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Talisker Dark Storm

Overall rating
83.43/100
votes
559
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Heavily Charred Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L3294CM000
Barcode
5000281033631
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
26 Mar 2016 11:48 am by KonstUA
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 58,66

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.43 points

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    To answer your question directly, yes the Talisker 10 is better. The Dark Storm is a tasty whisky though, the development is just lacking. It does its thing but although being a travel retail exclusive, doesn't take you on a journey. 
    • Nose
      Ground pepper and smoky bacon fill the nose, accompanied by light lemony notes. Malt, sour apple, floral, slight sherry, peat smoke, chili pepper. It also reminds me of Zubrowka, a Polish vodka flavoured with a strand of bison grass (Prefer that to any plain vodka on a side note). Straightforward nose, nothing too complex.
    • Taste
      Thin mouthfeel although a big oak and pepper explosion. Black pepper, salt, red chili's, alcohol heat, peat, campfire smoke, slight iodine. Classic coastal flavours but it gets a little harsh and doesn't develop much. Could use some water/oxidization.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Hot, smoky and ashy finish. I can still taste this a few minutes later. After taking a deep breath a note of dark chocolate pops up, that surprised me positively.

  2. d1scostu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Tim-R scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      71 71

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. KOQ24 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    Smoke, Honey, black Pepper, Grapes, Caramel, Chocolate, Salt, spices

    Taste:
    Honey, Caramel, Ash, Tobacco, Chocolate, Licorice,Ginger.
    Much less Black Pepper than other Talisker Malts.

    Finish:
    long and surprisingly smooth for a Talisker

    Overall:
    A worthy addition to the Talisker Range.
    Noticeably sweeter and less smokey than the rest of Talisker's Range.
    People who couldn't get into Talisker because of it's spiciness and smokiness might want to try this Version.
    Price Point is absolutely o.k.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      100 100

  6. Shalfei scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Against the background, the port of Ri was completely lost, young and prickly, but Tali's trademark notes could be found.
    • Nose
      Apple clarified juice, ash, dust, smoke, slightly burned sugar
    • Taste
      Young, prickly, fairly dense, pepper and sweet spices
    • Finish
      Simple, short, apple bones, ash, soot.

  7. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    https://www.malts.com/en-ca/our-whisky-collection/talisker/talisker-dark-storm/ Possibly and a little less characteristic of Talisker, which is, of course, a nice surprise in the NAS edition of this distillery. Good for me and the price is not as hot as one would expect.

  8. Grutslurp scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Better than I expected. Makes me think of Lagavulin 16, only this is slightly improved. Too sweet though.
    • Nose
      Maritime peat & (very) sweet sherry, petrol, salt & pepper. Nice hints of some fried, smoked meat.
    • Taste
      Much like the nose, the sherry is very sweet. Pepper and a slight bitterness. The peat is stronger.
    • Finish
      Rather short, fading peat and sugary sherry.

  9. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Sherry influence is clearly visible from the nose to the finish. However, the intensity of the color does not match what you have in the glass. An appeal of leather, chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, etc. what is known from the Dark Sherry bottlings ago is available, though not so intense. The Talisker own Chilli Chatch is well noticeable in this malt and has the property to cover the metallic youth. I could not recognize her. A good all day dram, which does not require to be analyzed for hours and sometimes, together with a porter, can be watched in front of the TV when it gets a bit more autumnal outside. An attractive price - performance ratio, considering that it is a liter bottle, which is filled with 45.8 ABV.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Paszko scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

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