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Talisker Dark Storm

Overall rating
83.47/100
votes
859
Whiskybase ID
WB80418
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Heavily Charred Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 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

€ 65.39

27 × in wishlist

859 × member ratings

2585 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.47 points

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 78 points Expert 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. Easty79 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    A very nice smooth whisky - very smokey and peaty, flavourful.

    Have taken this to a whisky tasting and everytime everyone prefers it over everything else in the room.

    A good one for the collection and to have on hand for guests.

  3. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Don't let your minds be darkened from the E150a and get the 10 instead. ;-)

  5. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Well, the nose still knows how to please. What comes after that is rather unspectacular. 68 points.
    • Nose
      Amazingly smoky for a talisker. Not ashy, but fiery. In addition, hints of various fruits. Red apples, apricots.
    • Taste
      Quite weak in the beginning, quite smoky, slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Unfortunately, I can't really find the fruit.
    • Finish
      Mittellang, rauchig.

  8. P.K.S scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I reely like Talisker. Never had one bad this, this is bloddy impressive. Love the stuff!
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet,pear,pepper, some lakerish, green tea notes, oransj. Oily complex
    • Taste
      85 85
      Reely Oily,pepery, mild sweet spisyness,oak,oransj
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long oily pepper finniah with spisyness to it oransj, aprocote ,dark drapes

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like it a lot
    Easy-drinking-dram
    the ChilliCatch can only be felt minimally
    • Nose
      sweet apple, warm wood?, sherry, sweetness, minimal smoke, light malt, plastic ?, raffia basket, Schiken, light ash
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      light caramel, dark malt, sweetness becomes more, slightly spicy, slightly salty, (rice) waffle, light orange, smoke, pepper or chilli
    • Finish
      medium to long
      very pleasant, light oak, light sherry, sweet, warm, nutty, earthy, astringent, ChilliCatch

  10. mattheww scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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