Southern Tier IPA Un*Earthly 9.5%
-aged in 1st use oak barrel
-smells sweet and hoppy
-IPA bitterness drowned out any subtle flavors I was hoping for.
Dog Fish Head IPA Burton Baton (aged in oak "for about a month") 10%
-smells sweeter than Southern Tier
-tastes extremley bitter
If I had to drink a few of these, I would be done for the day with beer after two.
Innis and Gunn Original (Matured for 77 Days in oak barrel) 6.6%
-smells sour like a Heineken
-tastes like a Heineken with floral tones
I like Heineken.
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga "The Firefly" Corriander/Grains of Paradise 6.5%
-smells hoppy and sweet like bakeed yams and almost burnt (really)
-peppery taste without much body
-sucks moisture out of mouth afer taste
Brew Dog Paradox Stout Aged in Springbank Cask (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) 10%
- smells sweet like prune or soy sauce
-tastes sweet/burnt coffee
-not as sweet as NewCastle
Brew Dog Imperial Stout Paradox Mccallan Aged in 1987 MacCallan Shrry Cask 10%
-smells strongly of soy sauce (not low sodium)
-tastes sweet like my stir fry sauce
-has body like NewCastle - slightly less sweet
Brew Dog Storm Aged in Islay Cask 8%
Can't remember which Islay Whisky
-smells of bacon/smoky with hops, almost sour
-taste trails of brown sugar
-sweet at first
-creamy with hint of bacon ,
-very short taste, no body
I like bacon.
Aly and Donna Scale: very low.
Jim Scale: I like bacon.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Aged in Highland Park 12 Yr 8%
Actually pronounced Oh-la Doo meaning Black Oil (Google)
-smells brown sugar and sour hops, almost smokey
-tastes dry/airy and hops
-sweet balances bitter
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Age in Highland Park 30 Yr 8%
-smells even more bitter and less sweet than 12yr
-tastes sour hops
I was reminded at this meeting that I should have bought the Bruichladdich Gin when I had the chance in Scotland.