2015 Fall Tasting Results (Recap)

On December 6th, 2015 we were hosted again at Kiser Tiger where approximately 75 people were presented with 14 wonderful and special beers.

These 14 beers were presented in a walk-around blind tasting where attendees were not aware of the brewery or name of the beer. Crib sheets with Style and ABV were made available upon request. All beers presented were truly great and many folks had to make some tough decisions. At 3PM ballots were collected and the below winners were announced.

  1. Goose Island Clybourn Brewery Wheatwine on Wood – Wheatwine aged for 10 months in Woodford Reserve Barrels. (11.5% ABV)
  2. Firestone Walker Brewing Company Union Jack – IPA double dry­ hopped with bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors. (7.5% ABV)
  3. Ploughshare Brewing Co Coal Train – Baltic Porter (lager) with aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and plums. (8.8% ABV)

The following is the list of beers as presented. Thank you to all the brewers and breweries that presented their beer for this years tasting!

1Revolution BrewingFist City5.50%American Pale Ale brewed with 2 row, red wheat and a little specialty malt.
23rdPloughshare Brewing Co.Coal Train8.80%Baltic Porter (lager) with aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and plums.
3Penrose Brewing CompanyDeminimus Festivál4.30%Session Sour Brown Ale with sweet raisin and plum malt character balanced by subtly sharp cranberry, cinnamon and bright orange zest.
4Aquanaut Brewing CompanyMoonRay6.00%London Porter, smooth and creamy with a hint of roasted coffee.
52ndFirestone Walker Brewing CompanyUnion Jack7.50%IPA double dry­ hopped with bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors.
61stGoose Island BrewpubWheatwine on Wood11.50%Wheatwine aged for 10 months in Woodford Reserve Barrels.
7Blue Island Beer CompanyHard Luck IPA6.30%American IPA with flavors and aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and pine.
8New Oberpfalz BrewingRussian Imperial Stout9.20%Russian Imperial Stout with a deep malt body and a silky, smooth finish.
9Off Color BrewingLe Woof7.30%Bière de Garde, sweet but strong, brewed with Munich and Vienna malts.
10Solemn Oath BreweryThe Telegraph9.50%Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale with chewy malt complexity of caramel, dried fruit and nuts.
11Goose Island FultonReal Nice Surprise7.00%Porter laced with lactose and finished in whiskey, rum, and brandy barrels.
12Half Acre Beer CompanyGoneaway IPA7.00%IPA, shooting straight for a bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze.
13Goose Island FultonFassinator8.00%Blonde Doppelbock crafted by our own Brian Turner. Golden, crystal clear and malty with a slight bitterness in the finish.
14Forbidden RootBourbon Barrel Aged Heavy Petal10%Bourbon Barrel aged 9 months, Imperial Stout with pecans, magnolia flowers and chocolate.