Nose is faint, with bubblegum/fruit notes, and traces of smoke and the ocean. Palate is again somewhat fruity, with some white wine traces and malty hints, and nondescript spice. Finish... what finish? Short and the same. This is okay, and yes, we've all probably drank our fair share of Johnnie Black and enjoyed it well enough. But as far as evaluating it with my tasting hat on, this is... there. Like, "Yes, I exist, and I am fine." It's just... "there."
N: Some ripe and soft fruit, peaches to be exact, grapes, and then some grainy glue smells. P: Round and oily, blendy malt and grain tastes (surprise!) with a little smoke. F: Smooth and sugary. Not bad stuff, the smoke saves it from total mediocrity.