Black Forest 2013

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Edition 2016
Calculated age
03 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Lemberger Wine Cask Finish
52.1 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2016 10:21 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 53.16

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10 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Forest 2013

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.25 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For a 3-year old whisky, this filling has an amazing complexity and maturity! Sweet and fruity notes dominate the nose and the taste, adding more tart and dark aromas and notes in the taste and the aftertaste. German and young, that can not be anything .... No, here I have to contradict energetically! This malt has an amazing maturity or a mature character. The cask has done a great job in my opinion and made this young malt a really interesting and tasty whisky, which I think it can absorb well with its Scottish counterparts. Interesting and delicious!
    • Nose
      Clear and pure amber shines with a reddish glow in the glass, creamy roasted aromas and dried berries rise up. Dark caramel flows creamy over red berries and grapes, milk chocolate and a hint of cocoa powder give the nose a complex sweetness, a hint of vanilla comes to light before the alcohol starts to tickle slightly in the nose. Sweet grapes play with the creamy chocolate, a light spicy note blends with forest honey. Currants and dried orange slices stand out from the intense sweetness, a bowl of fruit salad exudes their varied fruit aroma. With a touch of dark and spicy wood tones, the fruity and sweet nose invites to first sip.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet, the first sip flows through the tongue through the palate. Roasted flavors and spicy oak tones follow the sweet chocolate and the intense fruit note, slowly adding wooden sharpness with a pinch of black pepper to the tongue and enveloping it over the next time. The second sip looks creamy and again fruity sweet, again creates a powerful warmth and sharpness, tart wood tones rest on the palate. Dark caramel and dried berries dissolve from the creamy and now slightly acidic fruit note, a hint of sour apple is covered with pepper and dark espresso.
    • Finish
      Chubby warm and voluminous, the taste goes into the aftertaste. Pepper lets pearls dance between the lips, pleasant sharpness shifts from the lips towards the tongue and throat, the alcohol is in the end significantly German perceptible and present. Spicy wood elements and dried fruit aromas are dominantly in the foreground, creamy and oily, the sweet fruit flavors rest on the palate. Slowly the alcohol and the pungency fade out and still leaves a subtle tingle between the lips.

  2. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Yes, you realize that it is a German whisky. I still think it's delicious.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, red wine, caramel, vanilla, mangosteen, green pepper, mulled wine, some orange, almond, clove, exotic fruits, peach
    • Taste
      Oak, red fruits, pepper, clove, coriander, sour apple, citrus, milk chocolate, light barley note,
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, spicy

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    With a little water, the chocolate also appears in the nose. The sweetness is clearer, the mouthfeel creamier, in the taste but also peppery. Despite his youth, a surprisingly complex drop, which in my opinion has certainly earned the prices he has received. So far the best Black Forest I have had.
    • Nose
      Fruity, clear wine note with a slightly acetic acid sting, then comes a honey sweetness. The fruits are more currant and gooseberry. Over time, the dark forest fruits come from the description and spicy oak. The whisky definitely needs some time in the glass.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly spicy. From the fruits remains currant and blackberry. Add to that a decent load of dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. In the mouth, the high alcohol content is noticeable, but is very well integrated and not unpleasantly burning.
    • Finish
      Not really long. The spicy oak and the dark chocolate dominate.

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    He succeeded. On something like Edradour SFTC or various Springbank CS-Finishes, he certainly does not reach, but for D / A / CH and 3 years, he can be proud of and the extrapolated 80 € / 0.7l are not completely at Fasstärke and SIngle Cask turned off.
    • Nose
      sweet with a gentle ginger sharpness, honey, sugar cookies, dried apricots, canned peach (I do not think red wine), some acid, gooseberry, needs no water for me, but tolerates some
    • Taste
      strong, full-bodied, gummy, an idea of ​​wild berries, a lot of dark chocolate, black pepper, later coffee and burnt bread roll, with water much creamier, towards milk chocolate, and less spicy, but I find diluting unnecessary here too
    • Finish
      rather long, sweet cocoa, peppery-warm

  5. ffmdino scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    he is better on the palate than in the nose, really delicious
    • Nose
      Red wine could be smooth mulled wine, harsh, later something like cereal / muesli
    • Taste
      strong in the beginning, spicy, frankincense, red fruits
    • Finish
      long, again red fruits, oak, sweet


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