Octomore Edition 10.4 διάλογος / 88 PPM

Overall rating
87.41/100
votes
166
Whiskybase ID
WB126656
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Oak
Vintage
2016
Bottled
18.07.2019
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Heavily Toasted French Limousin Virgin Oak
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
63.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L165337 19/168
Barcode
5055807412285
Added on
25 feb 2019 4:08 am by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 186.92

47 × in wishlist

166 × member ratings

517 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 10.4 διάλογος / 88 PPM

34 users have left 37 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.41 points.

  1. d1scostu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Meat, leather, and meadow come together. Smoked brisket, grilled pork, burning hickory logs, and floral honeycomb. The nose is thick and syrupy with fragrant dry tobacco, kiawe/mesquite wood, and leather— from expensive shoes, to new boots, to car seats. Hints of allspice, white pepper, and sand dunes hang in the back.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, and robust. Hickory smoked salmon— licking the oil and salt off the board like a misbehaving housecat. Herb and spice follow the meaty salmon as resinous pine, rosemary, thyme, white pepper, and honey. Sweeter notes of cream cheese and red velvet cupcakes coalesce with tar and orange peel. Meat returns near the finish with sweet beef bulgogi, Korean barbecue pork belly, and fried mandoo.
    • Finish
      Lingering smoke, dark chocolate, and herb-crusted fish.

  4. Echson scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Surprisingly round and complex for 3 years. At the current price around €150, a clear recommendation. There are some octomores that are significantly more expensive and not significantly better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The usual smoke, not particularly strong, the alcohol is fairly well integrated
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oh for the age just wow...
      Fills the mouth, short burst of alcohol that wants to underline its youth, then comes sweetness in different nuances, the young oak remembers and stays.
    • Finish
      89 89
      With his age, he doesn't manage to be remembered for as long as, for example, March 11th
      The whole thing is a bit short, but balanced and harmonious.

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky. A bacon and cheese platter in liquid form. 88 points.
    • Nose
      Fatty and cheesy. Fresh orange slices. Amazingly flavorful for the three years!
    • Taste
      Rich smoked ham, pepper and nutmeg. Dry aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Very long and hearty.

  6. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Mindblowing for a 3year old
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Spoerkel scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    An incredible stunner for a 3 year old malt!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose seems fairly rich, even heady. Surprising, for virgin casks. It feels like touching wood, feeling the splinters under the skin. Dried fruits, apricots, ash peat. overturned ashtray. Nice balance. Hazelnut, maple syrup, holly. You can really feel the intensity of the wood. But it's a bit alcoholic too. Spicy mouth, but also suave. Ginger, paprika, pepper. It's quite syrupy, like Banyuls. The finish is not very long, but it is good, earthy, oily, chestnut, pumpkin, butternut. Cranberries.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/09/octomore-2016-104-virgin-oak-3-yo.html
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Only 3 years old but what a monster.
    I wasn't a fan of the first hour but what a progression Octomore has made.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong (oh what?) Octomore with a buttery nose. On the palate, too, I would have "blindly" guessed that a wine barrel would be post-matured. Great thing for friends of the super-heavily-peated faction!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. thebonewolf scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Amazing nose, incredibly savory and mouthwatering.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Funky Octomore peat, intensely meaty/barbecue smoke. Much heavier on meat/barbecue spice than the smoke.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Woody, smoky, spicy. Reminds a lot of a kangaroo jerky.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Dry, peaty/earthy, as spices fade over a long finish.

  13. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. DramRol scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Caramel, red fruits, oak
    • Taste
      Very dry, oaky, intense and spicy
    • Finish
      Medium, dominated by oak

  15. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of intense peat smoke, toffee, malty sweetness, vanilla, pipe tobacco, honey sweetness? Citrus fruit, ash and bacon. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. He has clearly noticeable alcohol and a relatively heavy body.

  17. cybock scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. man2392 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 10.4 3yo 100% Scottish barley- concerto 88ppm 63.5% Toasted Limousin oak 225l 90
    Nose: marmite, fish sauce, Christmas pudding, black pepper, prunes and stem ginger
    Palate: marmalade, smoked Tokaji, candied walnuts
    Finish: oranges in caramel

    With water
    Nose: lapsan souchong, tippex, grated dark chocolate, ginger nuts biscuits, cinder toffee
    Palate: honey mustard, nutmeg, hyssop
    Finish: Cayenne pepper, fajitas, angelica, mango chamoy

    Tasted as part of a Dusties Octomore tasting with brand ambassador Chloe Wood. This was my favourite dram of the five we had. So much flavour in a 3 yo whisky!

  19. DrunkDude scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    89 sherry, plums dried fruits smoky caky bacon porridge

  20. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Like open a very old car hood, smells of dusty air filter, leak burned motor oil, burned rubber, thick dust.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Fortunate unfortunately taste like what it smell.. but in liquid form with some peat . Is a love it or hate it kind of taste.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium long with rubber aftertaste..

  21. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Like open a very old car hood, smells of dusty air filter, leak burned motor oil, burned rubber, thick dust.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Fortunate unfortunately taste like what it smell.. but in liquid form with some peat . Is a love it or hate it kind of taste.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium long with rubber aftertaste..

