Overall rating
81.79/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB57262
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Fox Fitzgerald (FF)
Bottled
18.07.2014
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LH10724
Barcode
5060088798539
Added on
18 aug 2014 2:40 pm by Whisky-in-Wiesbaden
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 47.22

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Whisky reviews for Peat's Beast Cask Strength FF

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.79 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    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

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  3. VLG scored this whisky 37 points Expert Junior

    37

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Peats Beast Cask Strength 52.1%

    6cl sample Sep 2022.

    Pale yellow.

    Aroma is airy, minerally, metallic, faint spearmint, light rust.

    Body is barely thicker than watery.

    Taste is salty, not much peat at all, none detectable really, salty and lightly metallic, faintly minty. Faintest vanilla but otherwise no oak. Becoming bitter and peppery. Maybe a touch of smoke comes out over time. Resinous on the finish with that slight smoke lingering on. 3.5/84

    The smoke comes out better with a little drop of water. Hint of banana comes out too. A pretty simplistic, but enjoyable enough, dram.

  5. aw-home scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Honey and tangerines with vanilla, campfire peat smoke and maritime notes.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Honey with tangerines, pears, peat smoke and maritime notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long with peat smoke, honey, pears, maritime notes and citrus.

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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

  8. 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

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  10. Islaywolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  11. LordIslay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/04/08/peats-beast-cask-strength/
    • 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.

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Little Beast
    You may not (yet) have heard of the Fox Fitzgerald Whisky Trading Company as they are mostly active in bulk trade, but they do have a few brands of themselves, such as the new Rest & Be Thankful range, the Corriemhor (Richard Paterson had something to do with that), Glen Stuart (a bottom shelf blend) and Peat's Beast, a peated single malt that saw the light of day in 2010. We will try their cask strength edition from 2014.
    The nose is very sweet on malt, pineapple, vanilla and honey, while the smokiness is rather limited to a smoldering hearth. I would not call this a beast. Well, maybe a little beast. That does not mean this nose is not nice. It is, very much so. Lovely sweet and inviting with a hint of butane gas and some cardamom.
    The body is good and the taste is a fine continuation of the nose, with a surprising battle between sweet and salt on the palate. It is a draw. Nice hint of mocha towards the end.
    The finish is long and spicy with an uppercut of smoke.
    I cannot shake the feeling that this might not be an Islay whisky. I'm thinking more along the lines of Ardmore or even BenRiach. But it would not be the first time that I am gravely mistaken. Did you know, by the way, that the label was designed by the Brazilian artist Doug Alves? Good question for a quiz...

  16. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. mds51 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Definatally a Benriach

  18. mrmoguz did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Smells and tastes like it's from Bruichladdich/Port Charlotte.

  19. Paulski88 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      55 55

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