Oak Aged Old Dipsea Barleywine
Marin Brewing Company

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Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
9%
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4.55 | pDev: 0%
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Marin Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Procured by my brother, a one time employee of MBC. Hand Labeled bottle #128 of 144. Bottled in 2004, opened for Chrstmas 2005.

Lots of chocolate on the nose and a hint of red wine with a decent amount of woody toasted oak character. Deeply Fruity.

Ruby red, a little bit cloudy. No head.

Holy crap. Flavor is unbeleiveably complex. I get lots and lots of Am.Barleywine. Strong hop presence, lots of malt but also the added complexity of Oak barrels that give it a Bordeaux-like qualtiy. Tons of Roast. Still pretty hoppy after year of age. Slightly alcoholic on the back end. I also get berries and chocolate.

Very full bodied and warming. A little undercarbonated but for a barrel aged year old barleywine it's acceptable levels.

Definitely a long sipping savoring big beer. Super rare and the best Christmas present I got this year. (BTW he hinted that I might see bottle #129 next Christmas if he doesn't drink it first.)

Truly a rare treat!

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Oak Aged Old Dipsea Barleywine from Marin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 2 ratings