Nose: Bumm, directly an intense phenol pops into the nose, as one knows it only too well from Laphroaig. In this case, I would even go so far as to say that you could commit to this even without the knowledge of the distillery. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of the Cask Strength Edition, but I could imagine that they would be a good comparison. After a little time in the glass, the maritime notes penetrate more, as well as a fresh fruity (citrus) note. The alcohol is of course noticeable, but not penetrating, despite the high strength. I would have imagined the nose one-dimensional and for me a small highlight, if you leave the Malt a little time.
Palate: The 62.3% are not so noticeable at first as one would expect. Only after a few seconds it tingles but noticeable in the mouth, but far from unpleasant. Fairly oily and creamy, less fruity, rather neat cold ashes and intense smoky notes.
Finish: Medium long, slightly dry, zero comma zero bitterness, a great barrel. If you like Laphroaig a great blast.
Rating: Granted, I have to be in the mood for Laphroaig. But when I'm in the mood, I really appreciate these hurricanes. I give 88/100 - measured by the barrel, the wonderful dark golden color and the Gaumenkitzel a very good rating. Price is not very cheap. Should definitely be enjoyed at the end of an evening, but, must I note that at all? :-)