Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sonderedition 2012
Stated Age
03 years old
Madeira Wood Finish
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2012 8:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67.90

2 × in wishlist

4 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Forest 2008

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully sweet and fruity with a partly tart chocolate note, the Rothaus special edition from 2012 convinces right from the start. The Madeira Wood Finish or the wine finish is unmistakable and gives this young malt a certain maturity, with its metallic youth and immaturity flashing in some places. For a 3-year-old "German" I think the Black Forest is very successful, even if indefinable missing notes are mixed with a metallic "immaturity" from time to time.

    22/22/22/21 (87P)
    • Nose
      The Black Forest shimmers creamy orange in the Premium Snifter, while oily "legs" rise heavily on the glass wall, dark and dried berries. Minimal roasted aromas and a touch of ground hazelnuts join sweet grapes and berries, a pinch of cinnamon mixes with cocoa powder and scraped-out vanilla pod. Little by little a dry spiciness sets in, hints of lovage disappear in chocolate and cocoa, the alcohol shows its "biting" side from time to time. Grain, a hint of sour cherries, raisins, a little peach and zest of orange peel, the flavors alternate every second. Only the dominant chocolate note with dried grapes remains in the foreground all the time ...
    • Taste
      The malt flows creamy over the tongue. Dark grapes and berries immediately stick sweetly on the palate, caramel and toffee come to the fore, hazelnuts and spicy herbs, malty notes of grain come into their own. Dark chocolate and hints of espresso finish with a pinch of pepper on the tongue. Little by little, pleasant spiciness envelops the entire tongue, while malt and cereal grains swim creamy in the stimulated saliva under the tongue.
    • Finish
      Chocolate and caramel with dried grapes stick slightly tart on the palate, wet grain spreads creamy under the tongue, hazelnuts appear while raisins and caramel slowly fade. The last remnants of the dark chocolate sticking to the tongue melt slowly, spicy and minimally tart, the herbs and spices fade, hazelnuts and raisins withdraw ...

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Personally has too many minor misspells that prevent a better rating.
    • Nose
      79 79
      It has a lot of steam, chocolate, red fruit, looks quite young in the background, malt, also some spice, very light Maggie, in summary you can say Mon Cherry
    • Taste
      82 82
      intense, at first he comes over rather young, with cereal notes, slightly alcoholic, then also red fruits, some chocolate, bittersweet on the palate, otherwise creamy whole milk, overall very creamy, rather fruity than sweet, slightly dry, good to drink in cask strength
    • Finish
      79 79
      dry, bittersweet, nutty, grapes, stays chocolaty in the mouth for a long time


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