Nose – Rich vanilla and caramelized sugars come through, and while I catch some of that roasted marshmallow from the campfire. A touch of smoke but it’s not acrid. If anything this is less sweet than I expected on the nose. A good background of oak.
Taste – Medium feel, which is to say it doesn’t strike me as being thin or heavy. The oak structure is evident, but this isn’t heavy or tannic in that department. Some cocoa and sweet vanilla mixing with dark sugars and a hint of fruit. I had expected a heavier sweetness or an imbalance of either oak or smoke, but it’s really quite balanced.
Finish – A medium finish caps off the pour here. The sweet marshmallow and chocolate notes are playing together pretty nicely, but don’t quite stick around as long as the final breath of oak and char fade away.