Brew 6000
Fremont Brewing Company

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From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Barleywine - English
Ranked #32
ABV:
11.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,534
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.98%
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 07:18 AM
Added:
Mar 29, 2022
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: English-style barleywine ale aged in bourbon barrels.

Fremont Brewing 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 our 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 6000. This English-style barleywine ale uses floor-malted English barley, Noble hops, and is aged in 10-15 year-old, single use bourbon barrels for 16 months to bring you a complex and subtle craft beer flavor experience. We brewed this to celebrate brewing our 6000th brew, and we look forward to sharing it with you, our craft beer family. “Barleywine is life.” – VWP

Down & Dirty: Maris Otter Pale and Carafa 2 Special malts with White Wheat and Magnum and US Goldings hops.
ABV: 11.9% IBU: 30
Color: Dark brown
Aroma: Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, toffee and other sweet aromatics, with dried fruit and some stone fruit notes. Whiskey and oak linger in the background
Flavor: High sweetness, slightly bitter and definite lingering sweetness in a medium body with alcohol warmth and mouthwatering
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4.49 by kmoen from California on Today at 07:18 AM
 
4.35 by BAsbill from California on Today at 07:14 AM
 
4.53 by thegreatbratzkie from Colorado on May 15, 2022
 
4.29 by darktronica from Indiana on May 14, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Pivopijak from Washington

bottle into glass
Very little tan head. Extremely dark, caramel color, which is fully opaque. Looks rather thick during the pour. Heady and concentrated, heavily caramelized, toffee/caramel aroma with a good dose of toasted bourbon barrel woodiness and a touch of cocoa. Very thick, sweet and concentrated, medium dark roast, caramelized malt and smooth bourbon essence, from the barrels, to start off the taste. After the sweetness subsides after awhile, a heavy wood tinged, caramel flavor, presides. The finish is largely a caramel and bourbon combination.

May 09, 2022
 
4.5 by Beerbom from California on May 08, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VashonGuy from Washington

On tap at Chuck's CD. I've got a bottle at home for later, but this is my first chance to taste it. And I got lucky, as the keg blew, so I just barely got any.

I'm on a streak, having had every one of the Brew 000 series. B6K seems to be very toffee and caramel, more so than earlier versions.

It's pretty sweet, just shy of being cloying. There's plenty of bourbon, more in the smell than the taste, but the bourbon still takes a back seat to the toffee/caramel. There's some wood (oak) as well. As usual with Fremont barrel aged beers, the blending is amazing.

My memory isn't reliable enough to compare this to earlier versions, but I'd say this is sweeter and more toffee. Terrific stuff.

May 04, 2022
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3.48/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Purple waxed (and damn, does Fremont LOOOOOVVVE their wax) 22oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a nearly solid, near black color with less than 1/8 inch of light tan head that had low retention and no lacing.

The aroma had the expected sweet malts that typify the style, and a judicious level of bourbon barrel, not overpowering, but nicely complementary to the base beer.

Very similar on the tongue; sweet and earthy malts, maybe some gentle hops, noticeable bourbo,. and just a slight touch of alcohol heat.

The body seemed thinner than is typical not only for the style, but for previous iterations of this brew as well.

Drinkability was good (even though my decision to solo a 22 after several other NBS brews is questionable), a somewhat surprisingly easy quaff.

Overall, a well done and enjoyable brew, but maybe one that doesn't stand next to its fore-bearers. Certainly worth your time if you see it.

May 02, 2022
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4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by DIM from Pennsylvania

As expected this is freakin amazing. Fremont barrel beers are always such a treat. Always.

There is a ton of molasses and toffee throughout plus a strong raisin/date note. There is a honey like quality to the high quality bourbon that coats everything. This sweet, sticky treat is absolute joy in a bottle.

May 01, 2022
 
5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Apr 23, 2022
 
4.6 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 16, 2022
 
4.5 by Radcpa from Washington on Apr 11, 2022
 
4.46 by rab53 from Washington on Apr 09, 2022
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4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by Scotchboy from Idaho

On-tap; dark brown and opaque, minimal head.

Very nice nose, leads with raisins - sugary, not cloying; caramel and brown sugar, molasses. Toffee, malt sweetness. Not boozy but the spirit character is there holding it all together. Maybe some other dark fruits like dates or figs.

The taste follows, everything from the nose is here too; raisins, caramel, bourbon, toffee, malt sweetness. Rich, Decadent, but so drinkable still for a beer this big and complex.

Depth. Richness. Sticky and viscous. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Flavors stick around. Not overly drying. Booze is very subdued.

Impressive, like most FREMONT BA brews.

Apr 07, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by snaotheus from Washington

2022-04-03
6oz pour at the brewery the day after release.

Dark toffee color. Little or no head. Looks syrupy thick. Smells of dates, spicy wood, booze, caramel, vanilla.

Taste doubles down on aroma. Amps up everything, especially toffee.

Mouthfeel is thick, sticky, chewy. This is excellent.

Apr 03, 2022
Brew 6000 from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 15 ratings