According to the bottle, Amarula offers a "captivating and exotic" flavor, offering hints of caramel, chocolate and vanilla. When we uncapped our bottle, the first thing that crossed our mind was butterscotch. In fact, as we smelled the contents of the bottle, it made us think of Werthers Originals, those little toffee candies, which isn't a bad thing at all. When we poured it over ice, the butterscotch flavor continued to coat our taste buds. There was almost no tang of alcohol with this drink, and it was reminiscent of drinking a slightly thinner milk shake.