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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask Reviews

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask 90
    Based on 66 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    Laphroaig
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    Unspecified
    Alcohol
    48% abv.
    Region
    Scotland: Islay
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse.

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    Pale amber
    Nose
    restrained smoke, white flowers, honey, hospital
    Body
    Light-medium
    Palate
    restrained smoke, light iodine, light flowery aroma, light finish - just light overall for a Laphroaig
    Finish
    Hot and short

    Very mediocre showing by Laphroaig - emphasis on by Laphraoig. Most other brands and this would have been above average, which is how I would rate it had I tasted it blind. But if you want Laphroaig, many better options out there including the 10 yr. Good whiskey but definitely not an every day one for me.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Rouge Medic

    9750/99
    Color
    Yellow-orange
    Nose
    A mellow mixture of brine, smoke, and medicine.
    Body
    Mellow, slightly oily.
    Palate
    Iodine, peat, and smoke with a slight spiciness and a little subtle sweetness.
    Finish
    Long and tingling. Warm to almost hot on the lips.

    I was finally able to try the Quarter Cask having been a huge fan of the cask strength. The QC is a much more mellow and refined version of the CS. While the CS is a harsh mistress and finding just the right balance can be daunting the QC comes ready to drink. The Laphroaig Quater Cask is what an Islay Scotch should be; The heat and the smoke of a driftwood campfire along with the peat of the moors. A good scotch for a blustery cold day. And surprisingly this scotch has had the harsh Islay corners knocked off and the been polished to near perfection. It will be hard to try anything else as most will fail when held up to the glory that is the Laphroaig Quarter Cask.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9350/99
    Color
    Lite Amber
    Nose
    Peat, Smoke, cough syrup, some citrus, earth.
    Body
    Again bold flavors, but it's balanced. Smokey, warm, cough syrup, oily, Great finish.
    Palate
    Last for a while...the flavors keep changing..very enjoyable...
    Finish
    Warm, oily, long finish..the cough syrup comes at the end..some smoke..

    This is amazing. Bold flavors and a get drink to have on a cold night and with a fire. So far my favorite, but still enjoy my Talisker Storm as my everyday drink.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by The Seeker

    9550/99
    Color
    Golden amber.
    Nose
    Heavy peat, smooth smoke, too much complexity to describe here. The nose discerns so much more than words can convey.
    Body
    Medium to slightly thick. Just perfect.
    Palate
    Smokey peaty sexiness. Spicy fruitiness in the background but like the smell the taste is so much more than I can adequately describe here. Just amazing stuff.
    Finish
    Long but not so long as you don't want to keep sipping away to reinvigorate your tongue.

    The King of all Whiskeys. Period. Utterly intense, complex and beguiling. Smokey and peaty but also sweetly alluring. On the nose it's scent is heavenly. And to top it all off its very affordable when you consider it's grand status. Like the distilled tears of angels. Sublime.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Travis

    9450/99
    Color
    Light gold
    Nose
    Sweet, a bit flowery, a little wood and a hint of smoke
    Body
    Full, nice and rich
    Palate
    Very vibrant and complex, starts a little sweet, fruity,apples maybe? some oak followed by the sea, then the right amount of peat smoke
    Finish
    Nice and lingering warmth and smoke, my new favorite

    Beautiful

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by DOME

    9150/99
    Color
    light amber
    Nose
    Jalapeno pepper, white pepper, black pepper, beat, burnt leaves.
    Body
    Medium-full bodied at a wonderful 48% ABV.
    Palate
    If poured from a new opened bottle, lots of fresh hot peppers, and spice, once it opens up after about 10 minutes, smoked lobster that has been baking in the sun appears. Sea sides arise all around, smoke covers everything. Tastes simply like wonderful spiced Chinese sea food. It's a very savory complex taste. One to be remembered and at a decent price when compared to Ardbegs and Lagavulins in this quality range.
    Finish
    Everything you would expect from a high end Islya malt, but more complex at a young age.

