Light caramel shimmers slightly red in the Premium Snifter. Peat rises voluminously while an oily streak and many thick "legs" have formed on the glass wall. Mineral peat mixes with fresh herbs and zest from lemon peel, iodine comes into its own, sweet caramel and a hint of apricot appear slightly phenolic. Creamy peat with a fresh note pulls through the nose, the alcohol is wonderfully gently and harmoniously integrated despite over 60%. The nose becomes musty over time, minimal hints of cowshed and spicy mountain cheese, sweet yellow fruits with whole milk chocolate and caramel emerge.
The Octomore wets the tongue sweetly, suddenly smoke and ash burns on the tongue, pepper explodes on the cheeks, the flow of saliva sets in mercilessly ... Burnt wood tones, mineral smoke, iodine, seaweed, burning peat fire, salt crust, medicinal and hot, the Octomore is burning off an unbelievable fireworks display and stimulates the saliva every minute! Ash sticks to the palate, the embers slowly fade, burnt wood tones end with iodine and salt medically on the tongue. Creamy hazelnuts come into their own, the voluminous aroma of the Octomore slowly subsides and fades into the aftertaste ...
Ash and embers stick to the palate for a long time, really extremely long. Roasted hazelnuts, burnt wood tones, earthy peat, fading smoke, oily wood and hints of dry leaves.