ABV: 66.3% ABV
Age: 13 Years
Nose: Big, brash wine. Raspberry, sulphur, musty pipe tobacco. Some ethanol here. Stewed fruits, currants, blackberry, pepper.
Taste: Thick and rich. Raspberry, cherry cordial candy. Cocoa, musty tobacco. Honey, blackberry, currant and a well integrated oak presence. Syrupy and powerful. Heat is shockingly tame despite the monstrous proof.
Finish: Long, powerful and rich. Cocoa, jammy blackberry and strawberry. Faintly nutty, some pecan, lots of rich tobacco. Slightly drying, faint tannins.
Overall: Really phenomenal bottling that manages to accentuate big, bold flavors, without ripping your head off or succumbing too cloying sweetness or massive bitterness. Really, really impressive.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect