Appearance: Pale to medium golden amber.
Nose: Oak, vanilla, barley sugar, light smoke, citrus / orange.
Palate: Campfire smoke, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, peach, pepper.
Finish: Quite bitter, hot, pepper, oak.
With Water: Necessary. Sweeter.
Overall: Rather tannic and bitter. Not bad, but not so impressive and not as good as the previous years’ versions.