    A wonderful whisky. This has your classic laphroaig peat explosion but with time in the glass, immense complexity at a young age emerges. Was very impressed. An Islya to be recon with. Costs about $58.99 plus tax where I live in the US. WORTH IT! Can't go wrong here.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    7750/99
    Color
    Yellow
    Nose
    Maritime, damp seabreeze, kippers, smoke from the forest, a hint of rubber? or could be wooden ash. The strong alcohol jets straight up your nose suggesting the need for a drop of water.
    Body
    Thick, sticks to your gullet like napalm,
    Palate
    From the smell of this I thought immediately that I wouldnt like this coming from the sweeter less challenging speysides, however upon tasting I was pleasantly surprised how it went from a pleasant sweetness all the way through to a firey pepper and smoke that lifts itself up to the top of your mouth like it has a life of its own, very exiting experience. Not for the faint hearted. The hint of rubber is curbed just before it bothers you. Much improved with water IMO to open up the subtle smokiness and reduce the rubber. Definately one that wakes you up.
    Finish
    Long and satisfying. Lingers playing games with your tastebuds and smell, telling a hundred stories of its origins long after its gone.

    My first Islay

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Atherts

    9250/99
    Color
    Pale Gold
    Nose
    Seaweed and peat
    Body
    Smooth with a sharp bite
    Palate
    Peat, followed by seaweed, sea salt and a lingering sweetness
    Finish
    Heat followed by a salty deep sweetness

    Lovely peat and sweet salt

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by AndyLondon

    9050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Smoke and peat.
    Body
    Full bodied.
    Palate
    Smoke and peat. A sweet note.
    Finish
    Long finish.

    A good Islay whisky. Intense smoke and peat.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9150/99
    Color
    Gold.
    Nose
    Medicinal. Iodine. Clean and sweet fragrance. Granny smith apples.
    Body
    Thin.
    Palate
    Intense peat. A bit of a peppery alcohol burn but fades to sweetness. Complex. Extraordinarily enjoyable.
    Finish
    -

    The velvet hammer.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Royster

    5050/99

    Released in 2004, this bottling was aged for five years before being finished in a quarter cask for seven months, the size of the cask is quite small, thus does not require such a long maturation. This is truly a great achievement from Laphroaig.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    8950/99
    Color
    not too pale straw
    Nose
    slightly reminiscent of laphroaig 10. Sea, smoky peat, sweet, slightly flowery, vanilla, hint of finished wood in there. not quite as peaty as expected. water opened up a bit more vanilla/ light sweetness.
    Body
    neat- not too much depth, seems to be quite hard, solid. water- softens like a thick but light quilt, still retains a faint underlying hardness.
    Palate
    quite unique to me, definitely some pepper, woody, peaty, a little salty and smoky. iodine is there, vanilla sweet comes through in soft waves, a wonderful feeling in the mouth. that pepper is always there though. i like it. the transition between neat and watered is quite linear, it seems to shift the balance perfectly from hard to soft, releasing that sweeter taste more without affecting the original flavours.
    Finish
    very long. very very long. starts warm, overlays sweetness, then a little woody/smoky peat followed by a lingering taste of the sea, this bit just like the laphroaig 10 but sweeter, more 'fragrant' tasting.

    First whisky review. might make more. though perhaps i need to stop smoking.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    Clover honey gold
    Nose
    A little medicinal, then the smell of burning leaves in autumn moxed with incense
    Body
    Sandy
    Palate
    1000 year old peat smoke punching you in the mouth. Salty, hint of citrus. a little iodine
    Finish
    Hot, out to the lips.

    When I decided to experiment with scotch, I was unimpressed. This finally has lived up to what my expectation of scotch is. I do believe this will become my new standard...at a very nice price. last bottle was $50

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Pale amber
    Nose
    Peat iodine, campfire by the beach, honey floral, citrus rind.
    Body
    Medium. Good viscosity for it's age.
    Palate
    Smoke then salted taffy followed by citrus, dark chocolate, honey.
    Finish
    Sweeter flavors begin to fade and a nice earthy dryness comes in followed by a return of the peat and smoke. Lingers nice!

    Anyone who characterizes this as simply a peat bomb is doing it a disservice. This is a highly complex well crafted malt enhanced with a good dollop of peat and smoke. One of my all time favorites.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9450/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Iodine and saltwater, smoke.
    Palate
    Peat, more smoke! And a little taste of honey. Think Uigadail without the marshmallows.
    Finish
    The finish lasts longer than a waiting line at the post office. Magnificent!

