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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36911) - 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 (31416) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a sweetish malty woody bretty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty fruity bretty caramel flavor with hints of wood and bourbon. Has a sweetish malty fruity bretty woody caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14655) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The beer pours an opaque mahogany color with almost no head whatsoever. Just some tan foam that forms with the vigor of the pour. S: Butter? Yes, definitely butter on the nose with some sweet vanilla and butterscotch. Some toffee, bourbon, and oak are there and there are some undertones of tart fruits, specifically sour cherries. T: The tart fruit flavors are a bit more noticeable here on the palate. Seems to be mostly sour cherries and plums for the most part. Definitely some caramel and toffee with less butter than was evident on the aroma. Certain some bourbon, vanilla, and oak, too. M: The body is medium with a low to moderate carbonation and an alcoholic warmth/burn. D: Too bad this beer has gone down this road because the "regular" bourbon barrel aged one is quite good. Seems that the bugs that were "added" to this beer have really begun to take over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2009 (see picture) bomber shared by IrishBoy. Pours very dark brown with a transient beige head. Aroma of sour brett and cherry. Med+ body. Flavor is sour chocolate cherry. Brown sugar in the background. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Shenandoah Throwdown, 22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Clear red-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, bourbon, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some chocolate, cherry. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(22oz bottle dipped in red wax, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted coconut, bourbon, grass, cherry, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, raisins, toasted bread, and subtle butterscotch. Flavor of bourbon, cherry, wood, coconut, earth, caramel, toffee, chocolate, some pineapple, burnt toast, and raisins with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, fruittiness, light barnyard and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, fruittiness, barnyard and light leather with a smooth dry lingering bourbon finish.

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