I’ve had this one for a while but didn’t open it until recently… I’ve been attempting to not open bottles recently, instead, drinking down what is already open. I’ve been unsuccessful in my ability to not open new ones, because I want to review them! Anyway… here is the review, long overdue.
Beautiful dark amber, roasted almond coloring. Initial impressions of the nose is of a roasted nutty character, smooth peanut butter, graham cracker s’mores and a hint of baking spices in the back. The tickling heat I’m getting on the nose hairs hints at being cousins of a Booker’s, just enough to be recognizable, but not quite the same.
The taste is strong, with lots of tongue tingling spices. Hotter on the palate than the nose would indicate, but no where near the heat of a typical Booker’s. Peppery spices continue to evolve on the roof of the mouth as the finish is long. The classic Beam nuttiness is clearly evident throughout.
This is a very good introduction to a new line from Beam. I’m not sure it’s worthy of stockpiling in a bunker, but it looks great, tastes good and is a welcome new addition. 92/100.