Color: Medium amber, chestnut honey color with a ring of small teardrops turning into thin, quick but oily legs.
Nose: Honey roasted walnuts and pecans, silverberries and dates. Not a very sweet nose but it's dusty and chalky. Golden raisins, baby bananas and orange blossom honey. A couple drops water amplifies the wood: Toasted oak, carpenter's shop and roasted pine nuts. Dark chocolate and toasted coconut.
Palate: Sweet and spicy: Fried honey bananas, cloves and grape brandy. Young rye whiskey and pecan brittles. I cannot believe that I forgot to add a little water... Incredibly easy to sip at cask strength. With water the texture thins out a little. Smoky now: Grilled pineapple rings, campfire and skillet apple pie. Cinnamon, burnt custard and creme caramel.
Finish: A perfectly balanced long coda with light char, wood smoke, allspice and roasted nuts.
Overall: Another home run from Richard Seale and for Foursquare... Impeccable cask management. Whatever they are doing there they are doing it right. I feel like every single bottling I taste is better than the previous one. Well, now I wish I had bought more than one bottle but too late. Unfortunately all the ones left out there unopened are serious auction material now...