Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Espresso Roast
Blended — Scotland
Reviewed July 12, 2020 (edited July 16, 2020)
I have no idea of what i have just tasted. Is this whisky? Is this breakfast? Is this a dessert? Another Johnnie Walker Blender's Batch expression, this time the Espresso Roast, which is intended to resemble a espresso coffee (a concentrated coffee) and it does its job... i guess. I am not a coffee drinker. It is not that i don't like coffee, it is that i am a crazy dude who is loud and i am always all over the place, and one cup of coffee will be like pouring gasoline to a fire. But lets talk about "the whisky". This is a blended scotch, bottled at 43.2%abv. A dark tawny color which i believe its artificially colored. On the nose is harsh and a little weird. Burnt cocoa, Coffee. Alcohol acetone and grain note is strong. A little off putting. Medicinal alcohol for wounds. Tiramisú dessert; Way too much plain alcohol, it feels like a moonshine. Butter from young grain whiskies. There are raw coffee beans, and there is cream from a creamy coffee cup, but there is too much alcohol to be properly appreciated. Reminds me a lot of a turamisu dessert. Second sip reveals a cream aroma, exactly the one from the tiramisu dessert. It Gets better on nose with time. There is an orange aroma in there but it is strange and not constant. On the palate it is normal. Cofee, Salt; Raw coffee. Bitter Cocoa. Grain whisky. Second sip is like taking a bite on a tiramisu, but then it turns spicy like oak spice, not unpleasant but feels young. After the third sip it had a rapid caramel taste which fades quickly. Aftertaste is interesting. It is a coffee cup in the palate. It is like having an exact cup of coffee; Bitter. Salty also. Overall this is a strange dram, which feels more like a liquor than a whisky. I don't think someone can actually drink a bottle of this and maybe you can just use it for a cocktail now and then. My score is a very unbalanced 78 over 100.
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