mcberko (16595) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cascade, pours a dark mahogany with a tiny white had. Aroma of dark cherries, bourbon barrels, vanilla, port liqueur and other sweet liqueur. Flavour is uber-complex, with loads of port and sherry liqueur, leather, bourbon barrels, vanilla and some dark berries. Supremely complex, with loads of depth, accentuated beautifully by the bourbon and vanilla. Most excellent.
J2 (3) - - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany in color. Smooth, sour cherries and hints of tobacco on the nose. The initial pucker gives way to soft bourbon and vanilla notes that linger. Very nice, very smooth.