Some stuff from the Malt Maniacs Awards. And it’s o-lo-ro-so, for crying out loud. Colour: coffee. Nose: yeah, coffee, earth, cigars, walnuts, smoked meats, black raisins. Riiiight up our alley. With water: some -ols from the oak. Fir needles and stuff. Mouth (neat): perfect. Coffee, Chinese black mushrooms, pepper, cigars, one prune. This one’s much more armagnacqy than cognacqy. Yeah, whatever that means. With water: gets really complex. Walnut stain, old oloroso, sweet mustard, pipe tobacco, even a touch of salt. Even a little horseradish. Finish: long, dry, with loads of chocolate and a touch of salt. Perfect combination. Comments: we’re flying much higher this time. Love this kind of chocolate. SGP:462 - 90 points.