Very interesting. A mix of flavors that you first have to break down. A potpourri of wild berries, mountain peaches, ricola, perfume, smoker's lavender, pipe tobacco, apple and plum compote. Alcohol well integrated.
Complexity 90 points, but the intensity could be higher. I find it difficult to identify everything.
Quite sweet on the palate at the front, but not as sticky as is often the case with hammer mills. Seasoning and dryness are in balance with the sweetness.
So far I have looked in vain for peat. There might be a hint of wood smoke, but it is hardly noticeable. The flavors are complex, berries, black tea, coffee, nuts, burnt caramel - but not very intense. A few% more would probably have looked good on the malt. The oiliness is missing, the malt appears a bit "watery".
This lack of oiliness then takes revenge in the finish, which other bottlings from the hammer forge could do better and more stable. It's a shame, because I just like the aroma very much