N: Pungent, honey, wax, tar, smells a bit industrial. P: Big sweetness fills the mouth, orange Jolly Ranchers, thick and oily. F: As the coating dissolves, some nutty notes go along with the orange. The sweetness balances the high abv pretty well, nothing spectacular taste-wise but feels good going down. Loses points on the nose. Worth a try.
Nose of apricots, white wine, sugar, somewhat alcoholy, and motor oil hints. Palate is fruity -- apricots and nectarines -- and rather sweet. Hints of spice and some sherry. Finishes as before at medium length. This takes water very well, and with relatively generous amounts you end up with a pleasantly sweet palate of vanilla, light caramel, and light fruit/wine notes that chase the fire away. There's nothing wrong here but nothing great, yet this is worth trying. B-/B
This screams average. A nose that wants to be pleasant and is slightly sweet, but then goes to alcohol/terpentine. Ok on the palate - thin, some light fruit, then it gets hot without any distinct character on the finish. Ok, not memorable.
Alcohol and paint thinner nose with a little smoke. Way too potent undiluted, but mellows nicely with water and develops a sweeter nose with a more manageable if unspectacular palate. I liked this more at first but my interest started to wane the longer I drank it.
Holy Hiker Batman! This hit me dead on from the second it touched by mouth as trail mix, apricots, raisins, and nuts. Heavy on the rains though. The initial taste smacks hard and fast the slips away into this oily bathwater finish that is fortunately very fleeting. If only that first second lasted longer...