Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
07 years old
Imperial stout cask
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
30 sep 2018 3:05 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2707.62

29 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Chichibu 2011

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.67 points.

  1. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      wool coat closet, red berry compote, red ale, licorice and vanilla extract, bready Challah, daisies, beery. Some brown bowl and a bit of caraway and rye. A bit of musk and must. Boxwood, banana, papaya and dried passionfruit. A touch of white raspberry and apricots.

      On the second tasting, fennel, hops, applesauce and Martinelli‘s, then some candles and lotion; waxed wood, vanilla cream soda, and something a bit vegetal. Then, caramel creams and crème brûlée. Honeys and hops come in waves with a bit of banana bread in the background Manuka honey and some small pink flowers. Oxidation has brought out more honeyed, caramel, and some deeper notes.

      With water, rye and caraway and a bit of wax, like claim wish. Caramel, deeper floral notes of rose oil or some thing. It’s hoppy too, almost some hemp, honey. With more water: coffee and some sourness more hemp, raspberries and roses. Aged vanilla beans.
    • Taste
      89 89
      malty, some hops and honey, caraway, rye. Pebbly a big burst of Ale-y hoppy floral sweetness. Very malty. With water more mild a bit of stone fruit, oily rock dust. With water the Chichibu distillate emerges much more a bit of that powdery pebbly slightly floral or perfumed background to it.
    • Finish
      90 90
      round, malty, a bit of beers and honey, some vanilla, oily and long. With water it adds rounded pineapple and dried mango notes to the finish

  2. Gil firth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great cask influence. A bit smokey. Grapefruit. Mocha. Full of flavour. Love the sample i had.

  3. TomP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    This is comprised of 7 years maturation in bourbon with a 4 year IPA finish. “Oaww!”, exclaims Dave Broom. Whilst walking away smiling, he turns his head and casually offers to the sky “Whisky of the Festival!”. I proceed with anticipation and haste, as we are nearing the end of the day.

    N: Possesses such vibrant & candid toffee & caramel notes, it’s untrue - like someone melted some Werther’s Originals into my glass.
    T: Caramel, toffee-d pear [apparently one of the distillery character notes], and an illusion of some Mizunara and/or chestnut wood vibes.
    F: Plenty of interesting nuttiness.
    C: Cracking stuff, this stout-inspired cask works a treat.

    Scores an A-


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