Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2009 3YO 50.5% abv

p1000852Nose: There are signs of youth with some yeast/wort. It is also fairly light. Pork rinds, ash and coal, brine, caramel chews, seared scollops.
Palate: Again fairly mellow for 50.5%. Lots of natural caramel, pepper, pork crackling, ash, diesel, lemon, oregano, some candyness, menthol.
Finish: Pork rinds, caramel, menthol, oak, ash/tar, some hot spices then sweet fizzyness.
Last Word: Ok I was expecting to be blown away the way I was when I first tasted the Chichibu Newborn Heavily Peated. Didn’t quite work out that way as this is a more tempered experience. Still quite amazing for the age, the flavors have become more concentrated after a couple of months open.
Rating: 86/100

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