  22. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Intense peat smoke, toffee, malty sweetness, vanilla, pipe tobacco, light honey sweetness, glue, citrus fruit
    • Taste
      90 90
      Ash, earthy, honey sweetness, vanilla, slightly oily, raisin
    • Finish
      89 89
      Intense and long-lasting

  23. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Impressive in itself. There will be few whiskys that can hold such an intense taste, let alone top it. After that you don't need to drink anything else, the influence of 10.4 will definitely be there. The question that concerns many people is: do you need that and should a 3-year old whisky cost 150 €. I answer the question like this: If you wat that profile, then the 150 € do not matter, because there is no cheaper whisky that offers it. Then it is the honesty, the “holding the three years in your face”, that I prefers to all the secrecy of some other distilleries. Still, this not my whisky. That is too violent for me, even if I definitely recognize the “art” behind it.
    Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/06/01/this-is-octomore/

  24. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    - already one of the better representatives of the Octomore series,
    - for just 3 years of maturity a great aroma, very good barrels
    - very well done masterpiece
    • Nose
      clearly smoky note (but very pleasantly integrated), peat, herbs, surprisingly complex
    • Taste
      oW: massive, powerful, almost too sharp;

      mW: significantly better, more pleasant, the herbal aromas come out more clearly (thyme, rosemary), aromatic smoke, not this massive, cold ash smoke
    • Finish
      medium smoky departure;
      longer smoother reverberation

  25. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A certainly very successful, incredibly intense and also very good whisky.
    Intense smoke, high percentages and aroma loads are a pound - moreover, it is not very complex (from where too).
    And about 155.00 € despite the beautiful "tin can" are pretty outrageous - it is just 3 years old and may just call itself "whisky" !!!
    [Color] amber
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, burning bushes / shrubs, herbs, salt;
    • Taste
      mW: intense, voluminous, herbs (thyme, rosemary), tobacco, pepper - again and again (dry) fumes;
    • Finish
      medium length, peppery, salty, spicy; aftertaste peat and smoke;

  26. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. Auriverdes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  28. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in a row with the 9.3, 10.1, 10.3 and 10.4 at the online octomore tasting meets heavy metal with brand ambassador Ewald Stromer.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoky sweetness. Apple rings in candied dark chocolate coat.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoky, salty, woody notes. With smoked ham. On the nose I actually have a light grass note of the freshly cut variety. In the background the farm, which you can find regularly at Bruichladdich.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sparkling peppery salt notes with smoke and a sweetness with woody vanilla notes.

  29. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smoky, grapes, red fruit, easy drinking and balanced.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoky bbq, sweet, dark red fruits
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoky, grape juice, oak spice,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Ash, warm, bbq,

  30. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smoky, grapes, red fruit, easy drinking and balanced.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoky bbq, sweet, dark red fruits
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoky, grape juice, oak spice,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Ash, warm, bbq,

  31. waal scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Strong smoke tries to hide the undeniable youth, sweet, intense dark honey, chocolate, strong spicy wood, lemon, sea salt, ashtray, methylated spirit, sour apples, good for three years but not very complex

    Mouth: strongly phenolic, ash, strong, a lot of vanilla, astringent, lemon and a lot of cinnamon, sweet and juicy, present, in the finish violent spices (pepper, chilli, cinnamon), oily, the wood is omnipresent, intense, heavily burned-out barrel with perfect smoky base product

    Conclusion: a very intense experience. For me personally, the burnt-out barrel in combination with the relatively strong smoke is too much of a good thing. The New Make was certainly perfect, but somehow it has to be possible to sell three-year malt for around EUR 150. Then we throw in a lot of peat and afterwards the burned out barrel has to contribute to it so that we can bring the most intense stuff to the people in the shortest possible time. Shoot cannons at sparrows ...

    86 points

  32. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  33. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  34. ConvalRen scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Meh
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  35. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Whiffs of resin and rubber are the first aromas to stand out, followed by a deep and rich note of bonfire, unlike I've ever experienced in a whisky before. Wood varnish and tobacco leave their impression too, and this has a subtle farmy quality to it as well. Interesting, to say the least. Markedly different than the other three Octomore 10s, let alone other whiskies out there.
    • Taste
      Spicy arrival with notes of pepper, cloves and nutmeg. Fairly dry as well. More peaty than smoky, the inverted experience of the nose, although that bonfire note does peak through on the palate every once in a while. A touch of shoe polish as well.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and spicy, but also with tobacco and peat.

  36. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Presence all over of the oak!!
    It's definitely not my taste.
    Short in the finish..
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  37. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Kept in the Octomore Masterclass during the Feis Ile 2019.
    • Nose
      worn sneaker, smoke yes, but not too strong, warmed up, the cinnamon, which I expected, quite spicy, for three years not too spirited
    • Taste
      Wow, the mouth is busy, dry, Big Red bubble gum !!!, violently, yes you notice the youth, wow, that's not easy, yes, smoke and a lot, but the rest is so overwhelming
    • Finish
      Heckraus surprisingly short in comparison to other Octomore, also the cinnamon subsides, but is still the longest since

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