mick666 says on January 13, 2020
smoke, peat, sea spray. just a rich salty pungent elixir. favorite islay
smoke, peat, sea spray. just a rich salty pungent elixir. favorite islay
Top smokey and peated, high alcohol percentage
my go to
The best whisky ever. Not for starters.
It smells like. I wan t more.
n: peat, smoke, fruity, fresh tobacco, bacon, raisins, sweet
t: intense, mouthwatering, oily, sherry, oak spicy
a: looong after taste - beatufull sweet and sherry
nice, sweet, peaty, a bit dry though
low temperature smoke, sweet-smokey, peat, pepper, a bit sherry
a lot of peat, sweet, buttery, honey, tobacco, espresso, Sherry, mourh-filling foam, beech wood bacon smoke
smoked bacon, peaty, sweet (honey), dry
Fiery and spicy, cinnamon on the top of the pallet, oil and ginger flavours at the centre. The peat and smoke are contained, providing earthy depth and a bitter bottom note. The after taste is long, warming. Exceptionally well-balanced, diverse and satisfying. A must-taste.
Complex, smoke and peat, hay, polish, nutmeg
Spicey, hot, cinnamon, ginger, oil, smoke and peat
Warm, flickering yet mellow. Very more-ish
Si vous aimez le goût tourbé, ce Whisky est excellent!!! L’un des meilleurs dans son genre!
charcoal smokiness, well balanced and perfectly peaty, a way better than Ten, even though I am personally fun of Laphroaig, I'll definitively buy this one again
First nose quite sharp, suggests the use of water. However sweet and slightly peated, also in taste. With a warm long and slightly bitter finish. At the same time also a refreshing note before that. Water brings out the sweet first, followed by some salt and still alcohol.
BBQ peat. Complex. But only for heavy peat lovers.
Peat. Smoke. Raisin. BBQ
Peat. Strong BBQ. subtle dark fruits. Malt. Smoke.
I find it hard to distinct flavors behind the thick layer of peat smoke. not bad though every now and then
Another great find at a local store... it's your typical ArdBerg, if you like peat and smoke... this is the one for you.
peat and smoke all day
sweet at first then turnd to instant smoke
smoldering smoke that lingers
Lots of smoke, notes of bacon, some peat.
Ein außergewöhnlicher Whisky in Fassstärke. Für Freunde der rauchigen Single Malt ein must-have. Eben ein typischer Islay...
Was hoping to enjoy this more. it's a nice amount of peat, but something about it feels sharp and sour. not in a alcohol heat way, but it's a bit bitter. Smells wonderful though.
raskasta savua ja turvetta. loppu kuiva, kevyesti makea.
Starker Raucher, der trotzdem Süße und Frucht zeigt. Davon allerdings mehr in der Nase als im Mund. Im Geschmack kommen dann auch Holz, Würze stärker dazu.
Erst: viel Rauch. Dennoch viel Süße und Frucht. Evtl. Schokolade, Birne, leichte Gewürze
Nüsse, Wein, etwas Karamell. Rauch. Viel Speichelfluss, sehr angenehm, trotz Stärke, Holz.
Wird schnell schwächer an Aromen. Rauch bleibt länger. Evtl. Malz/Getreide.
big smell, spicy warm and very smoky, flavorful but a bit burned. gently at the and.
Tja, ganz einfach aber auch schwer zu beschreiben...
Ardbegtypische Süße und wunderbarer Torfrauch, der vom Sherryfass etwas im Zaun gehalten wird, bilden das Herzstück. Der Rauch hält sich herrlich lange und vermittelt Wohligkeitsgefühl! Die 54% sind perfekt für diesen Ardbeg!
aards,olieachtig,mooie balans can turf en rook
vax, smoke, too much burn
Smoky and sweet. I personally prefer the 10.
beautiful! one of my favorites in my collection. oily, sweet, peaty, earthy, intense. this is ardbeg at their best.
Nose: Sherry sweet smoke. Slight fruit pie? So inviting.
Mouth: So much softer than corry. More rounded by the sherry. Smoked meat with sweet bbq sauce. Salt and pepper.
