The minutes of the beer club tasting. 12-18-08
This is the 5th session.
Rock art Mountain Holidays in Vermont Pours a dark rusty brown, nice ruby red highlights, thin off-white head with not much lacing. Rich Creamy Bock Lager Very true to the name: it’s rich, creamy, bocky and lagery. The name holds it all. A flash of unpleasant lager skunk/sour taste in the back of the throat, but it disappears and finishes in the true bock style, malty with an oak undertone
Dennis; Very good heavy malt taste and good “horse blanket small”.
Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve A double-hopped Red, reddish in color, with a roasty, malty flavor and a hoppy spruce finish. 5.7% ABV
Dennis; Good, can smell the roasted malts; taste a little like gritty best bitters!
Saranac India Brown Ale has the malt backbone to carry the hoppiness you expect in an India Ale. Carefully selected malts from North America and Europe are decoction mashed to highlight their character and the brew is complimented with generous amounts of citrusy Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops. 6.0%
Dennis; Good, Little mouth feel & malty IPA taste.
Saranac Vanilla Stout Few ingredients rival vanilla’s ability to add richness and roundness to food. Blended with a traditional blend of caramel and chocolate malts plus roasted barley, the result in Saranac Vanilla Stout will surpass your expectations. Enjoy the brew on its own or with a bite of dark chocolate for a real treat. 4.8%
Dennis; Good, taste & smell a little vanilla, heavy mouth feel “compare to a porter”.