This "reclaimed" bourbon is then mixed with 6 year old bourbon and aged again in oak barrels. While it might sound obvious that this bourbon smells like wood, I was actually surprised it didn't have a super vanilla aroma you can get from oak. Instead it has a deep, husky smell, that ends with a familiar sweet bourbon scent. The mouthfeel is very thin, with an oddly smooth flavor. Again there's not any vanilla notes, but also none of the caramel sweetness that I find usually sets bourbon apart. It does have a slight oatmeal taste, and a warm, heavy, oak-focused finish. What was most surprising to me was that the finish just went on and on, yet still came through very smooth.
At only a slightly higher price point that regular Jim Beam, I think the Devil's Cut is a very interesting and rewarding bourbon. I think the idea of reclaiming the spirit from the barrel's makes for a really great story, and probably will sell a great deal just on the concept alone. Although the bourbon is somewhat uneven-tasting, compared to a more well-rounded bourbon like Woodford Reserve, it's still very good.