Finish: Long and spicey, not as hot as corry. Delicious
Full body, sweet, spicy & smoky. Not too overpowering. Very easy to drink
Nose: intense, deep, and complex...
smoke, peat, cocoa, molasses toffee, citrus honey
Palate: full bodied and viscous, sweet, toffee, honey, roasted oranges, very peaty and smoky
Finish: long and complex, sweet and smoky, sea salt and vanilla caramel
Overall: 5 star scotch
Exceptional, peaty, smoky and spicy. Fantastic depth and length
2017-05-04 Ardbeg, Islay
Big peat and earthy. Definitely a powerhouse.
ash. peat. fruity
sweet. iodine. peat.
smoke. ash. medicinal. spice.
One of the best bangs for the buck.
Salty sweet sherried vanilla, slight smoke
Meat n peat, oak, pepper, smokey oily mouthfeel
Long, dry, salt and pepper, more intense then most.
Very smokey with much taste of wood Who I will guess is oak? A bit spicy and little tiny bit of sour. Nice overall and lovely of you want to make a smokey cocktail.
Hugely smokey, but not medicinal. No burn from the high proof. While it starts with peat and fresh grass, both the nose and taste finish sweet and fruity. It's very unique, and worth the price.
Complex, sweet, spice, smoke and a long finish. Very interesting and delicious whisky, but haven't decided if it's worth the retail price in Canada. Best with a little water.
Orange, ginger, smoke, sweetness, hay
Sweet cream, pepper, oak
Long, walnut, sweet, dry, hint of tobacco
Un bon peat avec une belle complexité.
as peaty as it comes!
Nice smoke and peaty flavours, with a good finish. One of the best.
A smokey initial punch, followed by sherry notes, which aren't overly sweet, rounding out with a lingering mild sweet taste.
Nice and complex. Pure joy.
ashes, lemon, malt, old lady's closet, water adds sherry notes - dried fruit and raisins, vanilla and fudge appearing later on
citrus, sweet lemon drops, all covered in ashy smoke, salty sea water
long ... sweet and sour turning into longlasting ashy aftertaste
high proof yet smooth and Smokey sweetness, sweeter & richer than Ardbeg 10
Peat smoke, BandAid brand adhesive strip, iodine
Smoke, oak, more BandAid, then sweetness, raisins
Peat Smoke, BandAid, anise
maybe the most intensely flavoured whisky I've ever tasted.
campfire smoke, sweetness, some sherry, seaweed
bbq meat, smoke, deep rich mouthfeel, sweet sherry, dark fruits, malt
sweetness and smoke lingers
Many strong flavors, but they're all well balanced. Strong, peaty nose. Smoke and caramel flavor. Peaty finish.
Strong nose, lots of peat.
So much peat, with sugar, caramel and smoke.
Smoke and caramel, giving way to peat and pepper.
Einer meiner Lieblinge
peat & sweet
Sweet, smokey and peaty. Great stuff. Awesome nose.
very smoky on the nose. very complex and smooth on the taste.
fruchtig im Mund mit feibem Rauch und einem unterschwelligen Alkoholgeschmack der sich im Mund unten sammelt und langsam aufsteigt
peaty and smoky smell, with lots behind. herbal, bandaid, hospital smell, old wood and something difficult to catch. do you know how smell od wooden church? exactly like this.
taste is amazingly complex. sour and sweet, herbal notes woody and smoky like campfire smoke.
it is one of my favourite
Wonderful dram. Nice smoke. Sweet notes. Nice long finish. Few drops of water makes the sweet notes come out. Surprised that at 54% ABV, the alcohol is not hard on the nose or on the palette. I will be stocking this whisky for sure.
Sweet taste with plenty of peat and smoke aromas. More gentle than the 10 years, it's a lovely malt!
Waves of woodsmoke racing past fruity aromas to wrstle in the nose, while some meaty salinity slips by. Rich dried fuits on the tongue on first approach, before immense smoke starts rushing in, which in turn fades away to long, numbing TCP on the tongue at the finish
Top whisky. Needs water
Spirity and oaky. Needs a lot of time in the glass. Subtle sherry after time
Good balance of sweet and smokey. Sherry notes are subtle.
very smokey and peaty, but very well rounded and well tasting!
such a well rounded smokey/fruity baseball bat to the face
Smoked meats/bacon. Stay away if you are not a fan of smoke/peat. Otherwise a fun dram.
