You may be right there Joe. I like a small flavor dimension of peated malt in certain styles. Flame suit on.
It's fine with me if you have no taste Ron
I may be extra sensitive to the phenolics. I have the same problem with the Briess Cherry smoked malt even at 10% of the grist, but Weyermann is smooth smoke at 100%.
A friend did a smoked beer experiment recently, he made the same base beer then used 10% Weyermann Rauch in one, 10% Briess Cherry in another, and 3% peated in the third. I could not only tell him that he had mislabeled the Weyermann/Briess samples (I was right) but some people couldn't taste the peated and I found it narsty. With an R.