    They got it right with this one.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9950/99
    Color
    amber
    Nose
    smoky. peaty
    Body
    iodine, peaty
    Palate
    Butterscotch
    Finish
    sensual, smokey

    Nector of the gods

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Zdk

    8850/99
    Color
    staw gold
    Nose
    smokey and medicinal
    Body
    medium but smooth
    Palate
    touch of fruity nectar with a big ole punch of peat
    Finish
    long and strong, hot finish.

    Its a great whiskey in small sips. Any more, and I find the heat to be somewhat overwhelming. Still, this is a great whiskey for the price.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Deep amber
    Nose
    Lots of range, smokey and inviting.
    Body
    wet and very powerful.
    Palate
    Nutty and smokey. Overwhelming at first but very satisfying.
    Finish
    Very long finish, aftertaste can last a little longer than wanted first few times, but then one gets to appreciate it.

    Lives up the hype...

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Osubuckeye4456

    9350/99
    Color
    light golden brown
    Nose
    strong peat/wood scent
    Body
    smooth, middle of the road with the bite and warm after taste
    Palate
    lots of peat and a large sense of seasalt
    Finish
    very smoky and warm. warm and slightly salty on the lips

    Absolutely amazing for the Price

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9950/99
    Color
    thick gold lust.
    Nose
    Marshmallows over a heavy peat fire.
    Body
    Thick and lovely
    Palate
    A wonderful play of peat fire stomping my tongue like a crowd of rowdy tweens rushing to the new twilight flick.
    Finish
    Scrumptious! Best tasting Scotch thus far! Long and perfect

    Golden glass full of happy.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    pale golden
    Nose
    Nose is wonderful of peat, earth, aged wood, seaweed, medicine cabinet.
    Body
    Full bodied with a hot alcohol burn. Axle grease, plastic band aids, seaweed, pale honey, and aged wood.
    Palate
    The smokey peat comes on after the other flavors had their turn. Pleasant aftertaste that lasts a long time.
    Finish
    Very long smokey finish.

    My first cask strength Islay

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Wulf

    9450/99
    Color
    Golden with a touch of amber
    Nose
    Smells like fine pipe smoke.
    Body
    Bold yet light.
    Palate
    A strong and almost confrontational amount of peat with a wonderful blending of smoke and oak and just the slightest of hint of caramel. I agree with previous raters that is has an interesting juxtaposition of smokey and smooth.
    Finish
    Like a warm fire on a cold winter's day. An hour later it still lingers slightly.

    This is a scotch for real men.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Kelly Drover

    8850/99
    Color
    Amber -1
    Nose
    Heavy Smoke earthy,Some peat but hard to smell over the smoke until it breaths for 20 minutes
    Body
    Nice mouth feel, Ribbons the glass,
    Palate
    SMOKE!!!! peat, ocean salt, spice,
    Finish
    medium finish, Smoke pepper, Peat

    Campfire's in autumn!! This is a whisky for people who want Their drink to make a statement! This is not a make everyone happy drink. I knew from moment I uncorked it was going to make a statement, and I love what it says!!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Light brown
    Nose
    Unwatered : Sharply salty! Iodine, with some smoke. Watered : More iodine, 1950s hospital, but peatier and woodier underneath. Reminds me of a foggy night in the country in Ireland, where turf is burned as fuel.
    Body
    Wet, but not too oily
    Palate
    Burning turf (peat), more iodinic than Ardbeg but not so much as Talisker. A little sweeter when watered - aged toffee/sweets perhaps?
    Finish
    Watered : Burning turf smoke (peat), warm in the chest with aged wood. Iodine is there, but lesser than the palate & nose. Saltier, less 'muted' finish when neat.

    Sharp nose unwatered, very salty - with water it mellows. Finish is very salty neat, and smokier/muted when watered. Unsure of which I like best! Two whiskys...one bottle!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Julianne

    9250/99
    Color
    Dark amber.
    Nose
    Heavy, peaty, medicinal.
    Body
    Full, peaty.
    Palate
    Peat, smoke, warmth, a bit of salt.
    Finish
    Hot peat.

