The fourth release of 2021, this is Booker's Noe Stranger's Batch. Aged for 6 years and 5 months and 12 days, it's released at 124.2 and can typically be found around the $100 mark.
Bold, sweet, butter cream. Powerful clover honey, peanut brittle, salted caramel, vanilla bean ice cream, butterscotch and oak.
Thick and rich, powerful and loaded with viscosity. Silky texture on the palate, features honey, butter cream, light oak, a touch of pepper, big caramel notes and a long, butterscotch note on the back palate. Light touch of cherry on the palate, unusual for Booker's, but this is a killer pour.
Long finish, tame for the proof, loaded with peanut brittle, honey butter, light oak, sweet cherrywood and maple. Powerful, enjoyable, easy to sip despite the proof. Great finish.
This is easily one of the best Booker's batches I've tasted in a hot minute, and despite an age statement that most enthusiasts would turn up their noses at, this release of Booker's swings for the fences and delivers stunning richness and complexity.