Nose: Crashing waves, wood smoke, ash and tar. A hint of apple and citrus but the peat, unsurprisingly, dominates.
Palate: A beach barbecue... salt and kippers, a bit of butter and hot pepper spice. Water brings out some of those lighter apple and banana notes but again the phenols are the main event here.
Finish: This lasts for ages with ash, dark chocolate and pepper riding out over an oily base.
Overall: A dram that lives up to its name; the beast needs taming with a drop of water but it never gets too compliant.