The nose is understated with light rye and caramel. The palate has sweet hot cocoa, simple syrup and light medicinal notes but not a lot of rye character, which is typical of Beam ryes (though this one is supposed to have a higher rye mashbill than their standard rye). The finish is sweet and mild.
This is a perfectly decent whiskey that's soft and sweet but has very little rye character. As with most Beam rye whiskeys, it's a good rye for people who don't like rye. Those folks who like their whiskey "smooth" will love it.
n: pickles, warm spice, heavy dill, with buttery vanilla. Dusty library full of leather bound books. Slight cedar and vanilla cream.
t: very intense spice, cloves and cinnamon, mint (evergreen sap). Fried dill pickles that tickle the tongue. Spice and oak are intense in the middle that fades to a minty buttercream finish. Expensive mouthwash that numbs your cheeks. The nose is awesome.