Nose: Booze and oaky notes of vanillin, spice, and apple fritters.
Palate: Thick, intense and boozy, but also sweet, with hot spices (ginger, cinnamon, pepper), leather, candied plums and caramel frosting. The finish is exceedingly long, for a yak! Skol, prunes, lemon Ricola, cocoa nibs.
Rating: 8 / 10 – This was one of my first Lous Pibous, and (along with Cask #13) what impressed me was how much like a good bourbon this was — sweet, boozy, spicy, oaky scrumptiousness. After having it open for some months, I’m about to finish the bottle (makes me sad!) and figured I might as well finally review it. I like this a lot. It’s rich, intense, and oaky. And while the barrel character definitely overwhelms what fruit there was, this scratches a specific overaged bourbon itch.