Neat. 8.5 year. Neck pour. Lighter on the nose than expected for the age and proof. Lots of light, bright notes. Vanilla. Apple. Only a slight hint of nuttiness. Very slight oak. Baking spice. Surprised by how little I can get from this nose. It’s opening up a bit as I sit with it. Creamy mouth feel, very smooth texture. Light on the tongue again. Powder sugar and apple. Oh there is that Beam flavor profile. Man. There is a surprising depth all the sudden. The nuttiness and oak come through kicking but fade into vanilla, caramels, strawberries, maple. Delicious legs for miles. I like it a lot. Going back to the nose I can’t believe how muted I’m the nose is and how much flavor comes on the taste. I am getting more and more from the nose as time goes on. Despite the nose, the taste is awesome.