Review #314 – Charbay III
Whiskey Network Review #314 | /r/Bourbon Review #178 – Charbay III, 132.4pf | 66.2% ABV
Another insane product from Charbay, Small batch, huge price, yadda yadda…you know the drill.
Mash: Barley beer, additional hops
ABV: 66.2% | 132.4 pf
Maturation: Combination charred oak (6yrs), steel vessel (8yrs)
Source: /r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Hops, toffee, stouty, hoppy and almost hempy nose. Huge hybrid of weed and boozy hops. A little fungal. No, a lot fungal.
Taste: Sweet, toffee, caramel, sugary. Funky, hoppy and vegetal. Thick oily mouthfeel, very pleasant for the proof. Syrupy.
Finish: Long and complex. Vegetal, sweet, really funky
Overall: This is also insanely unique. Unlike the BC pick, this is definitely more funky, hempy, vegetal, way out in left field strange. I like it though, and I think that, while, it can’t compete with the Bourbon Crusaders pick, it’s still very good product. Delicious. Unique. I’m going to give it a Rank 8
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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 | This is a good, solid daily.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite