Beinn Dubh The Black

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ruby Black and Tawny Port Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 May 2015 7:41 pm by Gere

Average value

€ 67.40

7 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

130 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Beinn Dubh The Black

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.91 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. Slurp scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    I did not like it

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.- €

  10. Dagobert scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur


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