    My favourite whisky, I must admit. Laphroaig is one of the first brands I have tasted and it was a love at first taste.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9350/99
    Color
    solid gold!
    Nose
    different each time. peat, some fresh bandages, and i swear i smell the coconut but can't taste it. i could do this 10 times and come up with 10 different answers.?!
    Body
    haha i'm on my 3rd glass. there will be a 4th. medium body eh, a bit oily. good heavens this is nice. i'm an american typing with a scottish accent hehe!
    Palate
    geez us i'm not worthy. bacon, campfire, smoked salmon with some kind of dijon mustard in the background, yeah this bugger says pour another dram. a bit salty, this dram deserves a proper name, like sailor mike. i likes women.
    Finish
    long. and i mean like a longshoreman after a 6 month voyage. this is a conservative 93. by the way, i doubt this post will see the light of day but that's me.

    yeah alright, so this is about my 10th review and i still haven't registered a username. i love islays! the QC is no exception. loves me some lag 16 and the ardbeg uiggeadail. i recently tried the talisker 10 after a glorious meal at a brazillian steakhouse and it was heaven. this QC has got to be in my top 5. homeslice will be buying it again, and again...as they say.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Loyalist

    9250/99
    Color
    bright yellow
    Nose
    Orange and citrus. Peat is there but hidden by the medicinal smell.
    Body
    A punch in the face. Complex and overpowering.
    Palate
    The Islay are not for beginners. Salt, peat, iodine, burning groundhogs.
    Finish
    Resolves to a buttery peat and iodine and is still there 20 minutes later

    When I was a kid we lived in the country. One of my jobs was to burn our garbage in a pit. One day my father shot a groundhog and told me to burn the body in the pit. It took several attempts and after a week or so the smell of that carcass was exactly like this whisky - and that, oddly enough, is not a bad thing.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Speysider

    8650/99
    Color
    Lightish
    Nose
    Pow. You been peat-slapped.
    Body
    Penetrating. Electric.
    Palate
    Bright. Salty but sweet. A touch fruity. Iodine - yes, but not overwhelming.
    Finish
    Not only a long finish, but actually gains momentum after you swallow. Big burst of sweet honey, ginger, cayenne.
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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Scotchaliver

    9350/99
    Color
    Golden
    Nose
    What heaven would smell like if a wild fire broke out. A perfect blend of salt & smoke.
    Body
    Light bodied with a bold presence.
    Palate
    Smoke, smoke, smoke, & more smoke with some petite pettiness. Every major Islay aspect on steroids. My mouth waters long before and after each sip.
    Finish
    Bold and smokey. Starts off strong, lasts for a great while, then slows down at the end when the less smokey undertones dye off. Very complex for its age.

    One of the best!!! The nose is to die for and the palate & finish are twice as nice. Worth three times the price. Powerfully peaty with a hint of sweetness at the end. You will taste its goodness long after it makes its way down... ONLY thing I've ever tasted in the 90 range.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Ephnright

    9050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Heavy smoke and peat. Nothing else tastes like it.
    Body
    Very full bodied, very smoky. A drop or two of water helps with taste.
    Palate
    Peat and smoke to the max. Very unique. A great islay whisky. Brace yourself.
    Finish
    Strong to the end.

    Not for the faint of heart,but, a fantastic experience. You'll love it or not try it again. I love it.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Eye-lah Guy

    9550/99
    Color
    Golden sepia in the glass
    Nose
    Coastal spray of relentless peat
    Body
    Sultry, with a sheer set of legs
    Palate
    Sea salty with an all-out affront of hospital iodine; the slightest hint of malty brown sugar sweetness gives way to brutally intense white oak, followed by a seemingly microsecond confluence of every single olfaction thus far...
    Finish
    Ringing finish which quakes your gut and sends you spinning in a centrifuge where your insides are out and you're punch-drunk - even prior to the onset of the second finish. That's right - while you regain balance from the first K/O on shaky foundation, you are embraced, warm and familiar; it’s like you've been saved from the bowels of Hell by Divinity; comfort envelops you as you wallow in it's warm afterglow...

    All I can say is, HolyShitte, this is everything you expect from Laphroig and anything you ever were left longing for after the standard 10 year. Head and shoulders above it's more popular version, which ain't no slouch itself. I'm still reeling. This just entered my top 5 whisky's of all time.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Trevor Lynch

    9150/99
    Color
    wood filled with water, amber.
    Nose
    Peat smoke, smashed coconut, light fruit, vanilla extract and water.
    Body
    Full bodied surprisingly, really fills the palate, great arrival. Very calm...the calm before the storm.
    Palate
    Sea air while standing next to a fire. Medicinal. Again, coconut hints. Very light fruit notes, marshmallows.
    Finish
    BOOM! Storm of peat smoke. Fantastic! Very complex. BBQ and coconuts., smokey very smiley, feels like I just hit a nice cigar and then a light fruit rind taste remains with the smoke. Looong. Groovy.

