Cherries and rye come skipping out of the glass with caramel, some overripe dark fruit, buttery toffee, oak and a mild citrus drifting in behind them. It’s a very pleasant aroma.
On the palate the notes flip around a bit with the rye and wood leading the procession of dark fruit, caramel, citrus, cinnamon, leather and a hint of vanilla. Again, it’s very pleasant and being rather similar to the Four Roses Small Batch it’s hard not to like it.
It has a long woody finish that is punctuated with notes of rye, pepper and caramel coffee syrup.