Compass Box Peat Monster
Added on Sunday, Mar 2, 2008 at 12:00 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region:
  Price: $50 Availability: Better Stores


Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is light and sweet, peat.  Taste of light oak/vanilla.  Finish is long and warm.  Overall there's nothing overwhelming, but this is well-balanced and light.  Peaty and fruity.  Surprised to find out what this was.
Light citrus.  Soft, long finish.
Nose of smoke with fruit -- oranges. Palate of peat smoke, spicy-sweet. A very familiar taste. Finish is of a nice length.
Fruity/citrusy.  Light and pleasant.
Alcoholic nose, but very nice fruit and light spice, eucalyptus.  Good.
N: Peat and pepper
P: Peat, smoke, and lemon
F: Lemon sugar, oily.
Not much of a peat monster in my opinion.   I've come to expect a bit more from Compass Box.
The use of the word "Monster" in the name implies something that this is not.  I really expected this to hit me with peat and when it didn't, it lost some respect. 
n: deep peat heavy on the damp earth and vegetation side. Wet grassy smoke with some maritime hints. Trail mix with dried dark fruits.

t: charred cardboard, driftwood, and salty caramels. Leather char and dry driftwood. Doughy malt and smokey in a long, dank earth finish.   [B-/B; 2014 version is a blend of Ardmore, Laphroaig, and Ledaig] 


n: damp, earthy peat with oak char, maritime, sardines in a can. Some fruit, petroleum, and sea brine.

t: citrus wax, oak char, and overripe red berries. Burnt banana bread, and cherries in the controlled smoky finish.   [B, 2015 version]

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