Bright amber shines in the glass, the malt shimmers mysterious and syrupy drops pull their long tracks back into the glass. From the optical alone, I'm looking forward to this malt. Slightly musty cowshed and decayed wood lifts clumsily from the premium snifter, a subtle hint of sulfur rises up. Initially dominated almost only the musty Kuhstallaroma, after some time, the moldy and musty aroma retreats a little and dried berries and oranges appear. Dark and old caramel mixes with a touch of milk chocolate, honey and a touch of fresh mint are added. The oily and long drops are still sticking to the glass wall, just nice to look at. Sweetness rises from the dark and still slightly musty nose, a deciduous rough note shows, the chocolate becomes more intense and hazelnuts spread slowly in the nose. Here and there old and dry wood comes to light, in general, the nose is quite closed.
Creamy, the first sip flows over the tongue. Powerful old and slightly burnt pieces of wood are distributed in the palate, again sweetness rises from the creamy wood note. Sweet chocolate and hazelnuts mix, slightly bitter and tart wood tones are in the background. The second sip then releases again slightly musty and rotten wood flavors, slowly black pepper creeps from behind over the tongue and finally distributes a pleasant sharpness in the entire mouth. A touch of chili and tart oranges follow, from the creamy and oily aroma rises to an old walnut note. Again and again, sweet and fruity notes, above all lies a subtle and slightly fresh peppermint note. At the end of the taste a slight leather and tobacco note comes into its own.
With this leather and tobacco note, the taste goes into the aftertaste. Dark and dry wood tones stick to the palate, the muff and moder also shows up a few times. Powerful and dignified, the creamy and oily flavors rest in the mouth, in the background is again this fine yet always present mint note. Spicy, the aftertaste exudes its chubby warmth for a long time. Wet leaves and dried wood elements let the aftertaste slowly fade away.