scotch4me says on July 18, 2019
good sipper, stronger than 10
sweet, slight raw oak, smokey, dark fruit
a bit of vanilla, strong peat
raw oak and campfire on the lips
|Whisky||Laphroaig Quarter Cask|
good sipper, stronger than 10
sweet, slight raw oak, smokey, dark fruit
a bit of vanilla, strong peat
raw oak and campfire on the lips
Surprisingly rich flavours, adding some oaky wood notes to the usual Laphroaig smoky taste. Despite the higher alcohol degree, the result is more balanced than the usual 10yo, with softer and not overwhelming smoky taste and an increased wood and fruity notes. Just pity for the artificial caramel colours, but the price/quality ratio is going to make it my preferred basic level choice from this Islay distillery.
starts sweet, turns smoky and bitter. honey caramel and flowers, a touch of vanilla, then peat, rubber, oak, and a spicy sweetness (it reminds me of an Asian chili sauce). Its better an more nuanced than the 10, but still packs a punch.
Nice whisky from laphroaig.like the 10 year old so expect lots of peat,bonfire smoke,seaweed,sweetness,fruitiness and oak but more intense
Oily, peat,bonfire smoke,lots of oak,iodine,and sweetness
fruity and sweet with smoke
Laphroaig - man liebt ihn oder man hasst ihn. Kaum ein anderer Single Malt ist umstrittener als die Destilate von Laphroaig. Für Liebhaber dieser Geschmacksrichtung ist der - nicht kühlgefilterte - Quarter Cask ein unbedingtes Muß. Er ist noch eine Spur komplexer und explosiver.
peat and light smoke. very smooth.
Very nice whisky bravo Laphroaig
Heavy well balanced smoke with a vanilla and oak finish
A less strong corryvrecken. Smoke, tar, medicinal, sweet, long spicy finish. lemon sweetness, spice, smoke on the finish. so godd.
Iodine. Leather. Tar. Background sweetness.
Sweet and tart for an Islay. One of my favorite Laphroaigs. Very nice combination of standard and new flavors.
peat smoke. sour berries.
sweet and tart beginning. then antiseptic. iodine. ash.
ash. campfire. peat
Strong oak flavors, good smoke, fruit in the background. This is a great go to budget Islay Scotch.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask was my second journey into Smokey / Peaty Scotch.
It's a good Scotch but I enjoy Bowmore more than Laphroaig. They are about equally peated/smokey I think, I'm not entirely sure.
I think both would be a good introduction to peat / smoke.
I was recommended Laphroaig 10 but I talked to my Whisky/ Scotch shop, and they recommended Quater Cask over the 10 for more smoke so I went with this one.
Lovely smoke and alot of oak. Really good!
Medicinal, Smokey, peaty, iodine, semi sweet
Smokey, peat, semi sweet
Peat, medicinal or iodine, slow burn
ruikt zeer rokerig en naar visvet, komt warm en vettig binnen, geeft na 5 seconden ook de smaak van reuk en blijft zeer lang nasmaken
too peaty for me
enjoyed this very well rounded best with a splash of water'
salt, iodine, smoke
perfect combination, love it
Green apple, salt, smoke, slight orange, oak, pepper, peat, honey, ash, cigar, sweet. Nice with a bit of water.
Green apple, salt, smoke, light orange
Oak, pepper, peat, honey, ash
favorite of me and wife
Full bodied flavor, light smokey.
very tasty, a little smokey. very nice taste, 👍👍
smoke and peat as you would expect but has a soft noise of dark fruit.. very delightful
peat, oak, smoke, citrus, nice!
medicinal, burnt rubber, smoke, sweet aftertaste
Rauch, leichte Süße. In Eichenfässern gereift.
Nice peat, balance of fruit flavors with a fair finish.
Zwar typisch Laphroaig, die Medizin im Rauch ist durch die Quarter-Cask-Reifung für mich aber angenehmer als der 10-jährige. Leckeres Stöffchen für "Smokeheads" zu einem guten Preis.
Wonderful taste, smooth finish, just enough bite and peat to make this a must buy.
Deze whisky is intens en vol van smaak met een samenspel van zoet, rokerig & ziltig.
Peaty with a little fruit and a long pleasant aftertaste
Classic Laphroaig. Sweet and lots of flavour.
Mooie aanzet en fijne turfsmaak, lange afdronk en rokerige nasmaak.
smokey, dark fruit sweetness, lasting mouthfeel
Peat, smoke and little cherry fruit.
delightful... just delightful. Laphroaig never ceases to please a peathead
gentler than the 10, but still really aggressive with awesome brine and long finish. great whiskey...especially for the price.
Subtle sweetness with an abundance of briny peat smoke and some spice. A bit rough around the edges, though.
Lovely whisky with a peaty finish that lasts for days. Nose gets better and better the longer you let it sit.
