Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Fox Fitzgerald (FF)
52.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Aug 2014 2:40 pm by Whisky-in-Wiesbaden
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 43.75

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Whisky Reviews for Peat's Beast Cask Strength FF

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.36 points

  1. Foudos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    not particularly complex but easy to drink. The sherry version is better than this
    • Nose
      78 78
      a lot of smoke, sweet, a little vanilla, a bit spicy, not really complex, slightly malty
    • Taste
      80 80
      smoky sweet with vanilla, becoming hot, malty, oily, very slightly nutty
    • Finish
      80 80
      sweet, caramel and nuts, light smoke, medium length

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    83. To drink a pipe or a cigar for lovers of smoke.
    Nose: slightly fuzzy, flowers, wax, bonfire smoke
    Taste: bluff, light tempo again, burnt matches, salty
    Finish: not very long, ashes, varnish

  4. Achany scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    peaty, smoky, some malty tones, a bit grassy, some citrus, some sweets, hints of vanilla, hints of fruits, but overall not too complex, not well balanced. finish is too short for a peat's beast.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. Usl1978 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. LordIslay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Shane_IL scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    This felt a bit muted on the nose and then one-dimensional on the palate. This is similar to the gripe I had about Compass Box’s Peat Monster, this is not much of a beast. That said it is on the affordable end of the scale for a cask strength whisky, but there’s not much in it to do that justice.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    • Nose
      Ashy peat with a sweet malt note. Vanilla cream. Honey. Wood smoke. Juicy red fruits. White pepper. Iodine. Hard apple cider. Burlap. Tarred thatch.
    • Taste
      Quite sharp. Hemp rope. Burlap. Ash. Bitter wood. Light pepper. Ripe Banana. Tinned pears. Heavy cream. Sour apple flavouring.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter. Wood smoke. Salt. Sour porridge. Slight hint of cardamom.

  9. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The tasting with the addition of water I have then given me ... Sorry, guys, that was disgusting! I've never had anything so nasty in the glass! First I had to rinse my mouth with cola and brush my teeth ...
    • Nose
      Moldy wood floats in brine, a not too strong stream of smoke blows over fermenting (fermented?) Grain. Fragrance is defined differently ...
    • Taste
      Slightly oily in the mouth, smoke & small salty accents. A few barley notes stand next to a very light vanilla creaminess. But yummy is different ...
    • Finish
      Again, the foul wood, a few flattened Minikiwi, a hint of vanilla. The gammelige wood goes and comes back then .... Bah, hell devil ...

  10. mothers_finest scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For the price, the whisky is actually quite okay. You certainly can not expect the full flavors and complexity. The whisky is in the same category of quality as other NAS smokers (eg Big Peat, Smokehead ...), but is not quite as Islay-style ...
    In summary, I would describe the taste as "smoke meets citrus". The smoke is rather cold, as well as extinct campfire. The right barbecue. But meat notes are not found.
    The over 50% vol tingles the whisky a bit on the tongue, but you can taste it without water quite.

    According to a well-known German taster, it might be a JURA. This is because Paterson has given flavor descriptions on the bottle. Said Paterson owns Dalmore and Jura. Dalmore does not produce smoky whisky ...


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