note to daily readers or at-work binge readers, this is not the other new beer from the Collection 2013.
Oloroso is one of those geographically-specific, european sort-of wines, like Port, Sauterne, Madeira, etc, so it is meant to impart a very specific addition to whatever you age in the barrel after it. Never having had Oloroso I can’t tell you what that would be, but hey here’s what we thought:
Goran – apple, peaches & cream yogurt, sweet, creamy
Simon – yeaty, bread. mulled wine, grape, apple
Ryan – trident tropical gum, good, distinctive I&G
Dan – malt, citrusy, beery
Goran – bitterness v sweetness, hint of cider, heavier
Simon – cherries, sherry, so much at first, slight bite, cherry coke, fruit punch
Ryan – less sweet on taste than original, more dry, piney character, good mouthfeel
Dan – big time wine, zinfandel, beer, dates, dry currants, fruit.
Try it? Yes. Buy it? Yes!
(*) most of iScotch likes sherry-/port-/wine-casked whisk(e)ys, but as the guy writing it up my minority opinion is super loud.