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There is very little burn in sipping this and it has a toasted oaky vanilla flavor that comes through. It's not as bold as Doorly's 12 year which has a more dominant copper and aged fruit like flavor. IMO it doesn't have that coppery like flavor of rl seales 10 yr or Doorly's of any kind. It's smooth on the throat for sure and definitely woody w some brown sugar. It's like an unsugared and smoother Pampero Aniversario RE. This has sweet wet oak flavor and pretty sharp tannins that are different from other foursquare offerings, I love it. Update: just tasted this after tasting Don Q Anejo and the toasted cocunut flavor of this rum becomes highly noticeable, smooth and delicious, gotta drink it straight!
Volles Aroma, sehr gut. Echte 12 Jahre, kein Solera. Nicht nachgezuckert, trotzdem angenehm süß.
While the nose is nice, the mouth is awesome! Damn smooth caramel, butterscotch, coconut, banana, leather, tobacco, chocolate, and citrus. A nice noticeable bourbon finish to top it off too. This may be a 10 at some point, but for now 9+
Sugar test-0. Well duh, it's from Foursquare!
Having enjoyed a bottle of The Real McCoy 5 yr rum it was time to open up a bottle of The Real McCoy 12 yr rum. Being produced by Foursquare Distillery I had great expectations and was not disappointed. This rum is smooth, unadulterated and is right up my alley. Not quite a “10” but certainly a 9+ rating. Well done Mr. Seale.
My first exploration of Foursquare and Richard Seale. A purest delight. No sugar added so you get a true taste of his rum. Very balanced with many nuances on the nose and taste. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, citrus with a hint of tobacco. As a fan of El Dorado 15 and 21 year I must admit this made me rethink my ratings for these.
Another wonderful unadulterated rum from Mr. Seale and his Foursquare Distillery. Rich rum flavors, notes of toffee, oak, molasses and spices, but at 80 proof, none of the alcohol burn. An example of Bajan rum at its best.
this is tremendous. so much barrel and bourbon character and yet the molasses flavor and spice aren't lost. delicately sweet without being cloying. one of the better rums i've had.
This nice Rum in one of the biggest positive surprise for me. Really smooth sipper with long aftertaste, not to sweet and not to oaky, perfect balanced. This is among my new fovourites from now. Highly recommended!
Naturally sweet (that means no added sugar), smooth, and full of oak and bourbon overtones. This is one of Foursquare's finest. It's 180 degrees away from all the sugared rums that are so popular around here. It's really good...and it's already so smooth that you don't need to add ice or water. Best enjoyed neat.
This is a great example of a Bajan rum that is well aged. It does not have anything but a bourbon cask influence of many years. The main interesting theme here is the tobacco and bourbon cask flavor. All natural really a nice rum to add into a sipping rotation when you are going to other cask finishes or aging.
I was on the fence about trying this one after reading the reviews, but finally decided to give it a try. If I had to rate it right out of the bottle it would be lower. I inadvertently let this one sit in the glass for 30 minutes while I was distracted. When I got around to trying it I was pleasantly surprised. Not to overbearing or sweet and very smooth. A nice sipper. Tried another glass without the wait and it was good but not quite like the first. Give it a try but let it sit a while.
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.
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.
Initially a lot of black pepper / chili? followed by sweetness and clear features from charred bourbon cask (vanilla and some smoke). Soft finish that lasts a long time.
Dva nadšenci Bailey Pryor a Richard Seale oprášili po téměř sto letech Váš příběh vytvořením dokumentu a hlavně sérií rumů nesoucí hrdě odkaz s označením „Pravý McCoy“. Doba se však lehce změnila a tato nadšená dvojice sklízí za svou rumovou filozofii nejen gratulace a uznání, ale i dostatek nepříliš lichotivých reakcí. Výsledky "Sealovské" práce nemohou totiž logicky ladit jak s výrobními praktikami rumových megaloproducentů, tak s radikálními fanoušky doslazovaných rumů. Ti svým nízkým hodnocením jen stěží ocení onu neuvěřitelnou jemnost a vyzrálost brilantně vyvážených složek zemitosti, dubové dřevitosti, karamelu či tmavé čokolády s pojítkem lehkého tabákového kouře. Vzdaluje se jim tak Vámi prosazovaná rumová čistota a pravda, v dnešní době pracně zastíraná všemožným marketingem s cílem nastolit novodobou doslazovanou rumovou doktrínu :-) :-). My ostatní ovšem za Váš přínos velmi děkujeme :-)
Very nice sipper. What is it about Barbados! Over ice, let it sit and chill.
The bourbon casks really comes shining through on this rum. It's definitely has that distinctive oak taste but it's not overpowering. It has a nice balance of citrus and banana flavoring with a hint of tobacco. Just another great example of Bajan rum and Foursquare.
I am by no means proficient enough to properly dissect the complexities and flavours in this bottle, but I can tell you that what I taste is one of the better rums that I have tasted. Well worth the cost and easily enjoyed over a block of ice. A new permanent addition to my stock.
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.
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 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
This is the first rum I drank neat. I was surprised at all of the flavors I experienced while sipping. Brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch are the most prominent to me. Adding a few drops of water really brought out the different flavors, but I know there is much controversy about adding anything to a glass of rum. Reasonably priced as well. A definite winner.
...guter Rum geblendet vom ehemaligen Masterblender von Foursquare, das sagt eigentlich schon alles.
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.
The Real McCoy 12-Year rum review by a Mountain of Crushed Ice