Eye: Brand new pennies. Very thin rims and large droplets.
Nose: Freshly picked cherries, cherrywood being split. Vinous, sweet, full-bodied red wine. No proof or oak at all, just cherries and bright red wine.
Palate: There’s the proof - hot right on the tip of the tongue, almost painfully so, with Szechuan peppercorns and oak dryness around dried black cherries. Mouthfeel is thin-to-medium, opens a bit of dark chocolate before being engulfed in flames again. Coating, not too drying, more cherry comes out meekly.
Finish: Dark cherries in dark chocolate. The proof mercifully comes down after a tear from my eye. Bitter chocolate and a touch of burnt honey.
Overall: Ouch - another flamethrower from an early batch. There are some good flavors here!
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