Balcones True Blue
True Blue Corn
26th Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by voidwp2556
Balcones from Waco, Texas is starting to pop on the east coast as of late. The bottle I'm tasting is from batch TB12-3, with a date of 8/13/12. This is a cask strength bottling so I've added a touch of water to make this nose-able.
The nose is full of sherry aromas: beautiful roasted nut flavors, white chocolate, and unctuous maple syrup. Smells out-and-out DELICIOUS and DARK.
Very round mouthfeel, this enters sweet with caramel and fudge flavors. I see "pear" in a lot of Balcones tasting notes, and would agree there. The finish is rounded out by spicy red pepper and cinnamon notes.
I think this is very well done, and that Balcones is making some of the most interesting things available right now. I'm anxious to review the rest of the lineup (Baby Blue, "1" Texas Single Malt, Brimstone, Rumble, and Rumble Cask Reserve). Balcones says that they will be releasing a True Blue 100 in the near future, but I don't see that having an easy time compared to this cask strength version. Seriously, Bravo!