Brew 2000 - Barrel Aged Barley Wine | Fremont Brewing Company

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Brew 2000 - Barrel Aged Barley WineBrew 2000 - Barrel Aged Barley Wine
BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

Down & Dirty: Maris Otter Pale and Carafa 2 Special malts with White Wheat and Magnum and Golding hops.

IBU: 55

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-29-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
74
pDev:
5.24%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of gcamparone
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a brown body with a khaki frothy head that leaves some lacing and a ring of retention.

Aromas are sweet caramel candy, toffee, molasses, peanut brittle, candied raisins and freshly baked vanilla cake. On the tongue is sweet but balanced molasses and candied fruits, molasses and vanilla-bourbon, sugar cookies. Mouthfeel is thick and rich.

One of my favorite barleywines ever. Second only to Great.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArrogantB
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle that I was very lucky to score from my local shop for $22.99. Dark brown color, almost black. Aroma is mild bourbon barrel and sugar. Very sweet flavor, bourbon barrel influence is there but not overpowering, boozy, delicious. This was a fantastic barleywine, too bad it is so difficult to get.

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Photo of dmk82
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a cloudy golden dark brown color, with a very small head and no lacing.

This smells like boozy and whiskey-soaked caramel candy, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, coconut, oatmeal cookies, dark fruit, and toffee.

This is absolutely exception, and represents the absurdly decadent heights this style can reach. It's so rich and warming, with a great oak character- it adds a killer spiciness and a nice char to the beer. There is boozy caramel, candied rich molasses sweetness, toffee, dark creamy chocolate, light smoke, oatmeal cookies, raisins, creamy vanilla, and sweet silky bourbon. This has everything I want in the style.

This has a wonderfully creamy and silky mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation. It's a slow sipper, because you don't want to get to the bottom of your glass and not have any more of this beer.

Fremont has done it again, and shown why they have one of the most incredible barrel programs in the country. This is a top 3 barleywine of all time for me, it's somewhere in the realm of Aaron and Great. In this case, barleywine is indeed life.

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Photo of Rristow
4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with thin beige head. Aroma is very sweet molasses and caramel. Some bourbon notes. Flavors of similar to nose with some alcohol heat. Thick, sweet and chewy. Very nice barleywine.

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Photo of M_chav
4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diet-z
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dfhhead25
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at barley wine tasting Dark, clear brown with tiny ring of head. Peat dominates the aroma and taste, very Scotchy. Dry, malty. Malty with heavy peat overtones.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Deep maroon and mahogany hues with a rich khaki head and moderate lacing
S: Oak, figs, and dark fruits
T: Oatmeal raisins dunked in bourbon
F: Chewy viscous body with a subtle carb
O: Awesome. This was a slightly more restrained version of Brew 1000 in my opinion. Top shelf barleywine is rare and this beer very much belongs in that club. Expertly crafted beer by Fremont, as always, and desperately hope I can trade for a Brew 3000 if that ever gets produced!

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tukiluka
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.9/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TmKeisySC
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is in the upper echelon of barleywine all time for me, its incredible, exactly what i want in the style. a beer like this always makes me kind of sad in a way too, like, the reason nobodys favorite style is barleywine is because there are so many poor and mediocre examples of it out there, and beers like this, the really superb ones, are rare and hard to come by. i mean, there is a good ipa in most bars in the country, but finding good barleywine is sometimes impossible. this deep shiny chestnut red brew is the quintessential example of the style as far as i am concerned, loaded with rich, long boiled complex malts, maple and brown sugar sweetness, and with some barrel char, heavy oak, and bourbon character, vanilla and sweetness and toffee, its incredible. there is a darker element to this, a roasted grain sort of composition thats not quite stouty, but gives a little more sturdy depth to this than we often get in the style, and there is plenty of body along with it, sticky almost, but smooth, gliding down, not as intense as some can be, mellow in its enormity. i get almonds, toasted seed bread, something earthy about this, and the vanilla from the whiskey in the finish. very little carbonation here, sort of sips like a cognac. wonderful sweetness and complexity throughout this, the right amount of good bourbon on it, and just a fancy and special drinking experience. i could drink way more of this than i ever should. i hope to encounter it again, its near perfect as barleywine goes. everyone should get a chance to drink this one and become a barleywine enthusiast!

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Brew 2000 - Barrel Aged Barley Wine from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 74 ratings