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Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine Bourbon Barrel (Brett)

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"In May 2009 we brewed a special batch of Old Dipsea Barleywine and aged it for 10 months in 4 Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. We added a special strain of wild yeast or brettanomyces to further ferment and add complexity. You’ll notice an extra fruity character resembling pineapple and a tanginess not found in our standard Old Dipsea. We have bottled 100 cases and wax sealed the crowns."

Editor’s note: This batch can be identified from the the 2009 Heaven Hill and Old Fitzgerald releases by being released in 2010, being red wax dipped, with a white sticker that says "Bourbon barrel aged for ten months 2009."
2013 vintage - 10.8% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to someone via trade. Poured deep amber with a beige head. Aroma was cherry, caramel, dark fruit, and cinnamon. Flavor was pretty much the same as the nose. Wonderful use of brett in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11945) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. clar dark red amber, smooth light yellow head. wild yesaty bretty aroma, red berries, malts. flavor is sweet malty, faint brett, red fruits, caramel, a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle (Vintage 2009) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Fruity, red berries, nutty, vanilla, bourbon, crispy bretty, dryness, wooden notes, caramel, acid notes. Sparkling feeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a red glare and a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, light brett and mild acidic note. Sweet, fruity, light wooden and dark caramelish sweet. Mild acidic and lingering fruity, smooth. Ends sweet and mild acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, brettanomyces, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of bourbon, wood, alcohol, malt, caramel, and brettanomyces, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7884) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pours hazy deep amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is dry brett, sweet caramel, light roast, dark fruit and bread. The flavour is sweet malty, bread, brett, fruit and sweet caramel. Long dark fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Tart, Bretty aroma with some sweet underlying overripe plums. Solid body, sweet plummy, sweet vanilla woodish, quite a lot of Bourbon. No real bitterness. Lovely interplay between the Brett, the Bourbon and the booze. 170611

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
rich bretty notes, dry horseblanket with a layer of pineapple, some apricot. clear mocha in the glass. lots of fruit on the palate, juicy with more apricot and some banana. creamy caramel, very complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6171) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Nose is funky sour green apple bourbon barrel, fruity candy notes. Dark auburn pour, decent ring of foam and lace. Green apple, dark fruit, bourbon, wood, funky brett. Nice way to disguise an infected batch - w brett. Well its nice, the brett dries, adds interesting cartb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Clear cola brown with slight foamy tan head. Tart cherry, wood, funky wool, molasses, brown sugar. Creamy carbonation, medium to heavier feel. Cherry, wet oak, brown sugar, cinnamon, cola, syrupy.

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