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As it was the first ECS in the states, it was an immediate positive reaction to my palate. I prefer to not have them aged in wine/port barrels but this one works very well for me.
Wonderful oaky finish following toffee and vanilla on the nose.
This is an okay, dry, complex rum. Delicious and smooth, yet probably over Oaked a bit. Great rum
Smagt til romhattens romfestival 2019. Den får en 7'er.
J ai gouté ce rhum que j avais depuis longtemps.il est trés trés bon.beaucoup de gout ling en bouche tout en restant tres doux.vraiment un grand rhum.note 8.7.
Close to perfection. Great flavors, mouthfeel, and finish.
Nose: smells of bourbon and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: dry but pleasant with almost no burn.
Taste: light all around. Oaky, maybe? Bit of the standard vanilla. Just plain good.
UPDATE: after my third pour...
Sublimely drinkable, perfect proof, easy on the nose and not adulterated with sugar or flavoring. Truly a great rum that everyone should seek out. Most rums twice this price aren't this good.
Got the privilege to get a glass in the Rumbarrel (rum-cafe in Amsterdam). It is the first in the exceptionel cask selection and it's really good. I hope there is still some left for my next visit to the Rumbarrel.
S palirnou foursquare nemuzete slapnout vedle. Zatim jsem mel jen mensi ochutnavku v Cubana baru. Az nacnu celou lahev, pridam vice poznamek.
Der perfekte Rum um ein Tasting zu beginnen! Perfect Rum to start a rum tasting!
One of the first foursquare rums I tried. The port shines through but not in an obnoxious way. Sweet dark fruit, hints of all of your favorite baking spices and at a great price! The wax top is a nice added touch!
Really light but sweet on the nose. Complex, slightly peppery on the tongue with an easy finish.
Very tasty and well balanced rum with flavour dominated by sweetness from port barrels.
Will sure give it another try and maybe rate higher after that.
Richard Seale is at the forefront of "un-sugared, and un-manipulated rums", as many distilleries out there add sugar, molasses, and/or dyes to a rum before bottling. All sweetness that can be perceived in these rums comes from distillate character, and cask finishes (such as sweet wine casks). This one is finished in Port barrels for an added touch of sweetness.
I can definitely smell the melding of dry bourbon cask and sweet Port. It is well balanced and delicious, with semi-sweet toffee and vanilla, then caramelized sugar and some spicy oakiness. Its good. The complaint I heard from some is that it would do better at a higher proof, and Richard Seale responded by commenting "you're absolutely right, and so it will be around 45% for the next release". What an awesome guy. He actively comments on posts in his fan group on Facebook, check it out if you like.
Første FS rom. Jeg skal vende mig til smagen, men synes den smager rigtig godt. Kunne forstille mig, at hvis jeg skulle lave denne rating om et halvt år, så ville den få en eller to højere.
Lika bra som zinfandel. Äkta och rund, mycket smak.
It tastes like what you would expect. The sweetness from the port comes through early. The wine taste hits on the mid palette. The signature dry Seale's finish is there on the after taste the from the rum containing no added suger. It worth buying if you see it but not good enough to seek out.
Smooth, with sweetness and lots of dried fruits. Complex
Beautiful bronze reddish colour in the glass. The second maturation in the port cask the aromas ore not overpowering. Overall nicely balanced with a more fruity type notes coming up front. Taste is a bit light for a bajan rum but again is nicely balanced with fruity notes leading into more dark fruits, caramel, spice with plenty of tannins. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A nice sweetish dry finish.
Another great rum from Foursquare and wish I had bought another bottle.
Great rum. Starts with a vanilla on the nose, flavor is a hint of butterscotch. Not a heavy profile drink, easy to sip and has a mellow finish that tails off with a hint of spice and oak. The port tones down the finish and gives it a unique flavor that is very pleasing.
Let me say this beforehand...I am indeed biased at the outset since I am a fan of Richard Seale's lineup of rums. I also have a huge amount of respect for the man due to his philosophy of being open and upfront about his product. No double-speak. No smoke-and-mirrors. No malarky.
Now with that being said...
[BTW, I do not work for Mr. Seale nor do I know him personally. Although I'd like to meet him and shake his hand.]
A beautiful amber hue with bronze on the edges. It has exceptional legs in my snifter. The rum slowly drifting down the sides in unbroken rivulets. The aroma is enticing and tickles my nose with some pepperiness.
Oh, and the flavor! Noticeable vanilla, caramel, and toffee with a peppery bite along with some tannin bitterness. There seems to be a little cinnamon in there as well (maybe I am imagining that). A little burn which fades rather quickly. It is a little dry. There is a natural sweetness to it from the port cask but not at all overwhelming. No sugaring. None. Nada. Any sweetness comes naturally from the sugar cane molasses and the woods in the barrels and casks.
This is a true rum lover's sipping rum. Any other company would charge close to $100 or more for something like this but I got mine for under $40. I was extremely surprised to find it locally since Foursquare products...in fact, any of Seale's rums...have ever been sold locally. I bought extra bottle in case the local availability was a fluke. I hope that the local stores might carry more of the Seale line of rums.
In short, this is arguably the best sipping rum in my collection and one I wholeheartedly endorse. Seek this one out, folks. This is what rum should always be.
A like when the rums are finished in casks after madeira, port, sherry, whatever... it always provides some new interesting tones. This port finish is especially present in the aroma, sweet tones of the taste and overall making the rum very delightful.
This shows what you can do to make rum special without adding extra sugar. That Auburn looking liquid strongly evokes the port cask it was aged in. It also has port notes of rich ripe fruit in it, bringing flavours and sensations to the rum you won't have had before. A small tip when you do crack a bottle and pour your first glass, let it sit awhile, 5 or so minutes. Otherwise it will really beat you up. You can also add a drop of water to open it up. A must have for any rum connoisseur.
Sugar: Estimated 4 GPL. Another classic rum from the Foursquare masters.
The first thing I noticed was the screw top bottle that has been dipped in wax. This rum is worthy of a proper cork. Second thing, is you need to let this rum catch some air. It's a bit sharp on the nose, so give it a swirl and wait a minute. As expected after 6 years in a Port cask the rum has a nice reddish tint to it as well as a decent aroma and taste of port. Underneath the dominant port taste is a well balanced classic rum with vanilla, oak, some peppery spices (probably from aging in bourbon casks, and a touch of caramel. Nice kick and burn all the way down. Overall I find this rum to be a very good value, but I don't see this being anything higher than an 8 as it has some sharp edges to it.