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What is your "Taster" profile?

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@Robert99
Robert99 started a discussion

Shouldn't we all have on our profile our taster profile. I mean, since we don't taste the same thing how can our reviews mean a thing to ohers? So, why don't we tell everybody what are the flavors we detect easily and what are the ones we don't and sometime we also need to define some flavors terms we are using.

Let me be the first shooter. I, myself, can easily detect banana, some floral notes (rose and violet) and some spices (nutmeg, clove, and pepper). On the other side, I will almost never refered to apple to describe a whisky because I can dissociate an acid taste from my idea of what an apple taste and I am sure that is not what the others are refering to. Honey is another term I will not use to describe a sweet taste except if you have also a waxy feeling and taste like with Clynelish for example. That's it. Maybe people will understand more the way I am reviewing whiskies after this coming out. Now, it' your turn!

9 years ago

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@FMichael
FMichael replied

To me it's honey - vanilla - cinnamon - nutmeg - malt - toffee - grassy - heather - citrus lemon - smoke - berries.

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@FMichael
FMichael replied

I forgot salty - which is strange since I love the saltiness of the Old Pulteney/Clynelish/Oban malts.

9 years ago 0

@hunggar
hunggar replied

@FMichael pretty much covered it, those are my go-to descriptors too. I'll also throw in anise, sultanas or raisins, nuts, tobacco, earth, and caramel. Those seem to pop up a lot for me.

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@FMichael
FMichael replied

@hunggar Raisins - yes!...Another flavor I've found with sherry matured whisky...

9 years ago 0

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