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Terms

abv: Alcohol By Volume

ncf: Non-Chill Filtered

ncs: Natural Cask Strength

nas: No age statement

Our Tasting "Gatherings": A malt, a beer, a malt, a beer. Who's counting!

Tastings

2/19/10 Tasting

Big Crowd! Big Malts! Big Brews!

Sharing the evening with good friends is always first and foremost. Even better when we share these wonderful single malts & brews. A big welcome to Leslie and Mary and their first tasting.

Tomintoul Olorosso Sherry Cask 12yr 40% abv
Speyside

Nose: Big sherried & sweet hit, malty, citrus

Palate: Gentle, smooth, sweet & creamy

Finish: Bit nutty with a late spice hit, medium





Bruichladdich Bourbon 16yr 46% abv
Islay

Nose: Wonderfully sweet, bit of malt, tails off with vanilla hints

Palate: Nice bourbon hit , orange peel, late oak notes

Finish: Spicey & warming, medium long



Glenmorangie Signet nas 46%
Highland

Nose: Sherried with orange and dried fruit

Palate: Very rounded and depth of flavor with a follow through from the nose with late chocolate notes

Finish: Spicey & long

Comment: Not a typical Glenmorangie with a very intense palate and bigger finish





Mannochmore 1990 18yr 54.9%
Speyside

Nose:  Intense sherry, malty, with dried fruit

Palate: Fruit cake, dark dried fruit, spicy & dense

Finish: Long & warming, oaky








Ardbeg Corryvreckan nas 57.1% abv
Islay

Nose: Peat, fruity, orange, late barley

Palate: Chewy and sublime, sweet and fruity, late smoke

Finish: Long, peat & spice, bit salty on the tail

Comment: A winner!





Port Charlotte PC8 8yr 60.5%
Islay

Nose: Peat/burnt offering

Palate: Powerful full peat explosion

Finish: Satifiying and long, leaves you wanting more

Comment: Great stuff, except not up to the PC6 or PC7.

Brew List

Some surprises, both good & not so good!

Long Trail “Winter White” Belgian Style Witbier
7.2% abv
Malt beverage brewed with sweet orange, bitter orange, and coriander

Vermont


Nose: Fruity with orange notes


Palate: Sweet, citrus, orange peel bitterness on the tail


Finish: Mild medium finish with the bitter orange notes again




Bateman’s “Combined Harvest” Multigrain Beer no abv listed

England - Gold Medal International Beer Award


Nose: Pale


Palate: Similar to a light lager, no distinctive flavors


Finish: None







Southern Tier “Choklat” Stout 11% abv

Vermont


Nose: Chocolate, raspberry


Palate: Fresh broken dark chocolate, orange


Finish: Hoppy, bitter chocolate, orange notes

Comment: A great dessert brew. Perfect with cheesecake!






Laughing Dog Brewing Co. “The Dogfather” Imperial Stout no abv listed

Idaho


Nose: Dark roasted malt


Palate: Coffee, dark chocolate


Finish: Short







Sam Smith “Yorkshire Stingo” 8% abv

Bottled conditioned ale. Aged in oak ale casks

England


Nose: Malt, barley


Palate: Typical Sam Smith, full-bodied and malty


Finish: Short with some oak on the tail








Dogfish Head “World Wide Stout” 18% abv

A very dark beer brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley


Nose: Barley


Palate: Barley


Finish: Barley


Comment: A real sipper, not for the faint at heart.