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59.20 20yo 1981/2002 (58.3%, SMWS Society Cask) (me): good to get to try an old bottle, especially an American bottling from yesteryears, even though I realise later I have already had this one. Nose: wood juice, then coffee and mocha-flavoured chocolate. Later on, custard graces the woody tones. Mouth: flat Fanta (the orange one), blueberry coulis. Amazing, this. Finish: not invading at all, but it has this lingering blueberry coulis aftertaste, which, I must say, does it for me. Like it a lot better than the first time. 8/10 (or is it 9?)
|The Old Man of Huy does not drink beer.|
But he will try yours from time to time.
64.52 23yo d.1990 Sweet toothed, tap dancing, Cuban (56.1%, SMWS Society Single Cask, Refill ex-Bourbon Barrel, 190b) (MD + DD): nose: flavoured custard. With what? Sage and thyme, I would say. Mouth: creamy. reminiscent of the nose (sage and thyme custard, innit), with even a hint of verbena. Finish: long and warming. The sweat from the elbow of a guy who's been pumping iron with one arm. M+D are well into the silly tasting notes (D has been taking pictures of loads of them) and come up with their own. 8/10
26.93 28yo d.1984 Cottage garden beside a church (56.3%, SMWS Society Single Cask, Refill Sherry Butt, 352b) (JS and me): nose waxeeeeeey! Hot candle wax, wooden-floor oil. Some of my co-tasters find a whiff of peat fire, yet it is very subtle. Mouth: chewy fruit (peach gum?), wax, honey, beeswax and a touch of candle wick. Finish: a cavalcade of beeswax, with a fanfare of chewy stone fruit to complement it. 8/10
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Gone are the live music and the iPod players from last time. Yay!