The malt in the glass shimmers rusty brown, oily "legs" adorn the glass wall of my Premium Snifter while spicy wood tones with smoky notes rise heavily from the glass. Sweet raisins, zest from old orange peel and slightly burnt caramel slowly move into the foreground. Herbs and spices, slightly greasy and chocolaty with a salty and maritime tone. The aromas appear subdued and heavy, earthy with a minimal ash note.
Sweet and spicy with a wonderful smoky note, followed by embers and ash, just as smoky wood tones and a smoldering campfire. The alcohol is dominant and often comes to the fore, resinous wood sticks spicy on the palate while peppery spiciness massages the tongue on the tongue. The saliva is slowly stimulated, slightly greasy and oily elements come into their own. Chocolate and sour cherries, oranges with spices, the mouthfeel becomes noticeably smoother and more oily.
Fly ash sticks earthy to the palate, hazelnuts swim creamy in the excited saliva, butter flakes melt on the tongue, the smoky undertone is permanently present. Earthy peat, spicy wood with dark berries, sour cherries and spices, the aftertaste ends in medium length and creamy.