Golden yellow in color with a heavy, thickly oaked nose. Complex, some curious barley-sugar notes here shrouded in soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, as well. The taste delivery, though controlled at first, is massive.
Then more like con-fusion as that smoke on the nose turns into warming, full blown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note (curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved) - the custard presumably is oaky vanilla - hammers home that barley - fruitiness to make for a bit of a free-for-all; but for extra food measure the flavors develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate