Rich caramel color. The nose of this smells like a very strong vodka with a touch of caramel or brown sugar. Very thick and heavy on the palate. The taste on the front palate is like straight caramel. The maple character shows through subtly in the mid-palate and through the finish. The nose has a strong note of alcohol but on the palate this is very sweet and rich. The flavor is good and it is worth a try.