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Overall rating
79.52/100
votes
124
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Charred Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5011007024000
Added on
03 Sep 2016 7:59 pm by Gepelan
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37,06

10 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

383 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Jameson Black Barrel

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.52 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The smell pleases, although he is not particularly complex. Unfortunately, the slight alcohol touch bothers something despite only 40%.
    In the mouth you do not notice the alcohol, again lacks some depth, but the impression is harmonious.
    The finish fits the overall impression.

    I can drink the whiskey with pleasure, even if he lacks the tension. The famous Irish gentleness I search here but in vain.
    • Nose
      Peach, behind it a little cherry, caramel, a little grassy, slightly alcoholic note
    • Taste
      Light body, cool medium onset, quite sweet, again peach, malt, delicate bitterness, light touch of wood, grapes
    • Finish
      A little more oak, again peach, caramel, tart beer, quite long

  2. JimJaws scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Much better than the standard Jameson bottling. PLV top. Typical entry-level whiskey.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Tasted at Tunsberg Whiskey Festival 2019.
    A decent Irish.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Interesting nose.
      Roasted nuts and a lot more sherry than usual for Irish.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Round and almost creamy.
      Not full on sherry, but some sweet red fruit mixed with nutty chocolate notes.
      Fair amount of all spice.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Just short of medium lenght.
      Mild, nutty, on the sweet side.

  5. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Typical Jameson, but with a little more sherry flavors and a lot of bourbon sweetness (vanilla). In the taste creamy vanilla caramel and again sherry flavors. Finish is medium long, a bit oily. Vanilla stays for a long time. Maybe not the most complex Jameson, but highly recommended.

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 40%
    Aroma: Classic scent, a little wood, cedar. In a blind test, I could guess bourbon. (75 pts)
    Taste: Taste sweet, slightly woody, surprisingly pleasant. Vanilla, liquorice, cocoa, honey. (80 pts)
    Points: 78
    Summary: It's not exactly my cup of coffee because of perfume, but it's not really bad in the end. Tasted at a family party.

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whiskey in January 2018
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Romansen scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Select Reserve are the key words, and cask batches since 2013 are showing a broad inconsistency [on WB]. Matured in sherry & bourbon casks, its reported [on the tinter-web] to have a high proportion of Irish pot still & small batch grain whiskey?! What does that mean - 50/50? Or less?

    N: No smoke whatsoever. I soon tire of the vanilla-driven spirit after the fruits have lifted away.

    T: A lovely soft mouthfeel. The main story is one of a soft & predictable bourbon-vanilla youthful spirit-led journey, but the honeyed mouthfeel keeps some interest alive.

    F: Simple yet lingering, the caramel appears very obvious now like a thick blanket coat on top. Bitter vanilla notes [E150a?] conclude.

    C: Fairly simple inoffensive dram. The mouthfeel is the only clear highlight.

    Scores a C-

  10. Adamos scored this whisky 1 points Expert Junior

    it's not the same as Special Reserve, or maybe I had a worse batch. 

    The taste was quite flat compering to the other. 
    • Nose
      1 1
    • Taste
      1 1
    • Finish
      1 1

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