Immediately after pouring wonderful notes pour out of the glass, which are very spicy. Cloves, pine needles, star anise, some rosemary and thyme, painted with blackberries, plum jam and a hint of lemon balm. A hint of chocolate. Fine smoke, a campfire on the beach where algae are thrown. Moist dew and salty spray.
The aromas play around the nose, and alternate in intensity and make for an exciting game of smells in the nose. Pure from the nose, the malt could also be over 20 years old, with this complexity and elegance.
In the mouth, the smoke is stronger, and the chocolaty notes come to the fore. The creamy mouthfeel supports the aromas, at times the feeling arises to have a warm chocolate measure from a lava cake in the mouth. Cinnamon and cloves, candied oranges, a fine citrus note (lime). Again chocolate, this time dark chocolate with salt. At no time does the alcohol bite. Licorice, Dutch licorice, a little berry sauce.
The flavors blend nicely, are very interwoven and not "nervous" flashing.
Long, but unfortunately not forever. Spicy, light licorice, tart berries, almost no sweetness.