2.92/5
RATING

Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Bourbon

15 Years Old
45% ABV
$91

We tasted Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Bourbon at Meeting No. 36 on May 28, 2015. We rated it 2.92 out of 5. Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Bourbon ranks 41st overall in Bourbon. At a street price of $91, this spirit is on the pricier side given the our rating of it.

Rating Details

AVERAGE
RATING
2.92/5
FOUNDERS
3.13/5
MEMBERS
2.83/5
AGREEMENT
VALUE
RANK
No. 41 of 43
RANK
No. 47 of 52
RATING BASED ON
13 Reviews
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Tasting Notes

First Tasted at Meeting No. 36 in May 2015

Joel  •   •  3.5

Sweet, spicy on the back of the tongue. Light start. Strong finish and easy to hold.

Elliott  •   •  3.5

Clove and cinnamon. Short and punchy. Spicy. Waxy finish. I think this is a great party whiskey. Though a little sour, I think this really pops and won't get tiring to drink.

Justin  •   •  3.5

Nothing to write home to mom about. Sticks around in your mouth and won't leave.

Jameson  •   •  3.0

Nose - soft leather, sweet vanilla. Taste - sour cherries, tartness. Finish - waxy, not smooth, strong oak.

Meru  •   •  3.0

Chalk, super vanilla, caramel, nose; beeswax, spicy, pepper, cocoa on the palate; a bit too candy sweet on the palate with a viscous mouthfeel

David S.  •   •  2.5

Sweet nose. Acidic in mouth. Finishes with a punch.

Kevin  •   •  2.5

Rounded fruit (cherry?) and maple notes on the first pass. Perhaps a little lean on the back edge. The maple notes linger all the way thru the finish. A little more heat up front than I expected. I think the leanness comes from over oaking, or extended time in barrel and a rye mashbill, I'm guessing. A few drops of water actuall further diminished this whiskey.

Greg  •   •  2.0

Nose - butterscotch, coconut, vanilla; taste - sour, dry, harsh, hot, astringent, tight cedar; long hot finish.

Gavin  •   •  2.0

Sweet sour rising to bite the back of the throat. Too thin. I need some meat on those bones.

2 other members rated this 3.5

1 other member rated this 3.0

1 other member rated this 2.5

 

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