I get notes of subtle maple on the nose. Taste is hot and barely discernable and I'm feeling disappointed... but then the finish! The best part by far. Herbal, spicy, and strongly reminiscent of pipe tobacco (which is delightful to me as a pipe smoker and collector). The finish transitions into a lovely aftertaste that leaves me wanting more. Overall: boring first half, dynamic second half. Worth buying a bottle to me.