Ardbeg Blaaack

Ardbeg Blaaack
Whisky Ardbeg Blaaack
Type Single Malt
Cask Pinot Noir
Abv 46%
Rating 88/100
Reviews of Ardbeg Blaaack
says on December 5, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Nose has bacon bits, strawberry jam, mocha, sweet peat and ocean breeze. The palate is sweet and a little creamy on entry with caramel, mocha, peat and wine notes, but more like a good Argentinian Malbec than a Pinot Noir.
Finish is medium length and warming with a spicy mocha note.
Delicious!

says on November 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

Geschmeidiger, angenehm zu trinkender Peat, der jedoch kein herausragendes Mitglied dieser grossen Gruppe darstellt.

Nose

süsslicher Rauch, Torf, Asche

Palate

bitter-würzig-torfig

Finish

malzig-süsslich, angenehmes fade-out

says on October 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Nose: Peat, raisin, black licorice
Taste: Smoke but not as much as the nose leads to expect, stone fruit, moss, sugar toast.
Finish: Long, smokey, anise

says on July 22, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Amber

General description

sweet, sour and smokey. a lovely, complex and lasting dram.

says on June 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Good, great, decent, Ardbeg. While not as good as the Committee Release, still a fantastic dram to enjoy all night long. Getting a strong warming sensation. Closely resembles the Ardbeg 10 IMO, even more so than the Uigeadail.

Nose

Peat smoke and sweet. A little salt, some darker fruits, a pinch of citrus with must. Vanilla toffee, butterscotch if you really look for it.

Palate

Flavors of rolling smoke, peat that's muddy, soot, earthy, classic to Ardbeg and quite delicious. A little salt, and sweet. Some pepper spice, some vanilla. Might be my current palate but I can't seem to detect the Pinot Noir maturation like I could in the Committee Release. I am getting some fruit but it's so distant it's hard to identify.

Finish

Peat smoke and must linger, some salt remains, a little meaty, even mossy. Reminds me of anchovies but without the oil.

says on May 31, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Sweet, dark forest fruit. Some tannines, with a warm finish - some peat, but not nearly as much as other Ardbeg.

says on May 31, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

amazing palete and finish. nose isn't that big or interesting. I guess that's Pinot Noir for ya. I only had a sample so I'm no expert.

Nose

26/33

Palate

32/33

Finish

32/33

says on March 24, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: White wine

General description

nuanced peat smoke morning dew smotheredcampfire crisp apples pear peach nectarines juicy

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Flavour profile

  • Smoke
  • Peat
  • Sweet
  • Cherry
  • Spice
  • Warming
  • Fruit
  • Pepper
  • Dry
  • Grape
  • Ash
  • Menthol
  • Mint
  • Raspberry
  • Medium length
  • Oak
  • Wine
  • Red
  • Clove
  • Peach
  • Lingering
  • Dough
  • Orange
  • Leather
  • Juicy
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