...right, it is! If even Serge mentions a "sulphur-keyword" you can bet there are tons of this unpleasant flavour in that dram. So if you like just bold and impressive stuff this one is for you - all that are rather sensitive to the smell of hell should shy away. By the way, Serge scored it 90 points.
The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a punchy rich but sulphur-spoiled profile (burnt matches, gunpowder). The sherry is bold and rather dry with a lot of bitter herbal aromas that drives it somewhat out of balance. Additional chalky-mineral notes boost this bitter wooden side - and: Where are the malt aromas?
The taste is rich on both sherry-induced and sulphurous flavours (no sulphur without sherry, that is the law). It is just at the edge of undrinkability (to me) but the strong sherry flavours somehow sooth the sulphurous pain. Again: Where are the malt flavours? Forget about water - it just strengthens the ingredients of the devil...
The initial mouthfeel is hot and bitter-astringent (the diabolic side takes its toll) and just very little coating. The finish is long and sherry-sweet and turns scurfy-drying towards the end (the devil wins, finally). I guess a lot of rookies like such strong impressions what is absolutely okay. I do not, because the sulphur kills all other flavours on my taste buds...