Issue 12 Issue 12 Tastings Tastings

Tasting: Elijah Craig, Goose Island Stout Finished

Elijah Craig

Goose Island Stout Finished

Heaven Hill Distillers

Proof: 94
ABV: 47%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Bright chocolate-marshmallow and graham cracker.  Some deep grain and brioche. A creamy coconut pie with butterscotch and wreaths of honey.

Palate: Fresh white pepper that is cool and even. Lively sweetness with a toasted marshmallow and slow smoked savories. Anise and ginger follow.

Finish: Sweet, but clove kicks in at the last minute and evens out the playing field of flavors.

Comment: A s’more in a glass, hold the milk and add the splash.



Susan Reigler

Nose: Corn pudding, citrus, and a little yeastiness. Gradually, mocha emerges in a chocolate-forward note. 

Palate: Chocolate-covered graham cracker which slowly changes to nutty caramel. Cinnamon and allspice dance about on the tongue, too. The different flavors merge well.

Finish: Caramel gives way to dry oak tannins in a medium-long finish.
Comment: Good balance here. Let it take its time in the glass and be rewarded with more fruit and baking spices.   



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