Three Matts' Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (2018)
Fremont Brewing Company

Three Matts' Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (2018)Three Matts' Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (2018)
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
13.1%
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Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 4.8%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
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Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Three Matts' Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (2018)Three Matts' Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (2018)
Notes: Brewed for Toronado’s Fremont barrel-aged beer dinner on 1/13/18. The blend is of BBADS 2015 Rittenhouse Rye, BBADS 2015 Wild Turkey, BBOMB 2016 Cruzan Rum, Rusty Nail Heaven Hill 12yr, Heaven Hill 2016 Bing/Van Cherries.
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This one smells like rum-soaked caramel, chocolate fudge, spicy oak, spicy bourbon, leather, toffee, espresso, milk chocolate, and cherry cordial.

This is delightfully complex and drop dead tasty. Even though the B-Bomb only encompasses one thread of this, it definitely comes through pretty strongly, with a boozy and rummy caramel taste to it, along with some spicy oak character coming from all the threads. There's bourbon, too, with earthy leather and maybe some sweet-ish tobacco. The Dark Star threads add a big dark chocolate fudginess, and there's some lightly sweet cherry and dark fruit here as well. This is just astonishingly complex.

This is creamy and pretty thick, with a good level of drinkability despite the higher ABV.

This is one of the absolute best Fremont beers I've ever had, probably only second to B2K.

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

L: pours dark but see through with a finger of fizzy brown head that takes a min it 2 to fade away
S: the big smoith barrel jumps out first and sets the tone for this beer. Plenty of oak, leather, smoke and spirits. Smells pretty awesome.
T: just like the nose but finishes with long chocolate notes. Mighty fine beer, wow. The barrel presence is not only huge but it is so smooth. This is my jam! I'm a big barrel guy and always love chocolate notes. This is awesome!
F: medium to thick feel and has too much carbonation. But I'm going to swirl the bubbles out to fix that issue for me.
O: fantastic Ba beer. I love barrel forwarness and the chocolate finish. Might fine brew.

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

Very nice semi-sweet molasses aroma. Very dark apprarance with no head. Taste is also a semisweet molasses that has no alcohol aftertaste due to proper aging.

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Three Matts' Barrel-Aged Reserve Blend (2018) from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 6 ratings