The smoky bacon nose is not at all contrived; in fact, it's tempting as all get-out. The palate is just as authentic: clean and slightly sweet with a how-did-they-do-it authenticity. No heat at all, merely slightly peppered and delectable.
93 points, Tasting Panel (Sep 2010)
Clear. Interesting aromas of peppery ancho chile bbq rub, pine, paprika, and pepper cheese bread with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a citrus marmalade, spice, and mint jelly accented finish. Very tasty and different. Try in Bloody Marys.
92 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Sep 2010)