This is a cask strength, single barrel release from Four Roses, featuring their OBSV recipe.
Clove, toffee, vanilla, allspice, pepper, caramels and sweet melon. Floral, sweet, spicy. Nice complexity here.
Medium, some heat, rich cocoa, honey, vanilla, floral fruits and pepper. Strong oaky backbone. Really diverse, and the cocoa is surprisingly prominent. The oak is a bit heavy handed though and it starts to dive into the dirt near the end.
Oak, tobacco, dry earthy pepper.
Too dry and oaky, spicy for my tastes. I was a little surprises since OBSV doesn't usually come across this dry to me, but this was an outlier for sure.