Smoked ham/bacon. hints of maple and brine
Pronounced savoury smoke but relatively smooth conpared to other peated Islay. Friendly for a 54%ABV
Goes for a while.
The most interesting whisky i've drunk so far. Peat and smoke aroma is strong but the taste is delicious, rounded (smooth?) if i can say that.
This is really good. After purchasing a bottle, I immediately had to buy another. One of the most intense, and so full of flavour.
Nose: orange, chocolate, fruit, smoke, vanilla
Body: vanilla, cask strength, toffee,
Finish: smoke, lengthy, lingering, warming
amazing peat up front with smoke and raisins with honey and other dark fruits in the middle. long smoke and pepper finish
balanced peat and sherry. not as smokey.
sherry ,peat, smokey
Solid Peaty Scotch with some Sherry influence.
smoke, iodine, salt, peat
smoke, vanilla, spice, coffee, oak
long, smooth very little alchohol bite
The peat kicks in like a freight train ar first but smooths out quickly to a really pleasant finish. May not be for everyones taste but this dram packs a punch and takes you straight to the seaside with the palate.
A touch of water really helps to bring the complexities to the surface, however muddled. I struggle with this whisky neat, much prefering the Corryvreckan.
Concentration and position play a large part in exploring the flavours. The sherries finish is present at the tip of the tongue very briefly. Subtle sweet elements show but the earthy smoke core is prominent throughout. An intriguing dram.
Dark cherries, sherry, peat, smoke, cinnamon, walnut, alcohol kick.
Fleeting sweet berries on the tip of the tongue. Malt. A hard to pin down complexity; barley, cinnamon, honey, cracked black pepper. Thick smoke and tar build into the finish.
A long smooth smoke, cracked pepper. Sweet trace.
Best deal whisky, cause it delivers so much flavour and energy for really reasonable money. Wonderful dark juice.
Flavour bomb exploding in front of my nose. One of the most exciting whiskies!! Much smoke, but woodsmoke and only very few iodine. Polished leather and old diesel. Also much juice orange coming up.
Warm, oily, mouth filling. Dark sweetness and much smoke. Bacon, spices, sandalwood, BBQ sauce. Very wild.
Long, warming, smoky and a bit salty. Beautiful end of a wonderful dram.
Great Ardbeg with tar, peat, seaweed, polish, sherry, sweetness, caramel. Oily on the tongue. However I prefer the Corryvreckan where I think the peat is more integrated. But that is criticism on a high level.
very refreshing, super smooth for such a high proof scotch. would buy again.
sweet at first, almost cognac-y, followed by peat, smoke and mineral and medicinal notes. adding water mellows it out, with the sweet tones more accentuated (vanilla and some chocolate)
The nose continues after a sweet arrival, and developing into more smoke and peat, with even minty touches and a bit of wood
long, very long even, with obviously smoke leading the way, with a final finish in dry notes with smoked nuts. Adding water twists up the finish in a weird way and disturbed the balance somewhat.
versatile, complex and powerful, with subtle nuances if you give it the time it takes to get passed the obvious peat and smoke. So much more than just a peatbomb. Even at a very respectable 54,2% ABV it doesn't really need water to shine like the star it is! 88/100
smoke and peat with a hint of sweet on the end
deep smoke. bbq sweetness
peat, smoke, light fruit, espresso-coffee
It's a backyard barbeque in a bottle, honey, soot, malt. reminds of glazed ribs.
Peat, honey, smoke, tar
Fruit, honey, malt, smoke, coffee
smoke, carmelized sugar, coffee
until now the best whisky for me
A challenge to all the senses. Unbelievable!
Ich mag gerne rauchige Whisky und Sherry gelagerte Whisky. Dieser Whisky vereint beides sehr harmonisch.
Ich hätte mir etwas mehr Rauch erwartet. Nach ein paar Mal riechen verschwindet der Rauch fast komplett und der Sherry kommt deutlich in den Vordergrund.
Im Mund ist der Rauch dann aber sofort wieder da. Trotz dem hohen Alkoholgehalt sehr angenehm zu trinken. Man muss kein Wasser verwenden, wenn man es trotzdem tut kommt die Fruchtigkeit vom Sherry immer weiter in den Vordergrund.
