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This is what a rum should be. The aroma in the snifter is surprisingly sweet, knowing that there is zero added sugar. The rum is really smooth with an awesome finale. The color is amber. I'm really impressed with the work made by foursquare distillery and Mr Seale. Can't wait to try the xo and the R.L. Seale 10 years. They are not so cheap here in Europe (usually this is around 55€) but surely this was worth every cent.
This recently became available where I live and figured it was worth a try. Easily the best 27 dollars ever spent on a rum. notes of vanilla are present and a touch of oak. The ruby hue looks rick, but I would not say the body is overly rich. I would not necessarily put it up against esoteric cask strengh rums, or those aged in the 18+ year category, but this is a great rum for the price. Expect the price to rise as it gains a following in the USA.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Opět ten kokosový styl. Oproti předchozímu Relicariu je vůně méně sladká. Kůže, exotické dřevo, propolis, strouhaný kokos, cedr, hřebíček. Voní intenzivně. (88 b)
Chuť: V chuti hodně suchý, až svíravě vysychající, hodně dřeva, silná hořká čokoláda, dubové taniny. V dochuti trochu větrový. (84 b)
Shrnutí: Ochutnal jsem již několikrát, mám doma lahev. Kdo hledá méně sladkosti, je na dobré adrese.
Nice, slightly aromatic fairly light sipping rum.
Light slightly yellow color, pretty, delicate nose...very delicate. Well balanced mouth feel, with a touch of sweetness and evolves into banana and spice. Long rich finish. This is a nice well made rum, which I could happily drink quite a lot of.
Another well tasting rum from Barbados. I really like the rum from R.L. Seale’s.
Picture: My Bajan shelf.
You can think of this as either a top-shelf mixer or else a decent sipper (or both). It's not as rich and complex as, say, RL Seale's 10 or Foursquare's Zinfadel, but it'll do for sipping on a quiet evening by yourself. Bring out those other two when you have guests over. (FYI: all of the mentioned rums are Foursquare rums.)
This doesn't mix well but nice enough on it's own.
Típico ron de la isla Barbados. Seco pero con notas frutales. Algo alcohólico, pero agradable en el paladar. Muy buena relación calidad precio, como el Appleton 12 rare blend.
I couldn’t believe the great reviews for such an affordable rum, but this is good stuff. I could make this my everyday rum. I like the slightly sweet vanilla-ey flavor. Not as sweet as Zaya, but not quite as well rounded as plantation 20th or Vizcaya, but it will do just fine
Nose - oaky, orange
Taste - oaky, orange, brown sugar, caramel
Little more oaky and dark than XO, unless I could get this on sale I will just pick XO since I mix a lot.
There are a small number of rums that are so close in quality, that I find the only way to decide on which one to purchase, is which is on offer on the day. This is one of them. My overall favourite was El Dorado 12 year old, which is often criticised for being a little sweet. In many respects, I find Doorly”s 12 year old is similar, although not quite as sweet. It’s on offer today, so about to buy two bottles. All the other reviews will describe the taste, but just go out and buy a bottle. You won’t be disappointed.
As a bourbon drinker this one is pretty solid on flavor without much proof. Not overly sweet but a nice tropics fruit finish that lingers for a few seconds.
Nadpis byl jednoduchý. Takový prostě je. Když máte kvalitní produkt, nepotřebujete ho krýt cukrem. Oproti Doorlys XO má navíc k chuti dřeva také výraznou sherry složku. Je mnohem jemnější než stejně tak úžasný Dos Maderas PX 5+5. U Maderasu mám pocit, že se právě krylo cukrem, ale dávám oběma 9b a to jen proto, že může ještě někde čekat 10tka.
Pleasant but not too saturated aroma. Good fact is that - this Rum are “honest” to you, and I guess have no sugar add. When you taste it, you got little bit burn in your mouth, but not more than it need.
In my opinion this Doorlys 12y is not Rum with very deep and long taste, when I compared it with others. So that’s why I give only 7 this time.
But, I will buy it again for sure.
Приятный, но не слишком насыщенный запах.
Слегка жгучестей на язык, в этом даже есть свой плюс. Но в тоже время он не слишком резкий. Сбалансированный. Ром качественный, но благодаря моему опыту могу сказать что уступает многим ромам в «глубине» вкуса, если вы понимайте о чем я. Вкус хороший, но поверхностный. По этой причине 7
Приятное ощущение, что нету лишнего сахара в роме.
Barbados means good rum and you expect nothing less from foursquare. This 12 is fruity and delicious. Although I favour the el dorado 12 on the sip this is almost as nice
Good for an agricole (lol) - dry...aromatic...tastes like the Caribbean :)
Strong, not sweet, well balanced. A rum with an intense aroma and a piquant spiciness in the taste. Very full-bodied, little sweetness and a long finish. One of my favs!
Sweet oak char nose
Light banana, fruit on palate
Light fruit aftertaste
No ethanol bite
Sweet fruit aroma on spent glass
Very nice rum, oak char exists mixed with fruit
After reading all the ratings decided to go out and buy one. I agree with most, a beautiful rum. Just enough sweetness, bit dry and a delicious taste. Very curious about the other brands from Richard Seale. Going to be in my collection!!
This is one of my go to corn n' oil rums. Tastes like I remember the old school Dove Bars tasting, back before they made the chocolate shell all thin and crappy, but way rummier. Balanced vanilla and wood dominates the flavor for me and the aroma is like one of those super expensive shampoos that you get in overwater bungalows in Bora-Bora. Mix 2 ounces with a half ounce of John D Taylor Falernum, a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters and a squeeze of lime to taste. Put on a wide brimmed straw hat.
This make a decent benchmark rum for me because it is pretty near the middle in terms of sweetness-dryness, but high on oak. I'd say it was a fraction over the line towards dryness, but not by much - you get some sweetness in the dried fruit to balance this out. There's also a hint of bourbon and sherry from the casks that are used - you can taste both which is a nice balancing between sweet and dry, with dry just winning.
There not that much on the nose - oak and molasses, but the aftertaste is long and rich and a little bit leathery.
I'll happily drink this but I can't love it the way I do a good Eldorado - it's not just that that isn't as sweet, but also that it isn't as rich and complex. But I do prefer this to the XO - it is smoother and more refined.
Amber, almond, affection. No need to travel to Barbados. I’m holding it in my glass.
I had higher hopes for this one based on the reviews, but frankly it left me a little dissappointed.
The nose was pretty mellow, some tobacco and bannanna. Flavor was not as smooth as I had hoped for, oak amd bananna with an ever hint of spice and a really weak finish.
I will give it another shot, but for now i cant rate this terribly high. Just no body and a weak finish for me.
Thanks to RL Seale and Foursquare for a broad range of excellent rums! More mature than the 8-year with deep rich flavor. I prefer rums bordering on single malt scotch undertones. This hits the spot, especially at this price, but I think I will stay with the “8” instead. Thanks also to Total Wine for their broad selection of rums, it is like going to a candy store for adults.