Here's what the experts had to say over at American Hooch.
"Very clean on the nose. There’s something bitter lingering there…tar?…algae? Not entirely pleasant, but very muted as to be almost unoticable.
On the palate there’s a good bit of burned sugar, dark raspberry, over all pretty bright and with something salty in there. Medium finish, but quite warm."After drunken cherry making there wasn't much left, as you can see, but just enough for us to taste. We tasted with both a splash of water and without and agreed there was a good complexity, but it was a tad harsh and lingering, which not necessarily bad. The splash of water muted this though. On the nose most prominently was brown sugar, followed closely by vanilla, but it didn't have the same rich, smokey full mouth feel that Old Pogue has. But it's also not in the same price range. Not bad, for the price and for the complexity I'm glad I used this for the cherries.