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Overall rating
83.42/100
votes
664
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 11:57 am by KonstUA
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.38

20 × in wishlist

664 × member ratings

2058 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.42 points

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    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. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A relaxed all day dram without a lot of Tam Tam, which does not need much thought. Just into the glass and enjoy.
    • Nose
      Immediately strong smoke and the typical maritime note with paired peppery spice. At the same time I still have an extreme, sweet malty note with vanilla and honey; some caramel; again and again campfire
    • Taste
      Smoke (smoked ham) quickly changes to campfire smoke; Peppery pungency; Then the smoke becomes cold ashes (cold smoke), smoldering campfire; properly charred, but not unpleasant, becomes dry in the mouth. From time to time always the sweet touch, which stimulates the production of saliva; then again this maritime, rough note, which I really like with Talisker.
      He is in the mouth but clearly sweet. Really interesting. I really like it.
      He is totally accessible and uncomplicated. A relaxed All Day Dram without much Tam Tam.
    • Finish
      Smoke, becoming bitter; then again full board cute; dark chocolate, short espresso, then smoke again. Smoldering coal.

  4. Valérie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice game of peppery spice, intense smoke and a subtle fruity sweetness - beautifully matched. Somewhat more complex than the Talisker Storm, but might be even more here. Overall, a good malt.
    • Nose
      84 84
      powerful maritime note; spicy; clear smoky note; tart-sweet; some leather; overall a bit softer and less peppery than the Talisker Storm
    • Taste
      85 85
      clearly smoky (more direction ash); with peppery-spicy (chili-catch); with fruity sweetness; nice interplay in the mouth
    • Finish
      84 84
      peppery-spicy, clearly smoky; some coffee and oak

  6. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A delicious Talisker, the finish is disappointing, but the nose and taste are better than the usual Talisker NAS. A malt to enjoy without much philosophizing.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh, lime zest, yellow apple, toffee, pepper, walnut, salty, maritime
    • Taste
      84 84
      Black pepper, ashes, Virginia cigar, seaweed, caramel, mussels, tangerine, honeywort
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short-middle length, cream, toffee, maritime

  7. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    An intensely smoky whisky, which shows strong wood aromas and fruit at the beginning; those disappear, however, after some time, the whisky becomes quite watery. One can guess some sherry barrels involved. In my opinion, the character is more like a Lagavulin 16 than a Talisker, although the character is not quite as intense.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Pure: Intense smoke (cold ash), dark fruit (plum), slightly medicinal (gauze bandages), herbs, white pepper, some alcohol, which disappears gradually; sweet and fleshy aromas.
      Good aeration helps the aromas to become clearer.

      With water: the whisky weakens even with little water, the aromas simply become thinner.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Oakbarrel, cold ash, dark fruit and herbs (rosemary, thyme); mouthcoating dryness. Warming. Really intense at first, then somehow it loses it in the development
    • Finish
      84 84
      Relatively long-lasting; becomes sweeter over time, woody, the ash remains.

  8. d1scostu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Tim-R scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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