The colour is amber and the texture shows medium fast legs and late tears. The nose is a little cheesy (no, I do not like cheese in glasses) with the aromas of over-ripe bananas and spices/woods. It is not really to my liking. The initial mouthfeel is warming and very peppery with no significant coating effect. A slight bitter-adstringent feeling from heavier tannins takes place after some time. The taste itself is barley sugary-sweet and rather herbal within an appropriate wooden structure - quite simple but easy to sip. The finish is short with no new impressions but there is an unpleasant cardboardy-ness at the very end (that I do not like).
Another Deanston that I will not remember as soon as this bottle is finished ... but most probably I will donate it to the next party!