I personally think the non-smoky version (Brilliance) is much better.
[70 - 66 = average --- one dram is enough, thx for the experience]
initially slightly ashy smoke, in which a few pieces of plastic are smoldering. However, the smoke is not extreme and gives way to a wort over time.
The flavor of charred oak changes into a slightly sweet star anise and clove flavor; Honey is also added, later also hops (?).
Sometimes a sharp, peppery, acrid smoke comes up again ... I find it interesting.
very soft start, everything gets dry immediately. A sharpness comes into play briefly, but is also quickly gone.
It goes over into hops / malt flavors, but looks somehow out of round.
The smoke is initially suppressed and then finds itself in the direction of the exit in the form of burned matches or gunpowder flakes.
Mhh, the taste somehow doesn't match the smell ...
The second sip a bit fruity and sweeter, but somehow not really tangible.
Warming the esophagus. But what bothers me personally is that gunpowder aroma, which does not seem to be properly integrated.
long finish of wort and gunpowder.