Peat smoked malt and rauch malt are 2 very different animals. I have disliked just about every beer I've tasted with peat malt. Rauch malt is smoked with Beechwood, and in my last batch I used 5 lbs. of it in a porter. When I tasted it this week--well, let's just say I wouldn't use any more than 5 lbs. in a future batch!
Now, that said, I'm also not going to say my tastes won't change eventually.
I used to think 45 IBUs was TOO bitter.