Beverage Testing Institute 92 points - Very powerful aromas of smoked meats, peach, anise and vanilla bean rise from the glass. A delectable grainy sweetness is balanced by tangerine, grapefruit zest and dried herbs which leads into an unyielding, yet smooth, finish.
Vanilla bean, star anise, rye toast, crème brulee, and spice arpmas are well defined and attractive. A round entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body of caramel, honeyed nuts, cinnamon rye toast, and mint, pink peppercorn flavors. Finishes with long, sweet toffee, buttercream, dried cherry, tobacco leaf, and peppery spice notes. Deliciously decadent.