A slow grazer with just a “brick shit house” kinda structure: strong & well-built. Truly fine, on the cusp of excellence.
Appearance 4.6 / 5
|Color:||warmgolden biege tinted w/ soft sepia & light lavender highlights|
|Surface:||sculptural/multi-textured; perfect demi-plate|
|Snap:||muffled & laid back; on the mark for a high % Milk|
Aroma 8.4 / 10
raspberries & caramelized cream start -> lyrical warm chocolate back notes
Mouthfeel 12.1 / 15
|Texture:||fun for the tongue; juxtaposition of well built/crafted milk & glucose granules|
|Melt:||sensuous velvet; slight disruption from sand-like granule|
Flavor 42.3 / 50
rare chocolate bang for a Milk... high CQ, & good lengthy haul as chocolate notes stand tall & walk long -> round, toasty milk, the dairy & roast processed at near perfect pitch -> “where’s the vanilla?”... there’s the Bourbon, at the very finish, on a small caramel roll
Quality 16.8 / 20
Bit of a deceiver (no honey just glucose) & despite the advertising, goes vanilla-caramel only at the very back. But great balance between intensity & sweetness; ditto acid/bitterness – right where they should be. And just enough roast to give punch, for enough tannic structure to hold up to that great Scottish cream.