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Overall rating
73.92/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB68351
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Ruby Black and Tawny Port Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5022069011037
Added on
22 May 2015 7:41 pm by Gere
Colored

Average value

€ 68.92

7 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Beinn Dubh The Black

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.92 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Hm. I could almost like it ... so not bad at the idea, but seems unfinished, exaggerated, as knitted with a hot needle - wet barrel, little time. Or young barrel strength "pimped" directly with wine. So a nice visitor gag and eye-catcher on the shelf, but no serious € 70 whisky.
    • Nose
      when opening the sample bottle is a musty-gammlige fruit note contrary, from the glass then much (unbearable) sweet dark wine, dark chocolate, warm plum and cherry compote, sugar beet syrup ... after a while stone-old dry parsley and basil ... and something pharmacy
    • Taste
      fat-sweet, slightly bitter, chocolate and molasses dominate, fruit only slightly (dark berries?) ... then pepper is added ... and herbal liqueur
    • Finish
      medium length, dark chocolate, pepper, herbal bitters

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    not special, except exceptionally dyed ...
    • Nose
      very little, a touch of caramel, some chocolate, nothing more
    • Taste
      drier than expected, spicy, some chocolate and nut
    • Finish
      short with nut and dark fruit

  3. hafssol scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Of course the colour can be misleading and it's much likely due to a heavy dose of artificial colouring (is there anybody who really needs it?). While it helps making this whisky quite peculiar, it seems not so relevant for the taste, so it easily turns out as a non necessary element.
    Anyway, the Port casks give this one a quite distinctive character, starting with the liquorice and malty nose, which can even remind a Belgian beer, bitter and rounded at the same time.
    On the palate, it's quite interesting, with dark chocolate, cappuccino and mellow red fruits well mixed together. The profile is still not very complex, yet the weirdness it leaves in the mouth and in its medium length aftertaste make it something much original, yet easy enjoyable.
    In conclusion, leaving the exteriority aside, it's not only a distinctive whisky, but also a well crafted and a richly balanced one. Worth trying (again) for sure.

  4. jkswift scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I don`t get the bad reviews. It is certainly not a top class whisky and agree with Marko_I that it was likely a young wet port barrel that might have contributed to much of the taste as well as the color. However I like the bitter note that certainly reflects bitter chocolate. Additionally a higher AVB would have been beneficial.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. nallacam scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    Take some bad barrels and put a bucket in ...
    I am a bit speechless, what a bad (whisky) ... especially if I see the price !! For less you get a Talisker 10 & Co.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Hot, echoes of sherry, iron, slightly artificial
    • Taste
      65 65
      One-dimensional, bitter
    • Finish
      60 60
      Bitter

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    2019-05-31 Sample (Day 1 Scotland Holiday)
    Whisky Shop Dufftown Pound: 6.75.- £, in Euro = 7.58.- €

  9. Dagobert scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

  10. SVWRamius scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Solid whisky, due to the really dark color certainly something else in the glass, but over 80 does not get me.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits, alcohol scent, smells like vita malt
    • Taste
      Soft and fruity, slightly spicy, relatively tasty
    • Finish
      Very short as I think, it remains light fruit in the background

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