Dark with some more woody notes and even cheese aromas as of brie. Dried fruits, vanilla, berries, and dried plums give a much sweeter and fuller bodied than the Superior version, with the same characteristic berry notes. A bit of butterscotch on the finish along with the clove spice which I didn't notice with the superior version. Not long lasting or complex; perhaps I've been spoiled by my whiskies. There is some vanilla on the finish, but it's not that significant. Fairly dry, and perhaps very lightly woody. There's a bit of tangy-ness on the finish.