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This malt is surprisingly light in color for such a rich nose and mouth experience. Goes to show how little color means. I've gotten more different notes from this than any other malt so far. The initial nose was a bit bitter and acidic, with vinegar, raisin, grape, and wood. With a dash of water, ginger, red apples, chocolate, and a hint of peat came out. The palate was buttery smooth with chocolate, spice, orange peel, and again a hint of smoke. The finish was long and most of the flavors persisted for quite a while, leaving me feeling like I had just had a bite of chocolate. Given this, I finished the dram with a piece of dark chocolate and can enthusiastically recommend this pairing.