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Molasses. Mildly astringent. Honey, spicy pepper, big brown sugar.
Metallic spice, maple, clove. Some minor minty dill (weird), lots of cinnamon. All of the Makers Ive had thus far has a weird splenda / metallic note to it and this is sadly no different. The heat is managed very well here though surprisingly. That might also be the red hot cinnamon masking, though.
Surprisingly long, which is nice, but its very hot. Hotter than the palate. Not terribly complex. Some odd splenda, metallic, red hots.
I think I've learned that Makers just isn't for me. They don't make awful products but, at the same time, I think it's just a profile that doesn't jive with me. The odd astringency, the cinnamon, and weird wood integration just doesn't make me pine to purchase products from their line. I'm giving this a Rank 4. It's fine, and has no glaring flaws - just not the profile I love and it carried a hefty price to boot.