Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program.
Clove, vanilla, caramel, allspice. Light, effervescent melon and floral fruitiness as well.
Thick, and rich, with the price of some heat. Lots of peppery spices like clove and allspice, some cocoa on the backend.
Medium length, with a bit of heat. Very spice forward, with cocoa and some sweet caramel tossed in also.
In sum, this was nice and rich but generally hotter than Id like. I'm not sure that age and relative youth is a huge factor but its definitely a possibility. Overall, the profile leans a hair spicy for my tastes but I cant deny its high points.