Dieser Whisky hat es damit momentan zu meinem Lieblingswhisky geschafft.
Für den Preis zu wenig Highlight
Torf, Holz, Tannenzapfen, verregneter Wald
Sherry-Süße eher zu Beginn; im weiteren Verlauf keine Ausreißer; keine Highlights
Schärfe im Abgang
der kann was ! leider NAS
süße, speckigkeit, dezenter Sherry, leichte maritime Noten
anfangs süße, dann pfeffrigkeit , leichte Bitterkeit wie Espresso, leichter Tabak Geschmack, dezenter Rauch
prickeln bleibt , dezente angenehme Richtigkeit Bleibt , leichte bitterkeit
Einer der besten Whiskys am Markt.
Both the nose and palate are pleasantly peaty, smoky and sweet; smooth going down despite high abv. Finish has some bitterness on the backend but overall an enjoyable dram.
Suurepärane, magus ja turbane.
The first release of the Uigeadail was definitely one of the best drams I’ve ever tasted. It has gotten at bit less oily for every bottling they’ve done.. but still in my top 10.
Round, and full,outlaw in leather jacket,dark and strong character,must have on the shelf..with water open fruity notes but with still enough smoke and peatiness
Strong peat and smoke, a little leathery bitterness and then some sweetness and dried red fruits
Een uitbreiding van de 10 jaar op alle vlakken. Heerlijke lange afdronk
A chocolate taste, with raisin and leather notes. A lot of peat, but not enough to overwhelm the palate.
sweet, Smoky, peaty and full of tasty raisin notes. absolutely fantastic when gently warmed
Totally unique. Very peaty, but balanced: it's actually quite sweet with many floral flavours and a bit of spice. Not so smooth, but really dense and clingy, almost dry. Immense finish, like a smoking gun barrel. Definitely an acquired taste, this is one to try with a cleansed palate and fully savoured. If you're a fan of peat, you have to try it. I'm a big fan of Islay whiskies and this may be my favourite whisky of all.
Bonfire, sea mist, drying oak, pine.
12-gauge, fig, raisin, honey, salt
Clinging ash and embers. The peat stays longer than the dried fruit.
really good, not great. nice peat but not as complex as I was expecting.
What a pleasant smell fills the room at bottle opening. A full medicinal smell with iodine, peat and red fruit.
Very sweet and very complex.
Mound is covered with herbal sweet oil with alcohol in the back.
The taste is a complex combination of herbs, fire, pepper, dried fruit, licorice and salt.
What a tremendous whisky this is.
90 points overall.
Lightly smokey and full of rich fruitcake and spices
Treacle, raisins and smoke
Slightly smokey with rich fruitcake
Long and smokey with coffee and raisin
very smoky just as you might expect from this Islay peatmonster. A bit sweet and smooth finish. 54% but so easy to drink. love it!
tastes like drinking campfire.. but the smoothest campfire I have ever tasted.
Great Islay whisky with fantastic smoky flavor.
Peat Smoke: 5/5
also fruit, tobacco, chocolate, caramel
Peat Smoke: 5/5
also fruit, vanilla, chocolate, honey, pepper
Peat Smoke: 5/5
also Sherry, spices, chocolate, nuts, vanilla
Unbelievably smokey, like walking into a small crofters hut and sitting next to a peat fire; beautiful.
Caramel send smooth
Burst of peat with hints of chocolate and sherry,long sweet honey finish. A fantastic delight! One of my favorites. Another reason I have a spare bottle.
Very peaty, bold, and smoky, the type of whisky that lovers of Islay long for. If not for the price, it might edge out Laphroaig as my favorite whisky.
very peaty. great smoke. love it
Quite wonderful Islay whisky. Strong taste of smoke and peat but smooth. With very long aftertaste.
one of my all time favorites
Lots of smoke and peat on the nose but still some sweetness of over-ripe bananas and christmas fruit cake. Very oily smooth entry in the mouth with lots of peatiness initially which then develops into coconut and steamed fish. Lingering pleasant flavourful finish! Amazing all throughout!
delicate, well balanced peat; wood; delicate, brown sugar sweetness
well balanced alcohol
Exellent peated whisky
Smokey Peat with a hint of sherry. espresso and tar
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