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Terms

abv: Alcohol By Volume

ncf: Non-Chill Filtered

ncs: Natural Cask Strength

nas: No age statement

October 14th Tasting

An Cnoc 12yr 40% abv

Spyside


Nose: Sweet with dried fruit and oaky

Palate: Oak and smoke at first, then some nice citrus notes with some nice sweetness

Finish: Medium short, slightly spicy with those oak tannins creepy in on the tail.

Comment: Great starter for someone new to single malts



Balvenie Peated Cask 17yr 43% abv

Speyside


Nose: Wonderful Balvenie honey and oak notes with fruit, raisins

Palate: Sweet & smokey with that peat coming through nicely but not what you might expect

Finish: Medium and dry with oak, late smoke, and a little spice




Glencadam 15yr 46% abv

Speyside


Nose: Oak and a sea breeze saltiness, some sweet notes with vanilla

Palate: Very buttery and well rounded with some oak late

Finish: Medium short with a little spice and a bit malty








Glengoyne Cask Strength 12yr 57.2%

Southern Highlands


Nose: Big vanilla & oak with sherry late

Palate: Rich & buttery, sherry and marzipan

Finish: Medium long and peppery

Comment: Nice job Glengoyne!







Lagavulin 2010 12yr 59.5%

Islay


Nose: Sweet peat and smoky, caramel

Palate: Smoky and peaty, very well balanced, buttery

Finish: Peppery and a bit oily, nice long smoky finish





Octomore 3.1  152PPM 5yr 59%

Islay


Nose: Burning peat fire and smoky with some sweet notes

Palate: Oily, more smoke, peat sweetness

Finish: Long and spicy, very sensual


Brew List

Brewtastic!

    

Ah! The Harvest....

McNeill’s “Oatmeal Stout” 5.4 % abv

VT


Nose: Dried fruit, dry oak, cereal maltiness


Palate: Very malty, chocolate, roasted malt


Finish: Short







Innus & Gunn “Rum Cask” 7.4% abv

Scotland


Nose: Perfume sweetness, marzipan


Palate: Not sweet on the palate with very light rum noted, a light lager mouthfeel


Finish: Quick with some late rum sweetness







Wells “Banana Bread Beer” 5.2% abv

England


Nose: Slightly sweet with banana, but balanced


Palate: Again very balanced lager with the sweet  banana notes late, medium bodied


Finish: The banana notes again, short


Comment: Very enjoyable





Great Divide “Smoked Baltic Porter” 6.2% abv

CO


Nose: Bit sour on the nose but picking up some smoked malt


Palate: Nice malt, well rounded with chocolate & coffee notes


Finish: Bitter espresso, short






Mikkeller “Beer Geek Breakfast” Bourbon Barrel Aged 10.7% abv Denmark


Nose: Malty with chocolate and hops


Palate: Chocolate, coffee and light malt


Finish: Medium with the coffee and chocolate hanging on









De Proefbrouwerij Broederlijke Liefde 8%

Belgium


Nose: Hoppy, yeasty, and floral


Palate: Green hops balanced with bitter hops: like an IPA with Belgium Yeast


Finish: Short, yeasty, very Saison’ish



Hard not to have a great time with great friends and a great line-up! Welcome to first-timer Frank.