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Terms

abv: Alcohol By Volume

ncf: Non-Chill Filtered

ncs: Natural Cask Strength

nas: No age statement

Tastings

10/09/09 Tasting

It is hard NOT to have a great time when tasting the selections we had tonight!

A small but cozy group enjoyed very sip!

Glenfarclas 15yr 46%
Speyside

Nose: Vanilla, oak, raisins, honey, orange peel

Palate: Honey, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, spice, medium body

Finish: Smooth and long, slightly sweet





Benrinnes 15yr 43% (Flora & Fauna)
Speyside

Nose: Citrus, oak, butterscotch, vanilla

Palate: Sherry, toffee, light peat

Finish: Short, little spicy






Auchentoshan Three Wood nas 43% abv
Lowland

Nose: Bourbon, orange peel

Palate: Sweet, syrupy, plum preserves

Finish: Medium, bit spicy, toffee, lingering







Auchroisk 10yr 43% (Flora & Fauna)
Speyside

Nose: Oak, vanilla, grassy

Palate: Cirtus, oak tannins, toffee

Finish: Long, slightly sweet







Bruichladdich PC6 6yr  61.6%
Islay

Nose: The Best - you just have to experience this for yourself

Palate: Sweet, sherry, peat - great balance

Finish: Long, makes you want to take your time with this one





Bowmore Portwood 21yr 51.5%
Islay

Nose: Vanilla, sherry, orange

Palate: Sherry, spice, bit port, orange notes

Finish: Spicy & long

We were a bit disappointed as the port did not come through as expected.






Kilchoman Inaugural Release 3yr 46%
Islay

Nose: Peat, sweet heather, smoke, grassy

Palate: instant peat, smoke, leathery, very warming

Finish: smoldering peat fire, dark chocolate, cooked raisins, but not sweet, long.

Beer List for 10/9/09

Nice mix of Fall brews.

Southern Tier “Imperial Pumking”  9% abv, NY

Nose: Pumpkin & spice  - Great balance

Palate: Like drinking pumkin pie, yet well within the realms of a great light lager

Finish: Pleasant, medium short

Outstanding! A must for all. I find pretty much anything Southern Tier puts out is very unique and well balanced with great strength of flavor.



Dog Fish Head “Punkin Ale” 7% abv, Delaware

Nose: Fresh hops, spice

Palate: Good balance, light pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg

Finish: Short and enjoyable





Erie Brewing Co, “Fallenbock” Octoberfest Lager 7.8% abv, PA

Nose: Malty with a light hop influence

Palate: Caramel, sweet malt, fruit, although a bit flat

Finish: short




Cape Ann Brewing Co. “Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout” 7% abv, Massachusetts

Nose: Green Hops, flowery

Palate: Thin, malty, almost porter-like, no pumpkin, no spice

Finish: Short





Leinenkugel’s “Oktoberfest” German-Style Marzen, no abv listed, Wisconsin

Nose: Light, hoppy, slightly swet

Palate: Full-bodied, sweet

Finish: Fresh, refreshing





Heavy Seas “Prosit” Imperial Oktoberfest Stout
9% abv

Nose: Light hops, bit malt

Palate: Malty, sweet, good body, citrus notes

Finish: short






Tucher “Dunkels Hefe Weizen” no abv listed
Germany

Nose: Caramel, honey, light hops

Palate: Dry, refreshing, malty sweetness

Finish: Short