Cream Sherry is an Oloroso sweetened with rich Pedro Ximenez grapes. Its color is dark or very dark mahogany. Its aroma is round, crisp and velvety. An ideal dessert sherry. Oloroso is initially dry, amber to mahogany in color with a strongly fragrant aroma. Full bodied (nutty). Very good before meals and with game and red meats. Oloroso, fortified with up to 18 percent alcohol, is not protected by for, and therefore is much darker in color, from gold to brown. There is a very thick, sweet style of oloroso that some consider a separate class unto itself, called Pedro Ximenez (the grape name), that is sometimes used as a flavoring additive in brandy and whiskey. Cream sherries are highly sweetened olorosos of less distinction and less age. Some olorosos are also known as amorosos, Old Brown, and East India.