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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Black Rock
73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.41 points
- It lacks body, thin, watery overall impression, a weak Bowmore
Smoke, extinguished fire from the day before, blackcurrant, sherry, oak, gypsum bandages, some dark chocolate
Moss, salt, smoke, sherry, some iodine, but in the overall impression very thin
Long, but watery
- Great, they made the 12 yo as a non-age malt and put some 15 yo sherried Bowmore into it + a lot of E150a. Result: Forgettable malt that by color fakes age and flavor intensity. Not needed, next one, please.
- A very special Bowmore to put it that way. If you give it a lot, a lot of time in the glass, it gets a little better and more sweet and dark fruits come through in taste. for in between or with a meal it is ok But unfortunately not more.
- it's not for me
it's solid but too simple
light sherry becomes stronger, gentle smoke, leather becomes more, rubber (tires), earthy, light rice, ash, dried herbs
later slightly dark cherries
soft, silky and oily on the palate
starts rather thin and pale
slightly raisins, spicy, slightly sherry, smoke, dried and tart herbs
short to medium long
Smoke, light sherry, asphalt, rubber, light red berries, green herbs, tart
- BLINDTASTING 2016-04-10
Yesterday I discovered the blind sample # 22 from package 1 by Heiko Damm, which stood in the oak cabinet along with many other samples to ripen ;-) and looked at me sadly. So I took heart, took the vial, a glass of oil and started the tasting.
All in all a very balanced whisky with an interesting play of flavors, but for my taste it lacks assertiveness, probably due to a lack of percentages. I give 72 out of 100 points.
I have no idea where to sort this drop. I would commit myself to Scotland, but I would like to hold back on a region or even a distillery assignment. Although: recently I had a finch in the glass that was quite similar to this one. I also suspect that it has 40% and has been (re) matured in a wine barrel.
A rather dry fruitiness spread in my nose, which quickly turned into a sour note. Notes of gooseberries, red currants and strawberries and raspberries then sneaked into the aroma one after the other, whereby alcohol was not noticeable. After a few minutes, the acidic undertone disappeared, so that the drop became more pleasing.
On the palate, a mixture of acidity and sweetness are balanced. Here, too, I found a pleasant fruitiness and I couldn't get rid of the impression that this malt? Was allowed to spend at least part of his time in a former wine barrel. Unfortunately, the drop was a bit weak, but was able to score with a nice interplay of various fruit flavors.
Even in the medium-long aftertaste, the whisky seemed fairly balanced to me. Surprisingly, there was also a fine alcoholic sharpness.
- Colorful mixture that is not very credible for a cheap NAS. Smoke bomb ripened on sherry. Iodine hits your nose; the taste is spicy and surprisingly tasty - I had intended that he could not be good, low score, bad reviews, bad reputation. Star anise, sage, dry smoke, pretty good. Not a topper but better than expected. 46% had really been better. 83 points, the 79.3 are really too tight.