Nose: Raisins / sherry, vanilla, caramel, malt cookies, ginger, cinnamon,
Palate: Lovely sherry, raisins, vanilla, oak, caramel, malt sugar, ginger, touch of apple, honey. Sweet but of course a bit hot, but the body is much nicer than in their lower abv expressions. Lovely maltiness.
Finish: Prickly, peppery, cinnamon and cardamum, malt sugar, raisins.
With Water: Needs a good addition. Becomes less fiery, milder, sweeter, more vanilla and spice.
Overall: Much fuller bodied than other expressions. This one is my favorite so far. Rich, lovely maltiness and sherry character. Also, stunning value for ¥5200.