Whiskey Network Review #180 | /r/Bourbon Review #98 Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20yr
Bottler: Diageo (Orphan Barrel)
ABV: 45.1% ABV
Age: 20 Years
Nose: Faint, mellow and not very robust. Malty, grainy and caramel heavy. Subdued leather, clove and mild brown sugar. Mild woody char.
Taste: Bananas? doughy, thin, astringent and mildly hot. Molasses, clove, leather, and brown sugar.
Finish: Medium but shortest of the three. Hot and punchy which was really a surprise,
Overall: You can tell by my lack of detail that I’m not horribly thrilled. For an old, expensive product this was nothing greater than an average dram. As a result of this, Barterhouse also gathers a 5 rating. It’s not bad, but it’s also not excellent.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect