Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine Bourbon Barrel (Brett)
From Marin – “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.”
Marin Brewing – Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine Bourbon Barrel (Brett)- 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 9% abv.
Appearance: Pours a reddish brown with a white ring of suds.
Aroma: Sweet vinous port wine, cherry and funk.
Taste: Burnt brown sugar, sweet cherry, alcohol and wood.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, low carbonation, which in my opinion makes it perect.
Overall: An amazing treat. The bourbon barrel and the hit of brett deserve a round of applause. They didn’t step on each other, and contributed to a wonderful experience.