Aroma: Baking spices, with some hints of honey and dried apricot. Taste: A mix of spices like nutmeg with some cinnamon, coupled with oak. Finish: Starts smooth, with all the same flavors from the taste accentuated with more spiciness, but then it has a bit of a bitter funk in the aftertaste, one that lingers longer than any of the other flavors. Overall: For an XA, it’s a great value. Has a unique taste that is worth a try, but the somewhat strange bitter aftertaste can be off-putting.