Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Number of bottles
48.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 Sep 2012 12:07 pm

Average value

€ 239.00

30 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

299 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Flaming Heart 4th Edition CB

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.21 points

  1. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95.5 points to the Flaming Heart 4th Edition.
    "Vatted malt at its very best. A genuine celebration of great scotch malt whisky".
    Whiskyfun 91 points September 2012.

  2. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Accessible, tasty, drinkable. I like it. What I would particularly like to underline in this case are the beautiful transitions. With fruit it goes from the nose to the taste, with salt it then goes into the finish. This is a composition and not just a blend. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/12/31/compass-box-20th-anniversary/

  3. DramJammin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Citrus, smoke, soot, a little freshness, gouache. Background in the background - vanilla, sweet pastry. Peat and mineral motifs. Wet land. 22
    • Taste
      86 86
      The middle-aged man. Moderately dry. Pepper, matchheads, salted mineral water, fruit. Closer to the middle of the dram becomes more sweet. 21
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, delicate-smoky, enveloping. Mineral, phenolic motifs, ashes, soot. Old skin. Smoked bacon. 22

      A good smoky-peat mole without failures and weaknesses. Balance sheet - 22
      Total 87

  5. lucero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Recipe :
    44.2% Peat Monster (40% Laphroaig, 26% Ardmore, 20% Ledaig, 13% Caol Ila) - First Fill Bourbon Barrel
    26.0% Clynelish - First Fill Bourbon Barrel
    23.9% Highland Malt Blend (60% Clynelish, 20% Dailuaine, 20% Teaninich) - Heavy Toast Custom French Oak Cask
    03.6% Highland Malt Blend - First Fill Bourbon Barrel
    01.7% Laphroaig - First Fill Bourbon Barrel
    00.6% Aceo malt Blend - First Fill Sherry Butt

  6. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yes, I like it. You can clearly see in which direction the masterblender has worked here. A great all-round package of fruit, cereals and smoke. He has everything it takes to be a good painter. Despite his straightforwardness, he does not get bored. The finish is the best part.
    • Nose
      The nose is dominated by smoke, sweetness and grain. Mandarins and light pastries. A light maltiness sets in over time.
    • Taste
      The snatched one fits seamlessly into the nose. Again smoke. But not as dominant as in the nose. In addition peaches and honey again cereals. This time also a little hay. The alcohol is despite the "only" 48.9% but quite noticeable.
    • Finish
      A medium long bus departure. Now comes the oak. But not brute, rather restrained and beautifully integrated. Bitterness and acid are there. Bright fruits.

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, vanilla, peat and a sensation of vanilla cream!
    • Nose
      smoke, fruit, candied citrus but sweet, a little salt and peat that comes back, all with a softness, comma with a veil to lessen the peculiarities, it reminds me of a Bowmore.

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Bosi scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A beautifully composed whiskey, which is very versatile and offers a wave of sharpness, especially on the finish. Somehow I miss the special something.
    • Nose
      The aroma starts with bacon and smoke. Later, notes of honey, ripe apples and even raspberry and liquorice develop.
    • Taste
      Now the whiskey starts to honor its name. Smoke plays with chili and brown sugar.
    • Finish
      The finish is a Chiliexplosion. The smoke acts as a cold campfire still weak and more and more caramel builds up.

  10. numen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose is much less obvious than the 3rd release, and it takes some
      time to gather itself. It's refined, no doubt, and it draws you in with
      cream and very waxy fruit (papaya, guava, lemon). The smoke is less
      pronounced than the 3rd release. Honey, sweet hay, and almost a mix of
      grain and bourbon whiskey (on honey). Green tea and coriander round out
      the spice, and there's a very faint trace of the red berry/cherry
      quality from sherry, or my mind deceives me. A nutty, oily aroma from
      flaxseed oil too.
    • Taste
      Very approachable, and it flits between being full and light. Again with
      the smoke, cream, and wax. The smoke is more intense here than on the
      nose, and it's that great coal smoke. Grapefruit and crude oil. Light
      amounts of green apple skins and white pepper. It has that coastal
      saltiness, but minor and not on the scale of Talisker or Port Ellen.
      Olive oil rounds out the finish, which captures the salt, too. For some
      reason, I keep returning to Talisker on this one, though with less
      pronounced and dominant flavors. More mellow.
    • Finish
      Coal, smoke yields, but it's definitely 'blacker' than the third
      release. Fruit is more on citrus, but also less clear. Close to lemon.
      Waxy fruit and toasted flaxseed oil again. Less discernible fruit, but
      more coastal. Olive oil and rosemary on the end. Long after most of the
      finish goes, there's a hint of meat and cherry from the small sherry


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