Ganga wrote:I really have enjoyed that Pappy but the tasting was of bottles that had been open for years. Not sure of the price point on this though.
pkt77242 wrote:Glenrothes Select Reserve
This reminds be of an average blend (say Dewars 12). Not very enjoyable and not something that I want to get a full bottle of no matter the price.
pkt77242 wrote:Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Keizer Blauw 2009 11%.
N: Plums, apricots and lots of berry jam. Notes of tea, yeast and cinnamon.
P: loads of fruit (plums, apricots, berries and peach). Let's just say uber fruity. Raisins, figs, and caramel.
F: medium finish on the same notes as the palate (figs, raisins, figs, caramel and fruits) plus some milk chocolate.
Super fruity but well constructed.
91 points. More please.
pkt77242 wrote:Going by abv tonight so first up is
Elijah Craig 18 single barrel barreled on 10-27-89 barrel #2361
N:cherry, orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, oak, and a hint of almonds.
P: loads of cherry and cinnamon. Oak covered in brown sugar? slightly drying. Slight cherry pie taste.
F: medium-short finish that is sweet but slightly dry. Cherry and oak (pencil shavings?).
I like this bourbon, and it definitley doesn't taste over oaked for spending 18 years in the cask.
87 points. Sweet but enjoyable.
pkt77242 wrote:Trappistes Rochefort 10 11.3%
N: Much more fruitier. Tangerine, mango and grapefruit. Some notes of vanilla and caramel in the background.
P: Tangerine and Mango show up but now are held up by some coffee, caramel, and figs. Nice and sweet.
F: Medium short finish, on coffee, and figs. Hints of caramel and tangerine hang around.
91 points. To me this comes down to preference. If you like sweet yet complext this is for you. If you like less sweet go with the St. Bernardus abt 12. I personally really like both. Both are at the top of my list so far. just edging Orval and Chimay Blue.
Post Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:21 am
Two beers tonight one new to me and one familiar.
La Trappe Isid'or trappist beer 7.5%.
N: malt, slight hops, citrus (lemon peel, orange and grapefruit), and some yeast. Some floral notes as well (jasmine and carnation).
P: Floral and citrus with a little hops and a lot of carbonation.
F: shortish, on caramel, lemon peel and grapefruit.
Enjoyable but unspectacular.