Appearance: Winter wheat color in the bottle, light amber/gold with red highlights in the glass. Upon swirling, edgeline is light and legs develop slowly. First Impression: Sweetish barley malt start with dried dark fruits. Rather aromatic, full barley notes, leather, apricots, and slight citrus, with barrel char and light vanilla notes. Taste: Quite a bit, if not jarringly, different from the nose. Strong char and a ‘cowboy style’ start to it. Upon swirl, rapid onset of wood char notes, some spiciness, with papaya, citrus, and vanilla oak notes. Medium mouth feel, with some bite to it. Nice drying finish is quite long with slight lingering and tingling to the tongue and lips.