When I read "40.0% ABV + chill filtered" I was very skeptical of this. Matured in ex-Bourbon & un-charred American oak barrels; this is where it gets the QA name (quercus alba).
n: Malty vanilla spice and some smoke. Some hints of sea breeze and mineral oil.
t: Very light and watery; thin mouthfeel. My first thought was that ice melted in my glass and I was drinking the results. It's very soft and has a surprising vanilla caramel flavor that fades to malty seabrine and ginger candy. Finishes quickly with sweet earthy peat smoke and caramel oak.
If you took Quarter Cask and watered it down, this is the result. I love Laphroaig but this is a beginner expression, and for us jaded folks, it will leave you wanting.