    An adventure into Islay. Cannont believe this is such a young whisky. The finish is heavenly. It's like your drinking Islay when it explodes at the end

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by DoubleWhiskeyCokeNoIce

    9450/99
    Color
    The top of John Hammond's cane in Jurassic park
    Nose
    Smoke, honey, slightly woody.
    Body
    Surprisingly smooth, totally non-abrasive and mellow. Thick but not heavy.
    Palate
    Peat-filled but not campfire, more of a roasted flavor. Crisp and clean, a little salt and a touch of brown sugar.
    Finish
    Long and awesome. Take a breath and it leaves the back of your throat cool similar to taking a breath in after a peppermint.

    Magic in a bottle right here. It's like a wizard funneled his tears for everyone to enjoy.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9450/99
    Color
    straw
    Nose
    Smokey, iodine, a a lot of salty ocean
    Body
    oily and rich
    Palate
    like eating a peat bog. but in a good way
    Finish
    the smoke stays with you for a long time after you finish

    My favorite whiskey out there. And One you can drink everyday

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    Light fireweed honey
    Nose
    Smokey but subtle, touch of iodine, salty air, nutty like sunflower seeds with a hint of wildflower
    Body
    Oily which works great here
    Palate
    Initial sweetness gets washed away by malt and salty sea. Let it linger a bit longer and it shows you more earth but in a refined manner.l
    Finish
    Shorter but more memorable finish than the ten. Just enough heat neat. This is special!

    Was fortunate enough to try it side by side with the 10.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    Very clear amber. Delicious honey colors, looks smooth (and is)
    Nose
    The fresh scent of a new book, campfire smoke, alcohol, and a touch of fruit
    Body
    smooth, creamy almost, an array of flavors flows throughout the mouth gently stinging the nostrils.
    Palate
    Campfire smoke, wood, leather, slight citrus, sea salt
    Finish
    Very long finish, smooth and long. Tingles the back of the throat gently and leaves me with a taste of smoked wood.

    Fine, fine whiskey! would highly recomend

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Bacon

    9050/99
    Color
    pale amber
    Nose
    Peat, Smoke, a tad bit on the fruity side. reminiscent of costal mist.
    Body
    Full
    Palate
    A splash of 02 does nicely, nice, peat, a bit spicier than the 10, woody, a little sweeter, fruity.
    Finish
    Long, explosive, evolving, quite satisfying.

    Well mom, it's like this see? Yes indeed! I like the 10 better, but this is marvelous!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Quisnic

    9650/99
    Color
    Pale Amber/gold
    Nose
    Agreeably medicinal, wonderully smokey
    Body
    Full Bodied...Lovely
    Palate
    Iodine/Medicinal, Smoke... Delicious!
    Finish
    Long lasting and leave you wanting more.

    Peat monster.. This is my new go to scotch and the price is right!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Dexter73

    9150/99
    Color
    Pale amber
    Nose
    Smoke, peat, burning wood, oil, vanilla, coconut, honey
    Body
    Velvet, thick, oily, honey cream
    Palate
    Rush of peat and smoke, giving way to phenolic flavours and hint of honey. A slight undesired hint of alcohol and menthol towards the middle that is overpowered by peat again towards the end.
    Finish
    Long finish with peat giving away slowly to subtler flavours of coconut and vanilla. However the burnt ashy taste lingers in the background for long

    A peat monster with a coconut/nutty touch. Tasting carred out after a few drops of water were added and hand-warmed for a few minutes for the whisky to open-up.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Radudani

    9250/99
    Color
    light gold
    Nose
    aromated smoke, alcohol, oak, salt, marine
    Body
    creamy, strong, rounded
    Palate
    pleasant peat, salty, woody, iodine, spices
    Finish
    Long, oak dry, warming, inviting

    Proababily the best among those more accesible. It deserves a beter average score than 90, as half of the reviews are over 90 and the only one at score 50 is completely out of the normal dispersion (standard deviation) of the rest of the reviews.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    Amber -2
    Nose
    Typical medicinal laphroaig but fruitier. Lemony, burnt apples, and sea salt.
    Body
    Medium bodied to light. Shows it's a young whisky indeed.
    Palate
    Again, lemony, fruity like apples, oranges, and less medicinal like the original Lap 10.
    Finish
    Finish stays but not as long as the regular 10 or the cask strength 10.

