Complete tasting with photos and detailed information: https://dramned.blog/2018/07/11/deanston-9-jahre-jack-wiebers-596/
Sweet, but closed and with a bit rancid beeswax, he looks tough and a bit dull. Also, the typical for Deanston honey is here rather hard and crumbly, as if he is too long in the storage cabinet. A grassy-metallic note confirms the young age. With fruits I can make out some pears and immature grapes with some concentration. Even a few drops of water do not really want to open it - it remains strangely restrained and somewhat immature overall.
The high alcohol content brings a peppery warmth sharpness. A sugary sweetness spreads quickly throughout the mouth. The nose is mirrored almost 1: 1, but the honey here is much creamier and very dominant. Still waxy, dusty and somehow musty, but not from the wood. With a bit of water, it becomes sweeter and doughy as unfinished yeasty rolls, which remind me of these Knack & Back dough things from the cardboard box. Then freshly mown hay with a little spice and sweet eggnog like a grain. Oak comes only marginally to bear and brings a little tart dryness without real woody nuances.
In the short finish especially malty grassy sweetness and again creamy honey. Slightly dry wood and dark malting sound longer.