Takes a while to open up. Seaweed, disinfectant and pine wood. Not overly smokey. Gets much better with time
Sweet and salty. subdued flavours
Great finish. Very Long and peaty. Highlight of the whisky.
Einer meiner Favoriten. Torfig mit Holznoten, blumig, Vanillearoma, Meersalz, langer Abgang
so smoky and peat filled.
One of my all-time favorite whiskeys. Sweet to start, heavy but balanced peat, and then lots of sweet vanilla and honey.
Excellent tasting, hints of wood were great
The nose is initially sweet but is then followed by peat. The palate is well balanced, first sweet vanilla, followed by smoke and band aids. Long spicy oak and peaty aftertaste that eventually fades into tobacco. Great Islay whisky!
more intense scotch than the 12 year old however preferred the 12 year old because of its smoothness
Warm, peaty and smooth.
very smoky and similar to laphroaig 10. I had the feeling this whisky is fuller, though
In der Nase kräftiger, nasser, aromatischer Rauch. Der wird langsamer süßer und gewinnt Kokosaromen. Irgendwann nimmt man auch Minze und Banane wahr. Im Geschmack kalte Asche. Der Mund füllt sich mit verbrannter Vanille. Auch die Banane bleibt präsent. Der lange, wärmende Abgang ist von verbrannter Südfrucht geprägt. Wenn die Asche sich gelegt hat, bleibt der Mund von angenehmer Süße belegt.
Love how the initial toffee and sweetness gives way to the smoke as the taste develops.
Geruch: Rauch, Medizinisch, minimale Süße, Grillkohle
Geschmack: kräftig, trocken, Rauch, Eiche, Tabaknoten, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee, medizinisch, Jod
Abgang: lang, kräftig und trocken
Great smokey smooth taste. very enjoyable
My favourite Scotch for the price. There's nothing else that I can even compare it to in its uniqueness.
Wonderful peaty and briny nose. Palate is so smooth, smoky, salty with a slight sweetness on the finish. A little more oaky on the end from the quarter cask maturation. Very pleasant peaty dram!
Hospital, Bonfire, Peaty, Oak. Maybe some brine and some sweetness in the background.
Nose:: vanilla, oak, light smoke
Body: strong spirit, vanilla, toffee
Finish: long lasting, lingering, peated
Heavy smoke and peat aroma/taste.
Lots of peat, bit of smoke and lots of wood. Very nice whisky
Sweety fruits, peat
hardcore to beat the price/quailty ratio.
kräftiger Geschmack dank kleinem Fass trifft auf Rauch. starke Duftentwicklung
Pleasant but a bit narrow mouth feeling
smoke, peat, soft in the end, long.
More balanced than the 10 year old.
love this whisky. so good for its price
my favorite peaty whiskey so far
Cracking whisky, my favourite Laphroaig and one of my go-to's.
Very smooth and palatable Islay scotch. Great flavours without being overbearing.
Ordentlich Rauch, Kräuter und Frucht.
Slightly more mellow than the 10 year old, the only other Laphroaig I've tried, but just as enjoyable
a bit too strong on the oak
not as iodine as the original, but a fun variation
90, piney resinous peat with barnyard and mechanic shop hints, some sweet apple or pear, a little thin in midpalate, but luxurious long finish with just a tinge of alcohol bite. Great value.
Wonderful, powerful Islay dram. Driftwood in the ocean surf. Faintly metallic.
Mineral, medically peated, vanilla, mandarine. very much like Lore.
Spicy-sweet and very strong. Salt caramel and 40% cocoa chocolate. A bit like licking a rock on the beach.
Still salty and the chocolate. Long finish!
Kein schlechter Whisky, aber dumpf und undefiniert im Geschmack
Ölig, holzig, salzig; Fischhafen, gegrillter Fisch; Meeresbrise mit blumiger Begleitung; medizinischer Oberton
Zuerst süß, dann salzig; leicht scharf (Alkohol); bittere Asche; wieder medizinisch nach Krankenhaus
Dumpf und bitter; nach wie vor medizinisch wie Bandage
Great whisky. First tried the 10 year old and I prefere this a little more. It packs more of a punch. Peat, seaweed, smoke. Everything you want in a laphroaig.
OMG!!! My first peted whiskey. I am inlove
My first taste of scotch a few years ago so very dear to my heart! Love the smoke and peat!
Love the peat...strong...really nice finish
Nice strong peaty flavor. I directly get the feeling of standing in the salty strong wind on the scottisch shores. This strong and good taste remains fie a long time in my mouth and systerm. Very nice and relaxing feeling.
Toller Whisky von einer super sympathischen Brennerei. Der Quarter Cask kommt sehr medizinisch und phenolisch um die Ecke und überzeugt in allen Belangen. TOP!
very good dram for this price. with some drops of water he show his full taste
Einer meiner Lieblingswhisky. Rauchig, feuchtes Moos, etwas Zitrus in der Nase. Angenehm im Mund. Eiche kommt trotz jungem Alter recht gut durch.
