Colour : Dark, cloudy, inviting amber.
Nose : There is a strong spiciness right off the bat, with hints of pepper, caramel, rye, alcohol, and corn. There is a slight hint of mint on the nose as well.
Palate : The tip of the tongue seems to skip a little sweetness that I was expecting , and the middle of the tongue gets a pronounced alcohol burn. There are strong flavors of coffee, caramel, oak, and mint on the back of the tongue that develop throughout. It is a stout bourbon, very alcohol-forward on the tongue.
Finish : Very long, with the alcohol burn remaining prominent, but allowing other flavors to develop the longer it lingers. Pepper remains a distinct flavor to the end.