And the Ardbeg Roller Coaster does what it promises!
Sweet vanilla, pleasant typical Ardbeg smoke note (just like the Ardbeg from the good old days), mystical but not intrusive spicy notes, salty sea breeze and, of course, citrus.
All around, very pleasant nose - a typical snoop.
Spicy and smoky onset, liquorice mixes with dark chocolate, in the mouth is a very pleasant vanilla flavor. The lemon becomes noticeable, followed by smoked bacon dried in the salty sea air. The smoke / ash is there, but spreads wonderfully with all the other flavors - a balanced balance of flavors.
And constantly present the pleasant / unobtrusive sweetness. The wood comes a bit soft and mild over, just as I like it.
The spice I identify as "Italian herbs" with a certain ginger sharpness (but not at all violent).
Actually, you could almost think, candied ginger in citrus and vanilla coated. In addition, bacon with maple syrup.
And the balance of sweet and salty is very balanced.
Sweetness in the mouth is slowly replaced by the smoky (actually slightly "ashen") taste.
And then the sweetie comes back and fills the entire mouth again (I'll say marshmallows around the campfire).
Overall for me a very balanced and interesting Ardbeg.