The nose is heavily peated (duh), I might mistake it for a Lagavulin for its intense campfire-like smokiness. The flavor is balanced, smoke is accompanied by some sweetness, like the caramelized, smoky taste of a hunk of smoked salmon; there are even notes of a sweet brandy sort. The finish is of a seemingly indefinite length, remaining with you as a long, pleasant reminder of the whisky.
Smokey nose of course, but not as strong as I expected. A more gentle, earthy smoke. Musty cardboard, leather, and then something like All-Bran.
Wow, the palate is very sweet, and of course peaty. And that's all I can taste. But I really like it. Massive smoke overwhelms in the long finish. Then, the aspects of the nose re-emerge, adding needed dimension to the experience.
The fiesty-ness of youth is here and kicking, but other than that the fantastic power is great and very tasty, and keeps me coming back for more. But you gotta be in the mood for an ass-kicking.
N: Yep, smells peaty as hell, really attacks the nostrils with succulent peat. P: Wow, I think my head is about to explode. Super powerful, sweet yummy peat. Really lip smacking good! F: Like the Energizer bunny, it keeps going, and going... Many of the peated whiskies I've tried recently have been too sooty and lacked balancing sweetness. I was starting to wonder if my tastes were changing. But this confirms peat is as tasty as ever, it's just gotta be done the right way.