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Last February, I did a little road trip to Van Kleek Hill to go see the Beau's brewery and by some of their great microbrewed beer. I killed two birds with one rock by going to the lcbo. There I picked up a bottle of Forty Creek Barrel Select. I did well.
The nose is very beautiful. Really. It's sweet and fruity and spicy and with vanilla. But nothing overwhelming, just very enticing.
It is quite full bodied and creamy. A dark gold, somewhat auburn colored.
In the mouth, it's very bread pudding like: raisins in sweet syrup with spices and vanilla. Great! And it gives the same cool initial hit.
And the finish is vanilla and spices that becomes dry. Woody.
All around a very drinkable, moorish dram. Sweet but not too much. Quite complex and interesting.
Keeps reminding me of the flor de caña 12 YO, but spicier, more complex and with a better finish. I should try blending them in a rhumsky... I'll post the result in the comments.