Aroma is butterscotch with a sharp and spicy, clove maybe, twang. Followed by something oily and burtb/roasted toffee. Flavor is different from pretty much anything else I've had so far. Grassy/funky with a baked goods (maybe sugar cookie) finish. In general, can be overwhelming straight, ice calms it down. Even though I'm mentioning sweet things, this isn't a sweet rum. Honestly not that enjoyable on its own, but then even the distiller calls it a mixing rum.