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Creosote and smoke with burning driftwood. Unique nose with some fruit. On the palate, the sweet and peat comingle elegantly with an herbed element surfacing. Viscous mouthfeel that delights the buds. Fruit creeps in with lush grapes and Asian pears. Finish is uncommonly long, continuing the theme of sweet and peat nicely with a bit of citrus, as well. If your pocketbook can dance with this bottle, I'd say you should go for it. Alas, I never got a chance to taste the Orpheus before it disappeared for good.
A few drops of water does change Comus 4.2, smoothing it out considerably and sweetening the nose, even while smoothing out the palate and lessening the sweetness. For some reason I enjoy being a masochist and suffering through the high alcohol without much water because the complexity is more intense that way. I've tried it with only a few drops, and another time with one quarter of a teaspoon. I'd say a few drops are nice but more than that takes away some of the nuances. One quarter of a teaspoon was a little too much water for me in a 1.5 ounce dram. I'd say three drops would be ideal for my taste.