The nose is sweet and I get even more sugar than the 2006 release. Very mellow ad the rye is really present in this one. However, the spice and citrus notes of the earlier releases seem to be lingering in the background. To me, this is very similar to the 2006 release, but certain notes are accentuated. Others I tasted with think they are more signficiat differences. [4/14/13]
Lush sweetness of warm syrup and mulling spiciness. Vinegar notes in the back. Dense on the palate with herbal stuff and rye spice emerging mid palate. Lightly sweet vanilla finish that evolves into bitterness of dark leafy veggies.