Hakushu Heavily Peated
Added on Friday, Dec 2, 2011 at 07:56 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.00 % Region:
  Price: $80 Availability: Overseas Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

N: Sweet plum wine, nail polish, incense and bubble gum

P: Gum, peat, oak, and vanilla

F: Tarry dark chocolate

Andy
 
Sweet , earthy peat.  Nice and buttery.
Tim
 

N: Nice, dense but clean peat - has a very easygoing manner. It's not edgy and raw. Light sweetness underneath; good maltiness. Real sense of fresh barley. A touch of grassiness. 

 

P: A little thin on the palate at first; leads with wood and some barley and a little malt sweetness. The peat is less abundant and more balanced than the nose would have suggested, really gelling well with the malt sugars. White pepper and gentle spice build on it as well. 
 
F: Dries from the palate with less sweetness; reasonably malty, faintly caramel, white pepper and light peat. Lasting, satisfying and goes a bit more malty-sweet at the end.
 
Despite the name, this is not a massive peat bomb. Peat's there and it's undeniable (and fantastically well executed) but the drinking experience is extremely well-balanced.  
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