vanilla
apple
peach
citrus
bittersweet
woody
fruit
chocolate
orange peel
Spiral Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky

Gouden Carolus
Belgian Single Malt Whisky
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh aromas of fruits, citrus, vanilla and crème brûlée.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full and balanced taste with notes of wood, peach, apple and vanilla.
 
Finish
Short finish with a bittersweet balance.
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Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky is adored for its vanilla, apple, peach and citrus flavor notes.

This Belgian Whisky is carefully distilled at Het Anker distillery, Belgium.

Based on 593 votes, the average rating for Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky is 6.7/10.

Top reviews for Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky:

— Great!!!

— Smells like apples, taste like sweet fruit and peaches. I love it!

— Woah can taste all the fruit, just very good and smooth. Love this!!!

Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 46%)


6.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky
James
James,
A very unique whiskey which I enjoyed. Strong vanilla - on the nose and on the tongue. Not very complex but easy to drink and smooth
 
Joel
Joel,
I got this in a tasting box and wasn't sure what to expect but I absolutely loved this. Very smooth, interesting chocolatey taste. Oddly I didn't really pick up on any vanilla. Good stuff...would buy.
 
Odessa
Odessa,
Awful, just awful. I tried mixing it with coke and, nope, still awful
 
Scott
Scott,
Very solid. I’m a fan
 
Venables
Venables,
I loved this after the first couple sips. The more I drank it the more it tastes like chocolate. Kind of weird.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
First taste hit is the sweet vanilla then the woody and chocolate flavors come forward as an aftertaste. Smooth with nearly no burn. Didn’t love the woody chocolate aftertaste. Adding water obscures the sweet vanilla flavors and bring the woody chocolate front and center.
 
Ken
Ken,
Soft in the mouth, hot at swallow with some sort of musty flavor, nondescript down the throat. Strange but not totally awful.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Lots of flavors very pleasant.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Nice and sweet whiskey
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Very smooth
 
Travis
Travis,
Tastes like I got done chewing on a bitter rotten piece of wood. Not a fan at all.
 
Alec
Alec,
I would politely drink this if offered at someone's home but it's not my jam. I get burnt orange and leather mitt finish.
 
Mike
Mike,
Smooth. Strong character. Vanilla and citrus Flavors really come out in this whiskey.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Delicious with a smooth finish
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Tons of vanilla and a hint of orange. Comes on sweet but then sneaks up behind you with a potent alcohol burn.
 
jerry
jerry,
A little sweet at the start mildly smooth finish
 
Robert
Robert,
Hints of orange, a bit of a burn. A fine whiskey but nothing special to me.
 
Travis
Travis,
Good initial smell but at first taste it took me back to my swisher sweet smoking days. Once you get past the smoker tobacco sensation it does bring out orange and chocolate leaving you with a thick mouthfeel. Just not my taste preference but someone who smokes would find it a familiar comfort with rich flavor
 
Kent
Kent,
Just pleasant, ...
 
Frank
Frank,
Fruity, muscato, feminine whiskey.
 
Steve
Steve,
Tasted like flat beer someone added pure grain spirits to in an attempt to make it "whiskey". Only had a sample and gave me flat beer burps for hours.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Better than I was expecting. Added a bottle to home bar.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nose: Cooked mash and grainy. Some vanilla and stone fruits as well. A sweetness that is usually found in heavier malted spirits. Palate: More vanilla and an oakiness hits first but a citrus hoppiness quickly dominates the palate. Finish: It has the chocolate covered orange peel taste. Sweet with a citrus bitterness that tends to linger long but improves as it does so.
 
Scott
Scott,
Smooth, good scent and flavor. A solid single malt.
 
Andres
Andres,
Hints of Apple and peach. Not my style
 
Hunt
Hunt,
Orange finish. Great bottle.
 
