Color: Bright polished copper with big, long and slow legs.
Nose: Stainless steel water bottle, fresh coconut and strawberry jam. Oloroso sherry, honey roasted cashews and honey-cinnamon syrup. Artificial vanilla extract and old hardwood furniture. Adding a few drops of water amplifies the metallic aromas but minimize the alcohol burn on the nose. Furniture polish and Aunt Jemima syrup.
Palate: Chili pepper flakes and prunes and dry dates. Very satisfying mouth covering creamy texture... Roasted peanuts and almonds. Cashew butter... Water adds custardy notes: Mexican flan, Portuguese custard tarts and fresh walnuts. Cracked white peppercorns, apple strudel and cinnamon dusting.
Finish: Long and nutty with toasted almonds and walnuts. Nutmeg and steamed milk. Dry with hint of bergamot peel and custard.
Overall: It's an incredibly nutty and custardy batch balanced with spicy and savory notes. I might be wrong since I don't have reliable notes but so far I remember Batch 1 was more summery and fresher compared to this batch. Surprisingly drinkable at bottling strength but opens up beautifully with a few drops of water. A very good batch from Rachel Barrie and as expected bold, syrupy and thick. Grab a bottle while you can... I very much liked it.