Ein sehr toller Whisky für einen Hammerpreis.
Not disappointed with this peaty full flavoured scotch...
something sweet nutty, immediately followed by salty tones, wet ash, firewood, smoke, and mineral peatiness
smoke, more smoke, peat, mineral, sweet and salt (band aid), sweet and sour, some alcohol roughness and yes... smoke
long, smoke and toffee, wet peat, something oily.
price quality ratio tough to beat, if you love smoke. Gives you the things the more recent 10 yo has been lacking a bit. A solid and proud 86 points!
Perfectly combi of complexity, sweetness and peat
My first Islay, and I'm immediately hooked.
smoke, pipe residue, mossy, wet hay, vanilla, medicinal, sea spray
Sweeter than expected. Peaty, grassy, vanilla, brine, smoke, almost meaty, slightly oily
sweet hay, smoke, medicinal, light salt
The dram that got me in to whisky.
Einmal rauch in die fresse bitte! Perfekt!
Perfekte Balance zwischen Rauch und Eiche zu einem super Preis-Vergleich!
Rauch, Asche und Jod und Krankenhaus. Später Gewürze und reife Banane.
Wieder Rauch und etwas süß. Dann Gewürze. Komplex.
Langer, trockener und rauchiger Abgang mit deutlicher Eiche. Super!
smoke, ash and salt.
awesome dram if you are a seasoned one. Loving it day by day
One of the greatest whisky ever
Nix für Anfänger
my first heavy peated, i liked it. i was surprised that the alcohol was not to dominant
my cup of smoke, always in the cabinet.
peatbomb,amazing whisky. Show rating for more info
medical peat smoke
very hard peatsmoke
light sweet at the end
A fine Islay single malt whisky. Are you a peat and smoke addict or Islay nut? Than yes you found your winner. Not my personal favorite but like it better than Talisker 10 YO
What a whisky this is!!!
The nose has now, two weeks after opening this bottle become a litlle softer.
But peat, sea, herbs and sweet ripe dark fruits are all prominent there and perfectly balanced.
On the palet the same tastes are there again, but now packed in a heavenly embalming oil surrounding tongue and cheeks.
The finish again is perfectly balanced with the same tastes. This time with a bonus of a lovely sweet spicyness.
This lovely tastes keeps tickling you taste buds for quite a while.
Alcohol is almost not present despite of its 48%.
A must have if you are a lover of peat.
Almost perfect this one
My first own bottle of whisky and the reason why I yearned for more. Fantastic peaty taste.
it tastes like band aids how do people enjoy this
just like the 10 yo but the flavor is a little more interesting/stronger. maybe because of the higher alc %. hard to describe... you just have to try it ;-).
Young matured whiskey from Islay. around 5 years and another 6months in quarter cask. Strong to the nose. Strong peat and smoked flavor staying medium to long in the mouth. Goes very well in the rocks or with drops of water. Different type of whiskey for me not used to Strong peats.
Nossing is a bit rought due to strong alcohol vent and tongue is also occupied with the strong alcohol. No always, but 50-50 I really feel matured bananas, ofcourse there is the sweetness at the end and the end is longlasting.
STRONG peaty and smokey taste. Would very much recommend if this fits your taste preferences. This is very much a Scotch you want to slowly enjoy especially on a cold autumn or winter day. Not necessarily for regular enjoyment per se.
This whisky has been on my wishlist for some time. It is a strong flavor with a lovely aftertaste. No regrets on my side
delicious!! wonderful smoke and peat. salty on the palate, some fruit then medicinal TCP and more peat! love this stuff!
I tasted it for days... too smoky
way to smoky for me. taste like medicine to me. by the bottom of the bottle it was tolerable.
peaty, salty, bit smoky, very strong but very long finish. nose makes you travel a lot!
Another good selection from Laphroaig, though not my favorite. The abv is higher which overwhelms the natural flavors that make Laphroaig so great.
Une odeur de fumée et d'air salin, de tourbe, un goût salé, légèrement sucré... Un grand scotch du Islay
one of my favourites
Not for beginners! Strong peatiness backed up by %48 ABV will have those unfamiliar with Islay whiskys begging for mercy. Excellent dram!
This is a 48% scotch with enough peat and smoke to knock over fragile bistanders: Beware! Once you've acquired the taste, there's none better.
its getting used to, but once you get through it, it is very nice.
Une version bien réussie.
It's a stable in the liquor cabinet
peat smoke oak nothing more to say
Необычный вкус. Хороший островной виски
A peat bomb! Having smaller casks really works as layers of flavour hit your palate. Would buy again in a heartbeat
Was the first scotch that I bought. Couldn't have it at first, but, came to absolutely love it. Peaty and briny.
Mellower than the 10yo, less peaty and more woody. Very nice altogether.
Big peat, smoke, and seaweed. Not for the faint but a must have for a salty dog!
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