Medicinal peat smoke with tar and "hospital notes" completely overwhelms all other aromas at first. After a short time, a slight sweetness comes to light. Then the aroma turns surprisingly sour with lemons and limes. There are also malt, nuts (almonds and pistachios) and vanilla. After the first taste it gets a bit lighter and sweeter, the smoke is better integrated and I can also find sweet citrus fruits, lemon cream and apples. The vanilla becomes a little more intense and caramel and a hint of cotton candy come through. In the background I find a very weak oak note.
The start is strong, as well as slightly tingling and hot (black pepper or chilli?). The entire mouth is filled immediately. The smoke is clearly present again and is already well integrated right at the beginning. The sour lemons also come through immediately. Over time, the mouthfeel becomes a little sweeter and I can find the almonds again. The second time I try it, it seems much sweeter and the acidity only develops over time – exactly the opposite of the first time. After a few seconds in the mouth, a clear bitter note sets in, but without explicit oak notes.
I can hardly find any sweetness anymore. The feel becomes noticeably drier with a slightly acidic astringency. The smoke dominates together with some marzipan. I would describe the finish as medium long, although the smoke lingers much longer than the other notes. The acidity and the indefinable bitterness also stay in the throat for a relatively long time.