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Ardbeg Rollercoaster

Overall rating
87.55/100
votes
374
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tenth Anniversary Committee Bottling
Bottled
10.12.2009
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 4500 ml
Bottle code
L9 344
Barcode
5010494175264
Added on
11 Feb 2010 2:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 701.57

114 × in wishlist

374 × member ratings

1708 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Rollercoaster

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.55 points

  1. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    €350 for a NAS whisky is insane, look how the whiskyworld has become. The whisky aint even that good in comparison to its <100€ whiskies from ardbeg

  2. herby.usa scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    It took me a long time to get a bottle (actually FT) for a reasonable price (thanks to my whisky brother here at this point).

    And the Ardbeg Roller Coaster does what it promises!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Sweet vanilla, pleasant typical Ardbeg smoke note (just like the Ardbeg from the good old days), mystical but not intrusive spicy notes, salty sea breeze and, of course, citrus.
      All around, very pleasant nose - a typical snoop.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Spicy and smoky onset, liquorice mixes with dark chocolate, in the mouth is a very pleasant vanilla flavor. The lemon becomes noticeable, followed by smoked bacon dried in the salty sea air. The smoke / ash is there, but spreads wonderfully with all the other flavors - a balanced balance of flavors.
      And constantly present the pleasant / unobtrusive sweetness. The wood comes a bit soft and mild over, just as I like it.
      The spice I identify as "Italian herbs" with a certain ginger sharpness (but not at all violent).
      Actually, you could almost think, candied ginger in citrus and vanilla coated. In addition, bacon with maple syrup.
      And the balance of sweet and salty is very balanced.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long-lasting !

      Sweetness in the mouth is slowly replaced by the smoky (actually slightly "ashen") taste.
      And then the sweetie comes back and fills the entire mouth again (I'll say marshmallows around the campfire).

      Overall for me a very balanced and interesting Ardbeg.

  3. Menko scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I know, it's a lot of money. But it's it's a remarkable whisky! You only need one zip to know they really made an effort to make this Arbeg memorable!

    This liquid CV features a portion of malt distilled in every year from 1997 to 2006, and this is what's inside... 1997 Cask: Second Fill Barrel, 1998 Cask: Refill Hogshead, 1999 Cask: First Fill Barrel, 2000 Cask: First Fill Barrel, 2001 Cask: Refill Barrel, 2002 Cask: Refill Barrel, 2003 Cask: First Fill Barrel, 2004 Cask: First Fill Barrel, 2005 Cask: Second Fill Sherry Butt, 2006 Cask: Refill Hogshead

    I can understand why the called it Rollercoaster.
    For some reason the different flavors seem to follow up on one another very rapidly, instead of blending into one.
    Crazy experience!

  4. herby.usa scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    It took me a long time to get a bottle (actually FT) for a reasonable price (thanks to my whisky brother here at this point).

    And the Ardbeg Roller Coaster does what it promises!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Sweet vanilla, pleasant typical Ardbeg smoke note (just like the Ardbeg from the good old days), mystical but not intrusive spicy notes, salty sea breeze and, of course, citrus.
      All around, very pleasant nose - a typical snoop.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Spicy and smoky onset, liquorice mixes with dark chocolate, in the mouth is a very pleasant vanilla flavor. The lemon becomes noticeable, followed by smoked bacon dried in the salty sea air. The smoke / ash is there, but spreads wonderfully with all the other flavors - a balanced balance of flavors.
      And always present pleasant / not intrusive sweetness. The wood comes a bit soft and mild over, just as I like it.
      The spice I identify as "Italian herbs" with a certain ginger sharpness (but not at all violent).
      Actually you could almost put my candied ginger in citrus and vanilla coated. In addition, bacon with maple syrup.
      And the balance of sweet and salty is very balanced.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long-lasting !

      Sweetness in the mouth is slowly replaced by the smoky (actually slightly "ashen") taste.
      And then the sweetie comes back and fills the entire mouth again (I'll say marshmallows around the campfire).

      Overall for me a very balanced and interesting Ardbeg.

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great Ardbeg
    Beautifully integrated peat smoke nicely pervaded with sweetness
    long lasting and intense
    for an Ardbeg fan just the right to refresh the love ... schwärm

    Yes, I'm in heaven
    my tasting notes from 16.03.2014
    • Nose
      Smoke, bog, fog, sea, islay, wild sloes,
      port
      old ship wood
      chocolate
      a little old port
    • Taste
      from the port blows the slightly sharp smoke of the smokehouse
      in the old Port wine barrel is a ship's jam
      You want to get it out
      turn the barrel to the side
      it falls to the ground
      Heather and dull moor smell rise up
      Your old leather boots will get damp from the bog water
      the dew is stuck
      You reach into your jacket pocket for your knife
      dry chocolate crumbles in your hand ...
      You take your fingers to your lips
      the old port wine from the barrel sticks to them and mixes in your mouth with the dark dry chocolate ... ..mmmh
    • Finish
      long
      very long
      Wood
      chocolate
      malt sweetness
      tobacco
      smoke
      something fish
      liquorice
      peat
      >> Tobacco smoke with malt sweetness
      in the throat long warming peat smoke

  6. Bachess scored this whisky 82 points Super Administrator

    This Ardbeg is from 10 different casks:

    1997 Cask: 2nd fill

    1998 Cask: Refill Hogshead

    1999 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel

    2000 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel

    2001 Cask: Refill Barrel

    2002 Cask: Refill Barrel

    2003 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel

    2004 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel

    2005 Cask: 2nd Fill Sherry Butt

    2006 Cask: Refill Hogshead

  7. besar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Sidney87 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Time to "bottle kill" this sample, i drank half the sample 2 years ago and scored it 85. Lets see now.
    • Nose
      83 83
      cow dirt, farmhouse, peat, sweat, citrus
    • Taste
      86 86
      very very light in the mouth, cant feel the 57%. light peat, light citrus, salty, its a good peater
    • Finish
      86 86
      dirty peat, salt, light smoke

      -------

      Im still fucking annoyned by the pricing of ardbeg nas whiskies.

  10. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Seabreeze, ozone, salted lemons, fishy peatsmoke, some vanilla, honey, ashtray, lychees, fresh, young, vibrant and very “modern Ardbeg”. My guess would be that they used predominantly first- and second-fill bourbon casks for the mix.

    Taste: A fistful of Ardbeg! Pungent peatsmoke, vanilla, leather, tobacco, crushed seasalt, limejuice, liquorice, vanilla, mineral riesling, green grapes and seawater. Hits you like a hammer (or a rollercoaster ride) and then its gone.

    Comments: Not too sure… Its a good one, but I have to say I expected a bit more. Maybe because of the high price nowadays? For around 80€, I would grab one no doubt, but the current pricing is absurd. Its good, not great Cask Strength Ardbeg, nothing more, nothing less. Taste- and qualitywise its very near to the readily available Corryvreckan. So I recommend you go for that one instead. If you are just looking to add to your collection, I wish you good luck in finding one at an affordable price. /87

    https://justadram.org/feasting-on-ardbeg-part-2/

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