Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Sweet aromas of baked goods and spices are warm and nutty. Light and airy on the palate with plenty of bright and salty caramel, grain and nut flavors. Distinctly earthy with a mushroom-like flavor running throughout.
The nose is dense with scents of rich dried fruits, dark caramel, Sherry, roasted walnuts, toffee, and candied ginger. The palate delivers waves of rich orchard fruit, baking spice, and malt soaked with sweet Sherry lingering on for minutes. A benchmark. (Apr 2014)