On the first nose like the first wine ever: fermented, unbalanced. With a little time: chocolate. Hmm. Well then, water should be at 57 revs anyway ... Yeah, the nose doesn't win prices either, straw, malt, resin, dry bark, hot, burning fire. It's going to be slow. Lime juice, charred orange peel. Peppermint. Block malt. Has almost something of old bottle flavor. In the mouth: soot, dry apples, dry branches and rotten bark, charred orange peel and brackish water. Lemon peel. Mouth-filling and halfway between smoke and the tangy, dry, fruity side. Finish: resin, hot burning fire. Peppermint and brackish water. Wet bark, undergrowth. Lemon peel. Later candle soot and some propolis, linden honey. Almost the best part, pretty long.
Have I now listed the same flavors three times? Regardless, overall rather barrel-heavy, but in the bitter direction than the vanilla / caramel / ... direction. Good standard model from Garioch 199x with a large dilution reserve (I would not drink it pure and also would not want to smell it), for the 100 € used price of my bottle, it is not advisable to give it back. 88 points upwards, 90 should be possible if you fell.