    The QC of laphroaig in my opinion seemed lacking if not half baked... I'd rather spend the much more affordable Lap 10 or upgrade to the CS 10 instead... The QC is decent but it won't be an everyday sipper for me...

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Sideburns

    9550/99
    Color
    Golden sunset.
    Nose
    Smoke and alcohol. Intense smoke. I mean like a delicious smokey barbecue using Hawaiian keawe wood. It fills the room.
    Body
    Oily thick full bodied.
    Palate
    It's a peat/smoke heaven with wood. Smooth with a tinge of sweet maltiness.
    Finish
    Nice long finish that leaves you smacking your lips long after it goes down. Afterwhich, you are just compelled to do it all over again.

    Wow. This a peat monster. I love Islay single malts and this is on the top of my list. I'm sure there are more layers of flavor in it but they get over powered by the intense peat/smoke/wood taste. Very delicious. Laphroaig rules! It saddens me a little bit because all my other favorites (Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail, Lagavulin 16, Talisker 10) just pales against it as far as intensity is concerned.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Similar to the skin tone of a beautiful thai girl on the beach.
    Nose
    Oak, peat, alluring
    Body
    Full bodied similar to a Sumo wrestler. It packs a wonderful punch.
    Palate
    Warmth, oak, salty, a welcome assault of the taste buds.
    Finish
    A long finish that often prompts me to have another wee dram!

    A fabulous whisky that should all be given to me!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Eugene

    9350/99
    Color
    Golden Amber
    Nose
    Bonfires, drying peat, oily burning wood
    Body
    Crisp, wet. Not as thick as the 10yr.
    Palate
    Subtly sweet like milk from a bowl of sugared-cereal. A hefty gulp of smoke follows.
    Finish
    Long, slightly ashy. Traces of barley after the sweetness has gone away.

    Less sweet, less medicinal. More smoke, more wood than the 10yr. More elemental too, but not as raw. The flavors are more distinct and less muddled. Less alcohol burn despite being bottled at higher ABV.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9750/99
    Color
    Golden Amber
    Nose
    Medicinal, with a faint trace of fine pipe tobacco...
    Body
    Pure nectar, a wonderful feel, slightly syrupy...rich and luxurious
    Palate
    Slightly salty, dazzling smokiness, with the faintest traces of vanilla and almonds...
    Finish
    A wonderful afterglow, extremely long and satisfying....A kingly Islay malt that will put a smile on your face

    Not for the inexperienced....must be sipped from a Glencairn nosing glass to truly be appreciated...a monstrously good scotch...highly addictive to Islay scotch fans..sure to be a favorite among the purists

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9850/99
    Color
    penny
    Nose
    Peat peat and more peat
    Body
    Think
    Palate
    More peat, but in a great way
    Finish
    It is a very warm finish that is long and lingering.

    So I hated Laphroaig 10 at first but after a few fingers of it, I fell in love. The quarter cask is even better. Its so unique and its amazing the 180 degree turn I did on this. If at first you dont like it, Give it a few more chances, you will love it.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    5050/99
    Color
    what am I, Martha Stewart?
    Nose
    smoke and oak.
    Body
    thinner, slightly more viscous than Laphroaig 10, due to the higher alcohol content
    Palate
    Laphroaig peat, Tarred railroad ties, after the rain. Burning wet oak. This is the only thing you will taste for about 20 minutes.

    I am a huge fan of the Laphroaig 10, and Ardbeg, as well. But this malt goes too far. If you've ever wanted to drink a barrel, this is the scotch for you.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    8950/99
    Color
    Golden amber.
    Nose
    Signature laphroaig smell. Islay at your doorsteps type feeling when smelled.
    Body
    Thick and full bodied.
    Palate
    Earthy, big peat, smokey, sea salt, briny, seaweed, sashimi driven, soap, and fresh dirt.
    Finish
    Wonderful finish with a smooth lasting flavor for every sip.

