight, virtually no head, leaves some legs in the glass when swirled. Pretty damn good looking dark English style barleywine.
S: has some dark fruit in the nose (prunes, dried currant) nice warming alcohol in the nose. Has a slight sherry note.
T: taste follows nose nicely. Dark fruit, sherry like quality. Has a little caramel and bourbon. Lot of alcohol but not super harsh or hot. Just nice and warming. Great taste.
F: super chewy! Just coats the mouth and won't go away.
I: super solid BA barleywine. Will probably thin out with age and I recommend drinking fresh

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oddlandf
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWer
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What's not to like? A Deliciously sweet English Barleywine. I'm glad I tucked a few away in my cellar.

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Photo of gibgink
4.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elliot23
4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional at all stages! Wish I had another one to age for a few years.

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Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fremont knocked it out of the park with this one!! I am not a gigantic barleywine fan, but this is absolutely killer. Thick and voluptuous, full bodied yet taut. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rightcoast7
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MuFugga
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhenson42
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle. Murky brown body. Smell is booze, brown sugar, lots of sweetness. Caramel. Bourbon. Some chocolate. Taste is exceedingly sweet. Brown sugar. Caramel. Bourbon. Excessively sweet. Heavy and boozy. This is good, but it's tough to drink.

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Photo of TwistofKane
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Brew 1000 - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 200 ratings