Pulled out a Springer 10y, 100p compliments of AaronWF (I believe)
Nose: Wet leaves and damp, smoldering tree bark. Sweet undertones of powdered sugar and sugar cane.
Palate: Wow, a mouth full of wet dirt and soot packed together like a mud pie slaps you across the face! Excellent! That is a bold entry. Moderate ppm phenol content here as the smoke does not dominate. Very mouth-coating and oily, one of my favorite characteristics of a good Springer. It's fat and juicy. A lasting candied, sweet note on exit as this one transitions well into the finish.
Finish: The finish is all dirt and ash. Hangs around for a considerable amount of time as you find yourself licking your palate and smacking your gums like a mouth full of peanut butter. The oily residue refuses to go away.
Rating: This is one dirty dram and I dig it! Smoke and dirt and lots of it. What else do you need? But this one brings an added, welcomed sweetness that speaks to the depth and complexity of a good Springer. Right in my wheelhouse! Thanks Aaron!