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Acquired this on a whim and the fact that I've never had an EWSB Vintage before.
Bottling stats are as follows: 2002 Vintage Aged 9 years/10 months 43.3%/ 86.6° Barrel No. 163
Nose: I detected maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and traces of spice. Not a very complex start.
Taste: Spice in the form of fall and winter baking spices and pepper, honey, slightly sweet in the way of caramel and vanilla. Not much in the way of oak.
Finish: Spicy with pepper and increasingly lingering warmth. Has a bit of bite on the end.
Overall: Pretty good just not as complex as I would have hoped. I do plan to buy next years though.