Eric
Eric,
Hits the roof of your mouth, and bitter with a little orange finish
 
Devlin
Devlin,
I really enjoyed this Belgian Single Malt, big vanilla and fruit throughout, hints of wood on the finish, super unique.
 
John
John,
I think this is woodier than advertised. Not a lot of vanilla. Bittersweet for sure. Bit of orange peel. Almost savory.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Rich with Apple/peach/and even some maple syrup type flavor. More comparable to a bourbon than a scotch in sweetness
 
Ethan
Ethan,
Don’t know why but tastes like fall in the best way possible
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
It’s all right...
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Solid choice. Very smooth.
 
Justin
Justin,
Not my usual style but I really enjoyed it
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Great pour! Big biscuit nose with a bit of oak/wood. The initial palate is a little small and simple vanilla, but opens up really excitingly to a big chocolate flavor. Probably the biggest chocolate note I’ve gotten in a spirit. From Belgium, make sense, ha! Really love that finish, some nice wood and i do get the orange too.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
When I did the taste test the first sip was strong and I didn’t think I liked it. But when I poured half of the tester into a glass with cooling rocks and drank it neat it was very good. I found that the apple flavor was definitely there along with the peach, bitter sweet and Woody flavors. I did not taste the vanilla very well. Overall this is a good single malt whiskey. A little pricey but definitely on my list.
 
Brian
Brian,
I don't care for this one, but it's probably not the whiskey's fault -- I'm not very experienced with Scotch whiskeys, but I think this might resemble one. Maybe it's the woody character.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Great aroma! Smooth.
 
Tom
Tom,
Very good. Strong. Caramel
 
Derrick
Derrick,
Fruit forward. Notes of chocolate. Very drinkable.
 
Michael
Michael,
A little too fruity for me.
 
Robert
Robert,
Quite enjoyed the sample; longlisting it for a buy. Found it very chewy and toasted-biscuity; IDK if that was suggestion because the Welsh sample in the pack claimed to have that note, but I didn't get it there as much. Anyway it makes sense that this one would be bready since it's from Belgian beer malts. Kind of like whisky comfort food; I'm into it.
 
Holly
Holly,
Fruity and sweet with earth tones.
 
Michael
Michael,
Great!!!
 
Angelo
Angelo,
I tried this in a tasting pack, and ended up buying a bottle. I think this whiskey drinks inconsistently. Sometimes, it's delicious and warm vanilla, with varied fruits, but sometimes it's straight bitter. When it's right, it's a delight, but after the first few pours, I've had a variety of experiences in one bottle.
 
David
David,
Yellow gold with moderate legs and rim. Nose is yeasty sweetness, a bit tight but can smell some bitterness of dutch cocoa powder. Palate very grain forward - toasty cereal. Pure beer flavor on the finish. Mouthfeel is oily and full-bodied. Unique to be sure, so worth a try. If you like ales you'll probably love this, too.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Strong sting up front , bitter after taste , aromatic but gives a false impression on the taste... not a big fan .
 
Derrick
Derrick,
Nice flavor with a smooth aftertaste. Loved it.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smooth and fruity. Interesting taste but I am glad it was a sample and not a full bottle.
 
Jason
Jason,
Nice nose. Middle notes were spicy and fruity with long lasting mild burn. Smooth finish. Couple drops of water mellowed the middle burn. Nice overall.
 
Angela
Angela,
Somehow I got a very spicy taste, which I wasnt a fan of.
 
Shauna
Shauna,
Smells like apples, taste like sweet fruit and peaches. I love it!
 
Odessa
Odessa,
After taste is bitter.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Not much to it early on and has a harsh bitter after taste that lingers. It's very okay
 
Paul
Paul,
Not my jam. Aftertaste leaves a woody taste. Smooth but I’d pass this one up.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Definitely taste the Belgian influence. Smooth and rich whiskey.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Too woody for my tastes. Smooth finish though
 
Dimitri
Dimitri,
This one is very strange and surprising. The nose and palate are quite pleasant and fruity. The finish is extremely surprising with a strong hint of marijuana (!). Several of my friends who tasted it had the exact same impression.
 
arne
arne,
Unique, something funky herbal going on, kinda like it for its novelty
 
Kolton
Kolton,
Best on of the sample pack I picked up. Got the bottle for a buddy's birthday and even his coworkers and family made comments thanking me for it. Smooth and a little sweet. Great packaging as well to make that great first impression.
 
