tastewise it collapses.
The nose, which starts alcoholic, turns sweet on raisins, gingerbread
and candid sugar. Some sour prunes and pipe tobacco, as well as some coffee. Light
pepper. It even reminds me of a dark trappist beer! You will be hard pressed to
find the Springbank profile in this one. It is there, surely, but the sherry
cask dominates. Adding water does make a change. There is the wet plaster
It is almost creamy and a little piquant on the palate. Again the
typical sherry influence is there, with a lot of citrus. Very peppery. The high
ABV has something to do with that, of course. Unfortunately, it does not cope
all too well with water. It does not change the palate, but does weaken it.
The finish can be called long, with a bit of good will.