1980 Graham

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jdaw1
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1980 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 10:43 Thu 03 Apr 2014

1980 Graham (γ gamma)
On Wednesday 2nd April 2014 six of us gathered in The Bung Hole to taste a six-pack of Graham 1980 (the previous tasting of this shape having tested Taylor 1985).

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Re: 1980 Graham (γ gamma)

Post by flash_uk » 15:02 Sat 05 Apr 2014

G80. Decanted 10 hrs. Colour as for α alpha(70% opacity, brick red). Nose a bit stincky, sulphurous, and for a slight moment behind the sulphur was popcorn! Really did not taste good, so gave up on that. Rogue bottle.

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Re: 1980 Graham (γ gamma)

Post by jdaw1 » 18:23 Tue 08 Apr 2014

G80, γ, decanted 9½am. All of them were dark-dark-red, 70% opaque. Nose dirty and bacterial. Taste roughly acidic.

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Re: 1980 Graham (γ gamma)

Post by AHB » 08:06 Wed 09 Apr 2014

All six bottles of Graham 1980 from this late release case were of a consistent colour. Brick red throughout and around 70% opaque.

Bottle gamma: Smelly and offensive nose, full of rubber bands and mercaptan. Stayed smelly with time in the glass. Good thick texture but the flavours are astringent and dry, spoiled by the sulphur. Dry and unpleasant. Not rated as to do so would be unfair. NR. Decanted 10 hours.
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