N: Very strange, I've had this bottle for some time (it is nearly finished) and I've never noticed the distinctive nose on this. It smells exactly like horse sh**. Not fresh, but a few days old, like you smell when hiking trails in the Sierra Nevada. P: Well fortunately is doesn't taste like horse sh** (not that I would know). Very sweet and smoky, with some nice honey and caramel. F: Coating, long, grassy. Despite the funky nose, the overall experience is pretty enjoyable. Big unique flavor. Would have scored higher if I'd never gone hiking.