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Overall rating
75.92/100
votes
53
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
New American Oak Barrel + American Oak Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060045585912
Added on
22 Mar 2016 12:03 am by mds51
Uncolored

Average value

€ 27,12

3 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

148 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Jim Beam Double Oak

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.92 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Two Barrels

    This Double Oak version from Jim Beam was launched in 2016. As the name suggests it is matured in not one, but two barrels, freshly charred.

    The nose is honeysweet on vanilla sugar, caramel, hint of fruit tea and coconut milk, hazelnuts, menthol and bitter oranges, but there is also some nail polish remover there (and no, Dearly Beloved is not doing her nails right now). Some melon and banana maybe? Okay-ish.

    On the palate I first get spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and… oh! The sweetness of the fruit is gone before I can say anything about it. It turns immediately bitter. What a shame. I like a bitterness now and then, but it should not dominate, which it does here. I got some hazelnuts and dried fruit, but I think the second cask was a bit to active.

    The finish is medium long, sweet and peppery, but dry. At the death I get the taste of warm cola (yes, I once left my glass in the sun too long and took another sip – I can strongly recommend against it).

    Around 30 EUR, which is fair for what you get, but it’s not really a sipper. Rather to be poured with a big chunk of ice while enjoying a bit of sunshine on your terrace.

  2. Emperor69 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Very good bourbon for your money! 1100 rubles. in September 2018 in the network "Carousel" for the action). Still quite alcoholic and bitter, but, in any case, more interesting than the usual Jim Beam. After the third or fourth sip, he goes with a bang (which I can not say about Scottish blends for the same price). However, if there is a choice between him and the same Jack Daniels Original, I will prefer the latter, not to mention Wild Turkey and others like him. The oiliness characteristic of bourbons is medium or above average, the color is also dark, brown amber, darker than Jim Beam White Label.
    • Nose
      80 80
      First of all, acetone or nail polish remover is punched in the nose, especially if you just uncorked the bottle. But after a few minutes, this pungent smell fades into the background and you see the whole spectrum of aromas typical of bourbons: caramel, vanilla, a little black tea, melon, dried banana and mango, chocolate, apple juice, charlotte or jam pies.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Pretty oily in the mouth. Sweetness gradually turns into bitterness and pleasant astringency at the end. Apple juice, caramel, chocolate covered cherry, vanilla. At the end, astringency from burnt oak barrels is felt.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium duration tart-sweet, warming, pepper-arched.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    Maybe it would work if they made it four oak? Just kidding. Might be better with cola than regular JB...

    If you're wondering about my way below average score for this, consider that it's just the usual JB (59 pts.) with some makeup. I prefer honest poor whiskey (let's say Valamo 5yo, 69 pts.) to dressed up poor whiskey.
    • Nose
      New oak: coconut cream, vanilla sugar, crafting sticks, and faint notes of cinnamon and window washing fluid. Not outright cloying but saccharine nonetheless, with something bitter in the background. The cask treatment does mask the usual JB booziness, though.
    • Taste
      A limp body with a big oak log supporting it. A spicy taste that's a little off. First it seems sort of okay, but then the distillate comes through and it's downhill from there. 
    • Finish
      Echhhh. The booziness lurks here. The score just crashes after swallowing. Flat cola, followed by an unpleasant metallic tang in the gums. 

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    As Scottie might say: "It's whiskey Jim, but not as we know it".  Interesting, but not a great fan of bourbon.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. Achany scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    wow ... too much sweetness, too much vanilla. the first sip was just overwhelming. all right though, typical bourbon. body and finish are just not my style
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge Valentin@whiskeyfun.com http://www.whiskeyfun.com/2017/American-whiskeys-part-two.html

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Wow, for the price really quite drinkable, I'm very surprised, certainly not complex and one has the certain alcohol note, but it remains in the frame
    • Nose
      Hazelnut, some menthol, bitter orange, trail mix, macadamia nut, some furniture polish incl. The old furniture
    • Taste
      Also here the hazelnut, rye, wardrobe, some alcohol, plums, manuka honey
    • Finish
      Delicious nutty-oak, hanuta, chocolate and some alcohol remain in the mouth

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fruits and a note of papier mache covered by a little chocolate treat. In the mouth, correct, but an astringency adds to the solvated note, which unbalances the whole.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  10. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

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