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Compass Box Great King Street - Artist's Blend

Easy and soft malt, but disjointed

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nReview by @numen

5th Jul 2013

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Nose: Ah yes, this seems to be a rather more delicate number. Light smoke, vanilla, lemon extract (more than the fruit), waxiness, and that candied barley. Still fairly malty. Sugary frosting. It's very sweet to me. Eventually there's more creamy vanilla, almost like a light-fruit orange sherbert.

Palate: Creamier with more diverse fruit notes than on the nose. Peach, apricot, melon, and honeydew. Oak is definitely there, hitting rather big in the mid-palate and back of the tongue. Less complex than the Oak Cross, but a bit more together and with fewer rough edges. Otherwise, fairly in keeping with the nose.

Finish: Hmm, a bit of a quick finisher. Pleasant and soft. Sweet, sugary at points, and malty. The oak is present, though it's a bit disjointed. If the finish were longer, this would surpass the Oak Cross, but it's just too brief for me.

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