    An improvement for the 10 year old. The quarter cask has become my every day sampler.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    8750/99
    Color
    Golden amber
    Nose
    Peat, iodine, vaguely floral at the back. Very distinctive.
    Body
    Elegant. Supple without being syrup.
    Palate
    Not sure but the first time I tried it, I was grinning like a madman. Happens every time...
    Finish
    Goes on and on and on. Remarkable. Changes markedly with water (not my preferred way).

    One of the most extraordinary tastes in my life. Quite unique.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Carl Hagen

    9750/99
    Color
    Amber/Gold
    Nose
    Bandaid at first, settling into intense smoke and peat
    Body
    Beautifully thick and smooth, syrup like with a taste of honey. Almost like a liqueur, say a Drambuie consistency. Utterly delightful!
    Palate
    Remarkably smooth for a taste of peat and smoke. Astonishing smoothness, in fact.
    Finish
    Talk about a conflict of the senses! Extreme smokiness with unbelievable smoothness!

    Amazing! The first time I poured it into a glass, I was reminded of a box of bandaids. It gradually levelled off to smokiness. Matter of fact, there was a huge fire at a building down the street yesterday. I likened the smell in the air to a whiff of Laphroaig! When this settles down in the glass, I cannot imagine a smoother, more refined whisky. It just blows me away, how something that smells at times like a dirty ashtray, can be so satisfying. I have tried a few single malts, but nothing comes close to this. When I roll it around in my mouth, I feel like I am in Heaven! For a malt with such an intense beginning, the palate and finish are each a paradox!I could do on and on about the marvels of this single malt. Magical! Marvelous! Miraculous!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    LIGHT GOLDEN/AMBER
    Nose
    HEAVY SMOKE, PEAT, SALT, EARTH, IODINE
    Body
    WET, FULL, STRONG
    Palate
    PEAT, SMOKE, SALT
    Finish
    VERY LONG AND WARM FINISH

    ROBBIE

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9650/99
    Color
    Light golden
    Nose
    Earthen fire
    Body
    Soft
    Palate
    Tangy, Ocean spray upon a Galleon
    Finish
    Alcohol hits a few seconds in, crescends, then drifts away like a surfing wave.

    Exceptional whisky, an intenser version of Laphroaig 10

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Wtl.base

    9150/99
    Color
    Light amber
    Nose
    Initially very medicinal (friend: "Is this whisky?"); peat, smoke and iodine. Then fermented fruit and citrus. With a drop of water it becomes even more complex. Kiwifruit? Heavy brine, peat and smoke in the empty glass.
    Body
    Medium
    Palate
    Confirms the nose; also some pepper. Not sweet; the malt is quite subdued. A drop of water brings out more fruitiness. Too much water shuts out the peat.
    Finish
    Very long. Dry smoke.

    This Laphroaig is bolder, more complex and more interesting than the 40% 10yo. It's quite in your face, and I find it very easy to enjoy. Delightful!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by ColoradoDram

    9050/99
    Color
    Gold/Light Amber.
    Nose
    Familiar cooked fruit, smoke is more subtle than other Laphroaigs, leaning more toward ashy charcoal.
    Body
    Medium-full bodied, medium oily on the tongue.
    Palate
    Saliva-inducing fruit and smoke, though a bit weighted towards the smoke, high ABV prickle and outright numbing if you roll it around too long.
    Finish
    Youthful attack, quite long for what seems to be 8 to 9 years smooth, old bitter oak comes through later with a dry afterbreath.

    A Laphroaig with attitude to satisfy Murray's cast of everything-Ardbeg. What was always a live campfire promised by Laphroaig has moved to an ashy afterburn. Excellent indeed, but the balance promised by the nose fails to overcome the smoky dominance, leaving this just short of classic.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    amber
    Nose
    Heavy smoke, Peat, Earth, Hospital
    Body
    oily and pungent
    Palate
    peat, Iodine,
    Finish
    very long

    Excellent - great with a cigar as it amplifies the smoke.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by FlyingScot

    9150/99
    Color
    Pale Amber
    Nose
    Smoke, Peat
    Body
    Full, creamy
    Palate
    Peat, smoke, more peat
    Finish
    Nice, long and warming. If water is added, the smoky finish lasts longer

    Awesome, my favorite of all the whiskies so far

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9350/99
    Color
    orange gemstone
    Nose
    Alcohol, sweet, clean, sarsaparilla, caramel, carnival air.
    Body
    consistently dense body.
    Palate
    sugar which builds yet savory, salty, malt, alcohol, cocoa, caramel, vegetatation, some smoke.
    Finish
    lingers as it evolves; sweetens yet warms the pallet.

