3 Barrels Deep | Oxbow Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale aged six months in a bourbon barrel, six months in a white wine barrel, six months in a red wine barrel and conditioned for an additional six months in the bottle before being released at our 2 year anniversary.

Added by Brez07 on 08-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of NuclearRich
3.65/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of benbazi
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of kbuzz
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Eighty
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JuliusTheCat
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of fsck
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quite intense, with the barrels coming through heavily (well, bourbon and red wine at least). Pretty good, but not exactly subtle! Finish a bit astringent. Mild tartness.

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Photo of millionsuns
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of HopFace
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of blisscent
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hvy1
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Brez07
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
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

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 Barrels Deep from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 17 ratings