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Smell: Vanilla, caramel, some spice, some alcohol (similar to Mount Gay XO)
Taste: Vanilla, fruits, bitterness (tastes similar to ron botran 18), nice aftertaste (fruit).
Not special, too bitter.
As with all Foursquare rums, this is another very smooth addition. It is nothing spectacular in the taste i found but it goes down really well.
Smagen er blød og afrundet med lidt fedme. Karamel Mørke krydderier peber røg.
I though, that I know enough about R. L. Seale rums. But this one surprised me. Its more pleasant and drinkable than Doorlys 12 or another one from Barbados MGXO. Though on the other hand its not that distinctive. I would recommend McCoy if you can find a bottle for a good price. One of the more pleasant non-sugared rums.
Anything from the Foursquare (Robert Seales is almost assured an excellent product.
I have all the McCoy's (3,5,12), except the limited edition 10 year.
Each is very good for it's age class.
Real rum, no additives.
Nice colour of Ron. End taste is bit sharper, like cinnamon could be felt. There is also a vanilla flavour but Ron is not so sweet. So the guys better drink it. It has full body. I like it. Empty glass after Ron is nice to smell like dried plums I feel. :-)
Had this on ice. Great sweet taste, this is a good one for the home.
The taste was a little too whiskey-like for me. Since I don't drink whiskey this wasn't the right rum for me at the moment.
The aroma offers no sweetness to my nose. Alcohol, fruity (orange?) and soft vanilla and oak. Quite warm on the palate but not hot. It's a very, very strong but smooth warmth. Very dry on the palate. A hint of natural sweetness initially but dries out very quickly and stays dry and woody. Hints of leather. As it sits in the glass and opens up a touch more sweetness comes through on the front end and a bit more oak character. This tastes like aged rum, no BS. Hints of oak, leather and vanilla. Not whisky-like. Long softly bitter finish, slightly numbing. I'd think this is a purist's rum. I like it! A lot! What I would expect from Foursquare. Pure rum, no bull, no sugar, just distilled molasses aged in oak and all the complexities that goes with it. This is a no nonsense rum that has a lot going on and a lot going for it. Highly recommended. Fine Barbados rum, I've yet to be disappointed by one. Enjoy.
Had high hopes for this rum base on the reviews but did not find anything to justify the price. Nose was to sharp, none of the whiskey or molasses hints I expected. This was recommended as a sipper yet the bit covered up the body leaving just a hint of funk. As a mixer again disappointed as it did not carry through with any definition in ginger ale or coke, slightly heavy in citrus. Not a rum I will rebuy though I enjoyed some of the funk.
UPDATE- tried the next round mixed stronger and enjoyed it more...moved to a 7 and may keep in my bar after all...
Reminds me of a slightly more refined RL Searle 10yr.. I compared this along side the 12yr limited edition. Nice deep golden colour in the glass , no added sugars here. On the nose caramel but restrained , not over the top and oak. No fruit notes that I could smell. Dry rum obviously as no sugar , tastes like it should , old school rum , leather , spice and caramel. Good classic rum.. that said I preferred the limited edition with the Madeira.
Though the 10yr Limited Virgin Oak brings a lot to the table, the 12 us sweeter with more of a molasses flavor.
...guter Rum geblendet vom ehemaligen Masterblender von Foursquare, das sagt eigentlich schon alles.
I like this Barbados rum for its no nonsense in your face rum
12 years , no sugar added
It is surprising it is smooth with a bite to let you know it’s there wonderful rum awesome rum and coke and works awesome in any tiki drink this is the Real McCoy
Color: 2/5 heavy curtains., Nose 4/15 hard oak., Taste: 15/20 sweet and easy to drink.
Well ballanced, not sweet not dry. First taste full an complex, second taste fruits - mostly peach. Aftertaste drier wooden with average long, but smooth. Not recognizable that its 46% strenght.
Narrow, dark, soft, it's actually getting worse with every sip
vune jemnší oříškova
chut ploší alkoolová, připomína mi klasicky rum, bez nějakých aromatu a příměsí.
Nose: oak, molasses, dates, dried fruits, vanilla. Palate: Oak barrel, dark chocolate, slightly smoky notes, nutty, raisins. Finish: Mild and long-lasting
Conclusion: An authentic, honest Barbados rum of 12 years in barrel without sugar additives.
Complex nose and palate with a quite long afterburn for a Bajan rum.
R.L. Seales and the Foursquare distillery has some different brands aged 10-12 years. I have some of them (see picture), but haven’t tested them against each other. Must do that sometime. I’m quite sure that the Real McCoy will come out as a top brand.
Picture: My Bajan shelf & my bottle.
Another high quality rum from Barbados. The Real McCoy 12yr has a tobacco forward profile which is great to pour your friends who think rums are all overly sweet.
Ein schöner Rum ohne Zusätze.
Fruchtige Noten im Anklang gut eingebautes rauchigea Holz und eine dezente Süsse.
Dazu die tolle Geschichte vom Captain Bill McCoy.
I started as a whisky drinker so The Real McCoy 12 was right up my alley. Nice hints of oak and vanilla. A little bit of more pepper than you would expect after you swallow, but overall a damn fine rum.
The Real McCoy 12-Year rum review by a Mountain of Crushed Ice