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Bruichladdich Octomore

Octomore
Meeting Number 144
Date Tasted 2014-04-14
Region Islay
Distillery Bruichladdich
Where Open Map
Product Octomore
Alcohol 57% ABV
Aggregate Score 85
COLOR
Light amber; Two shades lighter bronze; Light-tanned leather; Light-non-typical scotch color; Light yellow; Diluted tea; Pale yellow straw; Light straw.
NOSE
Caramel & taffe; Floral, caramel & smoke; Peat, smoke & grass; Rotting grape fruit plus wet wool blanket;  Peat, smokey with mineral bite; Smoky peat and caramel; Peaty & spirit; Seaweed, tar and creosote.
FLAVOR
Nutty, peppery and pungent; Robust, pepper and tangy; An expression of salty peat and alkalai earth; Extreme pepper-salt-leather-citrus combo;  Wood & peat combo and earthy; Peat, smoke, salt and stings the tongue; Peaty, smoke, pungent and hint of sweet; Bitter, pepper, spice and vanilla.
FINISH
Quit long and lingering with taste of caramel, Lingering tart and sour; Moderately salty, pepper and spice; Really raw and burning – long; Long- but pleasing pungent;  Long peat & tingly pepper; Long & slightly oaky; Liquorish, peat and long.
COMMENTS
A rough spirit drink and long lasting; Robust, but not a favorite, got better and better; A pleasantly powerful hot dram; Very burning and burns the mouth – I like it; Perfect outdoor scotch – great for camping; A really good, unique-hot-raw-young dram; Sophisticated than a regular 5 yo scotch; Interesting marketing experiment – but prefer the more classic malts; Great for 5yo – but over-priced, but very nice.
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