The brim of the glass was almost overflowing with immense and potent aromas. We noted red berry compotes, rye bread spices, burnt orange peels, rosewood shavings, candied sultanas, and freshly baked bread pudding with spiced plum wine. Heady, intense, and brilliant! With water we found singed raisins, bitter cocoa powder, cinnamon liqueur, menthol pipe tobacco and powerful spice notes of clove and star anise. Wonderful! In the mouth there was an initial avalanche of spiced caramel, root beer syrup, aniseed distillate, herbal cocktail bitters, treacle, and graphite oil. Mouth-coating and immensely textural. Water brought out malt extract, chocolate sauce, cloves in honey, cola syrup, spiced fig chutney and hot smoked paprika. A wild ride, but also controlled and beautifully concentrated throughout.