Appearance: Deep amber.
Nose: Old bottle effect, caramel, vanilla, spices, raisins.
Palate: Very woody, with old, wet oak, spicy, cinnamon, raisin, vanilla, oxidation, toffee, cherry sweetness, brown sugar and treacle.
Finish: Peppery, cherry, apple, wood, some alcohol and tannic bitterness.
With Water: Soft, less of a punch, sweeter and more floral.
Overall: Fun, sweet, and very woody. Not great but nice at this happy hour price.