Sharp nose, with honeydew, mango, oats. As it opens up it gets even fruitier with apples, nectarines. And marshmallows. Hint of mint.
Palate aligns with the nose in a restrained but definite way -- a cask-strength delivery of milder flavors, but quite fruity and tasty. Juicyfruit gum. Not a fruit monster, but a polite fruit friend. Definite oak here, but good oak. Zingy as it goes down. That blends into a mildly-spicy finish... cardamom hints, is that rhubarb? Some milk chocolate too. Tasty stuff.
N: Leather, a bit of vinegar, tropical fruit sweetness, malt, softly grainy. Water exposes more tropical fruit notes and softens the grain, while bringing the malty flavors up.
P: Very light, warming, with an initial hit of pears and malt; a faint hint of mustard, cereal grains, some slightly bitter wood, and white pepper. With water it's a little more meaty and chewy.
F: Cools off, brings in some more pepper and reveals a hint of saltiness.
For some reason this one surprised me with its heat initially. As the bottle breathed that calmed down and things settled down a bit overall, while still retaining some of that floral/melon vibe. That said, this was just one that while I could appreciate what was there, it just wasn't my thing in particular. B-/C+