Aroma: open, bright, slightly harsh, malt sweet, green apple, flour, distinctly rotten garden fruits, viburnum jam, slightly yeast apple cider. Light creamy motifs, planed wood, Campbelltown brand oil-metal notes, and brine make their way in the background.
Taste: bright, biting, red pepper, burnt caramel, a lot of wood, prunes, dark berries, burnt jam. Very tight, I even got the feeling that the fortress is higher than stated.
Finish: medium length, plum and berry burnt jam, slightly spicy spices, wood, lacquer, burnt bread crust, metallic acidity, oily.
Bottom line: Scotia's NAS was absolutely not ashamed; I liked it most of all, its dense, rather unusual and diverse aroma. The taste is bristly, slightly jerky, unbalanced, peppers, caramel, oak, dried fruits - everything goes somehow apart, which does not give a higher rating.