    Very well constructed. A quality dram, rich, and flavorful. An experience.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9150/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Smoke, Leather, Barn Hay
    Body
    Full
    Palate
    Smoke, salt, rubber.
    Finish
    long, building smoke.

    Epic length, like drinking a delicious oak campfire.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Williamson

    9350/99
    Color
    Gold
    Nose
    Oh, how vibrant. Good iodine and oak. Breathe closer and find earth and forest. Water it and find yourself getting lost in some beautiful citrus notes.
    Body
    Stormy, full bodied and weighty.
    Palate
    Big earth, with prominent peat and oak just lurking underneath, supported by the littlest hint of sweet malt. I have always thought of this one as campfire-like.
    Finish
    Ridiculously long, this campfire was built to last. Great peat and smoke with a touch of honey. The earth that comes with is just amazing.

    Watered down or not, this is simply amazing. A perfect chord, with perfect balance, unique taste, and an endless finish. Can't be missed.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Prosper

    9450/99
    Color
    golden amber
    Nose
    smoke, peat, malt grain, salt, iodine
    Body
    full bodied; medium-strong.
    Palate
    tastes like the sea. There is smoky peatiness present, but not as present as in the normal Laphroaig. Malty-sweet undertones
    Finish
    long, even, warm finish, Nicely balanced

    This one certainly IS a keeper. Surprisingly smooth and mature tasting for such a relatively young whisky.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9350/99
    Color
    wheat field
    Nose
    phenolic but lighter than standard laphroaig
    Body
    smooth and quite heavy in texture, the cask strength giving it considerable length of texture
    Palate
    Reminiscient of beached seaweed. Iodine precariously but perfectly balanced by the high strength alcohol.
    Finish
    a slight warmth in the finish but the phenol and iodine lingers. Very long finish.

    A real classic at a good price point. This is one to keep, if you can resist the temptation. To me Laphroiag is the glorious epitome of character in malts and this is a more refined version of the essential parts of this distillary's output. Of course there are better but not at this price...

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    amber gold
    Nose
    Peat, sea salt, bit of iodine, finish off with sweet.
    Body
    wet full strong
    Palate
    So many complex flavors, you need to sample a few times to enjoy them all.
    Finish
    long lasting taste that starts off powerful and slowly drifts into sweet. after about 10mins you can still taste the sea.

    Man i love this Whisky. Laphroaig with so much flavor!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Smoke, peat, salt, iodine
    Body
    Strong, full
    Palate
    Strong peat, smoke, slight sweetness
    Finish
    Smokey burn sums it up

    This is whisky that will fight you and WIN. Not for the casual whisk(e)y sampler, Laphroaig is definitely for the mature palate. Once you've lost a few rounds to it though, you begin to appreciate the complex flavous more.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Saul

    9050/99
    Color
    A new penny
    Nose
    Overpowering phenols, Salt
    Body
    Wet, Full, Soft
    Palate
    Salt, Peat, Wood smoke, Burning driftwood
    Finish
    Cool, Long lasting, Astringent flavours throughout, Pleasingly even

    I will drink this again. To the mature palate, this is Laphroaig againt for the first time.

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Colin

    9150/99
    Color
    Pure Gold
    Nose
    Smokey, Stingy, Lots of salt, Peat, Earth, Iodine. Much more iodine watered.
    Body
    Wet, Full, Strong
    Palate
    Amazing! A kick in the face of peat and smoke, Hard candy.
    Finish
    Hot and bursty. Long. A smokey burn. Iodine. The smoke stays for a long time.

    This is Laphroaig++. The kick of a good Ardbeg with a Laphroaig palate. What a nose!

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    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Review by Fyoder

    8950/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Smokey, Sea-salt, Rubber, Intoxicating
    Body
    Thin, Dry
    Palate
    It tastes like it smells. Salty, Smokey, Rubber.
    Finish
    A medium smokey burn.

    If you like smokey and salty, this scotch is for you.

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