Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Fox Fitzgerald (FF)
Stated Age
27 years old
Oak Casks
50.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 sep 2020 9:57 pm by svenske2015

Average value

€ 343.84

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40 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Peat's Beast 27-year-old FF

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.21 points.

  1. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice Islay whisky. He can take a little water. Some suppliers describe it as a cognac finish, but I couldn't find any clues for that and there's no evidence of that either in terms of taste.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sea shore, mineral notes, honey and subtle smoke from a peat fire. Fruity notes, light, peach, spicy tobacco and old oak.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate, immediately the peat fire on the beach, vanilla sweetness with chocolate, tart flavors of citrus with the peels. Sharpness towards ginger, now darker fruits that are ripe. Mocha coffee with spicy-sweet oak.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Reverberation is rather long, the smoke from the peat fire becomes a bit ashy. The saline notes end sweet, somewhat hot and spicy.

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  3. Kawauso scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Powerful sea breezes, lemons, cold medicine, medicine chests, mint.
    • Taste
      89 89
      BBQ, smoked bacon, vanilla ice cream, honey, pineapple. Not very alcoholic, feels mellower than the alcohol content.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mild sweetness lingers for a long time. Slight bitterness at the end.

  4. Larry411 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    So many potent and tasty old whisky tea notes, mint ice cream with some chocolate chunks, French vanilla ice cream, honey, and engine oil. The nose is interesting and fantastic and it has a great thick, gentle, creamy, mouth feel. (90).
    Five-and-a-half months late and it's bringing a notable amount of diced citrus and tropical fruits along with the other notes. (91)

  5. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I could see it being a Laphroaig but I honestly think its a Caol Ila with a richer slightly medicinal profile (like a stronger and maybe simplier version of the Port Askaig 28).

    Anyhow, this is a good malt but it definitely needs time in the glass to earn my 89 score. Be patient with it.

  6. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    An unnamed 27 year old Islay whisky 8n cask strength.
    According to a very good information source, it should be a Laphroaig.
    If that's true, the price called would be a real, real bargain.
    Otherwise, I think it's just terrific regardless of that.
    Very complex and at the same time round, soft and balanced.
    Peat, smoke, salt and lighter colored fruits such as apples, pears and lemons / zest and juice form a wonderful unit.
    Highly recommended.

  7. Ficelli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. ziggy1104 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Was absolutely convincing as test winner in our tasting among 7 whiskys with 19 participants.
    A round thing.
    Smoke and aromas harmonize perfectly.
    > highly recommended

  9. The_Osprey scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Peats Beast 27yo. 50.1%. Consumed Dec 2020 at a blind tasting.

    BLIND TASTING NOTES: Aroma has a strange kind of smoke. Burnt plastic and burnt twigs, some bubblegum. Touch of seared pineapple. Milky - like slightly sour milk. Taste is restrained smoke to start, building greater and then a bigger punch in the finish. No linger to it - it stops short. Very one-dimensional and it's totally 'empty' behind the smoke. I'm thinking it could be an under-par edition of Ballantruan or a new entry-level peated Speyside. Bitter in the finish despite an overall impression of youth. There's a soapiness. Hmm... I'll not be buying a bottle of whatever this is! 2.75/66

    OBSERVATIONS POST-REVEAL: I don't have much of a benchmark for Peat's Beast bottlings. I scored the standard bottling an 85 and so in that knowledge I would have approached this 27yo edition with some expectation. The difficulty with an older peated expression of a brand called something like 'Peat's Beast' is always going to be retaining and emphasising the peat - there's no issue with that here though - it seems to achieve that but at the cost of offering nothing else, and the age brings a bitterness. I would have preferred a loss of even more of the peat in exchange for a more complex flavour.

  10. Expraesi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. rampah scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    My guess would be Laphroaig.

  12. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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


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