Sergio
Sergio,
It's a drink on the sweater side. It does have a citrus finish. I was able to taste some of the fruits in it. I would say it's a average drink on a daily. Not for special occasions.
 
Casey
Casey,
Wow. And not in a good way. Good to the nose but not the pallet. Bitey with a harsh finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
I like it, maybe not love it, but I like it. The start and middle are quite food, little bit fruity, and generally enjoyable. The end is...a little rough. The aftertaste is very pleasant though.
 
Chad
Chad,
Fruity and the most complex of the a taste of three whiskies tasters
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Fruit flavors of apple and peach come through. Great smelling, pleasantly smooth and enjoyable.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Nice smell... harsh finish
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Sweet nose, sweet start but gets tart soon. A little think but overall a very good flavor with complexity and just a hint of smoke. Will probably get this again
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, complex, Single Malt Whisky that has a fresh & aromatic birth; while a full & elegant life leads to a quick & bittersweet death with notes of chocolate, orange zest.
 
Mary
Mary,
Woah can taste all the fruit, just very good and smooth. Love this!!!
 
Brian
Brian,
Up, it's a light fruit nose and sharp lime on the palate with a long dessert wine-like finish. On the rocks, the nose is more complex and the palate more flashy, but less distinct.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Complex
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Apricots , complex
 
Todd
Todd,
Tastes like a blend of beer and whisky - a little heavier on the whisky. Interesting but I don’t need any more of it.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Finish is reminiscent of a Belgian beer
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a light gold color. Nose is rich with malt and vanilla. Deeper notes of oak and subtle fruit are also present. First sip is complex, with notes of vanilla, malt, brief flashes of bright fruit, and mild oak. Further sips have mild chocolate notes. Finish is a short burst of baking spice. Overall this a solid entry by a newer player. I look forward to future longer aged varieties of this offering.
 
John
John,
I like this one. Fruits are very prominent I sort of miss the vanilla. Jumps from Apple to woody then trails off with orange and chocolate.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Decent, but lacks a definitive punch of flavor that makes it distinct.
 
Angela
Angela,
Very fruity, a little planty.
 
Matt
Matt,
Very reminiscent of a Belgian beer...delicious!
 
Victor
Victor,
Sweet vanilla with apple and orange. Also get a nice oak taste.
 
Marguerite
Marguerite,
Interesting dram. Great aroma of vanilla. Taste is citrus and vanilla,but the citrus is interesting, almost like orange and lime
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Light apple on the nose. Much more apple on the taste, along with citrus playing through. The vanilla is overpowered by the apple and citrus, but this isn't a negative. There is orange peel lingering on the tongue with the aftertaste. This whisky is certainly sweet, but since it is entirely fruit based rather than caramel, honey, or chocolate like other whiskies it comes through as a pleasant novelty. Overall, this is an extremely unique whisky that is a lot of fun to drink!
 
Stefanie
Stefanie,
Right down the middle..smooth, smells and tastes of vanilla. Boring
 
Liz
Liz,
Aroma of citrus and apples but taste was less complex.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Delightfully smooth with notes of citrusy fruity vanilla. Would definitely buy again.
 
Sean
Sean,
Interesting, but a little too sour with all the citrus.
 
Carl
Carl,
Smooth and flavorful.
 
Austin
Austin,
A bit too floral for what I like.
 
Darren
Darren,
It’s ok. It’s just ok. Buy something else for the money, for pick this up if you ever find it for $40 bucks, but don’t drop $100 for it ever
 
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