Anica was a new and exciting surprise for me. On a day that I had planned to blend a new vintage of Linnea, I came across a whole new lady. Anica is a curve of a sour ale with blackberries aged in a Bordeaux barrel and a range of old ales aged in Bordeaux, Chianti and Bourbon barrels. Brown with a small tan head. The nose is PX sherry, blackberry preserve with hints of leather and vanilla. Flavour starts out sour-sweet with cocoa powder, prunes, coconut, toasted rye bread and a hint of balsamic. Full bodied with lingering acidity, dry finish and wordy tannins. Heavenly!