Gouden Carolus 2011 Single Anker Cask Finish

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
07 years old
Bourbon Cask + Het Anker Cask Finish
Number of bottles
65.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottled for
25yrs Bresser & Timmer
be Belgium
Added on
24 Oct 2018 9:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 526.28

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Whisky Reviews for Gouden Carolus 2011 Single Anker Cask Finish

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 points

  1. Thibaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I see here absurd ratings for this whisky 98/100 really? This is not bad but 70 euro for 50cl is just overpriced. Finish is short and afterwards you only taste alcohol. Tried a lot of gouden carolus and quality is overall mediocre same with this again.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Christmas Dram
    In Blaasveld (Belgium) the brewery Het Anker continues to distill their prize-winning Gouden Carolus whisky. They just released their 5th anniversary edition ‘Victor’. But for the 25th anniversary of Bresser & Timmer – famous importer in Holland – they bottled a single cask from 2011. 350 bottles at 65.0% went up north. The whisky first matured for 32 months on a former first fill bourbon cask and then was finished (or is that a second maturation?) of 53 months on a so-called Het Anker cask.
    Dark, sweet and succulent nose on baked apples, tarte-tatin, old port and cinnamon. I hear Christmas bells in the back of my mind.
    Nicely oily and round. Very sweet on apricots, baked apples, nectarine and a truckload of honey. Piquant on nutmeg and black pepper. A nice bitter touch of oak. Does not need water, which I like. The second sip offers some eucalyptus, molded wood and cuberdons.
    The finish is very long, dark and sweet and spicy.
    I think I have just tasted the best Gouden Carolus single malt to date. But 65 EUR for half a liter is quite expensive.

  3. REGISRO scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Nose powerful and flowery, The apple ..., on the palate good length it has a good palette of aromas The apple ... Vanilla, apricot, a little wood ....., ending on a wood and caramel
    • Nose
      94 94
      Green apple, lemon, caramel
    • Taste
      96 96
      fruit type citrus, apple, apricot, nectarine pepper, honey, nutmeg, wood
    • Finish
      95 95
      Vanilla, Caffé, Honey, Flower

  4. ArthurHaver scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A fruit explosion with a Finnish that is particularly long. Delicious with a little water

  5. Steven79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. DavidH. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is one strange whisky... very bourbon nose (like Jim Beam 12), finish and taste not very flabbergasting
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Jimbeau scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet nose full of apple pie, cinnamon and vanilla. The high abv is a bit too prominent unfortunately
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweetness continues with again the apples, cinnamon and honey. Then the pepper kicks in. Second sip after being adjusted to the alcohol shows a smoother and more layered taste with butter and some oak
    • Finish
      83 83
      Very warm, peppery and dry finish. Not as long as I would have expected it to last.


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