Monte Alban has a distinctive smoky, potent yet smooth taste. The worm adds body and nutty flavors. Apocryphal legends note that the worm gives strength to anyone brave enough to gulp it down; some even believe it acts as an aphrodisiac. Like the drink itself, the worm is something of an acquired taste. Tasting Notes:Pungent spice, wood and mineral aromas. A rounded, supple start leads to a smooth. mediumbodied, exotic peppery finish. Great complexity with an earthy array of flavors.