Vertical Tasting: Coming Home 2010

One of our brewers shares his vertical tasting of the Coming Home 2010 Holiday Ale:

October 19, 2010 to October 19, 2011

-Pours a dark mahogany in color yet bright with no haze.  The light white fluffy head lingers to the bottom of the glass.

-Aroma is filled with bourbon, fig, raisin, and a hint of maple.

-Flavor is much like the bourbon on the nose, great fig flavor, and unlike the aroma, a banana flavor stands out and then warms to dried fruit.

Interestingly enough, the original rich taste of the beer mellowed and became a drier, much easier drinking beer.  If you still have some at home I suggest drinking it now or within the next six months.

This year’s Coming Home 2011 is a Belgian Triple and will age great!  Just like last year, I would suggest putting at least a couple down to age. I personally plan on watching a few cases age throughout the year.

See how last year’s tasting notes compare.

On a side note, I regret to inform you that the 2009 Sheep Eater Scotch Ale has peaked.  If you have some, drink it now!