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I considered giving this an 8, but looking at others that I’ve given an 8, it falls a little short. It’s a very smooth rum with a good balance. It’s dry but not too dry. Unless you like VERY sweet rums, you’ll like this one. I couldn’t give it an 8 because it lacks character and depth. Others seem to disagree, so perhaps I need to try another bottle. The only distinctive flavor or smell is the oak, which is pleasant and not overpowering. I could drink Doorly’s 12 year-old as a sipper but it just isn’t distinctive enough to love. But, if I had $25 and needed an excellent bottle of rum, I think this just beat out Bacardi 8 as my first choice.
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.
Da, o surpiza placuta, nu aveam mari asteptari de la acest rom relativ ieftin.. Suficient de fin, nu foarte dulce si cu arome subtile.
Classy bottle, lovely mahogany colour, crisp, naturally sweet, nothing added, slight banana, vanilla & oak.
No question of mixing this one, enjoy it as it’s meant to be
Having just finished this bottle I have to raise this to a 8, 8.5 if I could.
It just gets better in every way.
Rum as it's meant to be from Foursquare.
One of the nicest i've drunk in this price catagory. Sweet, nice scent. Vanilla flavor.
En romig rom. Inte översöt. Kanske lite tunnare i smaken än t ex zinfandel men bättre än mount gay xo
I love this rum - so smooth, so rich, without any sugar.
Not bad at all and relatively smooth but lacks a certain depth...I couldn't discern any stand out flavour either but that could be me...
Good rum. Dryer than some of the more popular ones like Zacapa, Diplomatico and Zaya but very good.
40% ABV. Too low, but hey, it's a budget brand.
Very delicate nose. Kinda Plantation-y. Hint of caramel and sherry. Reminds me a little of Foursquare Port Cask Finish. Sherry finish comes through on the finish.
I don't love it, but it's not bad. Definitely should be stronger.
Honiggelbes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase, ahh.. Barbados, herrlicher Duft nach tropischen Früchten, zarter Vanille und leichtem Karamell.
Im Gaumen ergiessen sich die Aromen geschmeidig über die Zunge, helle reife Früchte, heller Tabak, helle Vanille, helles Karamell, einfach nur lecker.
Im Abgang schwingt das Ganze aber nur sehr kurz mit.
Ein ehrlicher Rum für Einsteiger und Geniesser.
Honey yellow amber in the glass.
In the nose, ahh .. Barbados, wonderful scent of tropical fruits, delicate vanilla and light caramel.
On the palate, the flavors pour smoothly over the tongue, bright ripe fruit, light tobacco, light vanilla, light caramel, just delicious.
In the finish, the aromas swinging very briefly with.
An honest rum for beginners and connoisseurs.
I enjoyed it, but wouldn't order it again since it didn't really have anything that really appealed to me.
After sipping some XO and 8yr old, I was a bit unimpressed - though they weren't bad rums for the price. However, they just lacked something. My guess is that a higher ABV the nice flavours would be more bold and enjoyable. So I was hesitant to purchase the 12 yr. Though it is not bottled at a higher proof, for some reason the delicious flavours just stand out so much more. It SEEMS as if it's stronger. I'm not ready to dissect all the component flavours, just state that they work very well together.
Hard to fault this bajan rum but for a 40% bottling. Would definitely add a star if it had a bit more heat. That said if it’s an easy sipper you seek the Doorly’s 12 is a great choice and priced right.
On the dry side but not an oak bomb. Nice balance.
Décidement Foursquare ne me décoit toujours pas avec ce que je qualifierait simplement de "très bon rhum pour faire gouter du rhum à ceux qui ne connaissent pas le rhum". Pas "original", simplement une excellente limonade !
dal bych sedm a pul ideálně. ale na sedmičku to úplně není. velmi dobrý rum z barbadosu. proto jsem ho také vyzkoušel. chutí jemný, s výraznějším řízem. lehce ostřejší v dojezdu, ale velmi jemnounce, takže se z tohoto rumu stáva velmi pitelná láhev.
This is an exceptional rum. It is complex but not overpowering. Every time you sip it you'll find something new. It's rare for a rum to pull off a really well executed dryness but this does it. Two tiny comments, firstly, probably wouldn't start someone new to rum on this, they won't like it, unless they're a whisky person it will put them off. Secondly, needs a cork not a screw cap. Otherwise, always have a bottle in your cabinet, it's great to cross compare with.
... or caramel essence without the caramel flavor. It's hard to describe, but that's the feeling I got. This is a naturally sweet rum. Simple oak. Burnt sugar. The finish leaves the wood on the mouth. Nice! Didn't expect this from a Doorly's, which I's often thought were rather plain.