Distiller: Copper & Kings
Bottler: Copper & Kings
Brand: Copper & Kings
ABV: 58.5% ABV
Nose: Caramel, pepper, earthy spice. Sweet honey, fruitiness is definitely there as well as some sulfur bite. Deep cocoa.
Taste: Thick, rich mouthfeel, but some heat. Its deeply earthy, sweet and fruity with fig, apple, blackberry and some orange peel. Then the pepper sets in. Oh god, the pepper. It grows very earthy and spicy very quickly.
Finish: Medium and a bit hot. Theres some nice cocoa caramel flavor here but the pepper sets in again.
Overall: This was an interesting thing to work through a bottle of. I wanted to like it more than I did but I think Id rather this have been oloroso matured as I think that would have been much better for the profile. The earthy, bitter, peppery character seemed to overcome a lot of the things that could have made this really impressive. Im going to give this a Rank 6 and “totally not butchertown”.
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