Nose of toffee and sherry. Palate is tannic, rather rich, and medium-to-full-bodied. Flavors of coffee and cocoa/dark chocolate, bittersweet toffee. Very mild sweetness, quite dry and woody. There's also something vaguely chemical. Finish is medium-short and continues the theme. A little water makes this sweeter and better. Decent and mouth-filling.
n: malt and hard toffee, oatmeal with plump golden raisins. Light hint of those orange gummy candies that are coated in sugar.
t: liquid varnished oak that moves to red berry jam and orange creamsickle. Moves to a pastry like sweetness then goes to dry oak. Oily mouthfeel heavy on the sherry cask influence. Finish is lemon bars with powdered sugar on top and settles on the sherried oak at the end.
[B./B+ :: a tannic/bitter note in the middle keeps it from a B+]