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Foursquare 2005 Port Cask Finish 9-Year rum

Foursquare 2005 Port Cask Finish 9-Year

Barbados | Aged | 40.0% ABV

8.2/10
95 ratings
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95 Foursquare 2005 Port Cask Finish 9-Year ratings

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Posted 3 months ago by Anders Ravn Jørgensen from Denmark with 160 ratings

Smagt til romhattens romfestival 2019, den får en 7’er..

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Posted 4 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 371 ratings

Number two of the Foursquare's Exceptional Cask Series (ECS). Nine year old bottling that was stored for 3 years in Bourbon Cask and then for another 6 years in Port Cask.
Unfortunately bottled in 40%, that was common back then, believe it or not.

Smell: The nose is a bit subtle, I notice a lot of dried fruit, mainly red fruits, cranberries, cherries, raisins, blackberries. Some gum, similar to sherry, follows. In the background there is some bourbon wood aroma with a little vanilla and a darker barrel aroma. A good smell for the 9 years, but unfortunately the dilution has taken away a lot of the intensity. The rum may got nicely balanced as a result.

Taste: Thin start with burnt sugar, vanilla and some dried fruits (raisins, plums, some red fruit). Of course, the dilution is noticeable, but the flavors are good. It becomes woodier in the mouth, barrel aromas follow and also some tannins with wood. It also becomes astringent in the mouth, tannins in combination with dried fruit are now strongly present on the palate. Now we have the red fruit here.
In the finish, the sharpness increases, it teases the palate slightly. The tannins come out a little more and the oak now dominates the taste. The barrel aromas and dried fruits are still on the palate.

A nice Foursquare for only 9 years, I don't know whether that is the dilution or whether it was already good in barrel strength. It was definitely intense and quite good in cask strength.
The dilution took away a lot from it, but it offers nice complexity for the 9 years.
I'm not sure if I'd rather have this one or a simpler detente with more abv. I would go for the Detente, rum means intensity of flavors for me.
If diluted to 40%, then maybe sweetened so that the intensity remains correspondingly high.

Overall rating: 85 points

Sweetness: 1.5 / 5
Fruit: 3/5
Seasoning: 2.5 / 5
PL (50€): 3/5 meanwhile not available >500€

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Posted 11 months ago by VikingXO from Denmark with 153 ratings

It’s amazing how high Foursquares standard continues to be. great nose, great taste.

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Posted 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2810 ratings

Amazing rum tasting with Falcon91Wolvrn03 continued with a Foursquare Port Cask Finish. Decent bottle and label design. Bright golden color. Aged only 9y in Bourbon and Port Casks. Strong woody Whisky flavors to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Short and unmemorable ending. Whisky fan boys can add 2 points to my score.

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Posted 1 year ago by Ikke4 from Netherlands with 4 ratings

This is my first finished rum, heartwarming absolutely stunning

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Posted over 1 year ago by JeffBuck from United States with 80 ratings

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.

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Posted over 1 year ago by The_Earl from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

Wonderful oaky finish following toffee and vanilla on the nose.

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Posted 2 years ago by Smovens from United States with 103 ratings

This is an okay, dry, complex rum. Delicious and smooth, yet probably over Oaked a bit. Great rum

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Posted 2 years ago by Nielf from Denmark with 163 ratings

Smagt til romhattens romfestival 2019. Den får en 7'er.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Jack from United States with 27 ratings

I couldn’t wait to try this rum. Had heard many great things about the product. I debated about the port cask and I think a whiskey cask. This had higher reviews. I was disappointed vs the hype. It was ok. Sippable but slowly. A bit hot, spicy alcohol coming through. I found the Port cask confusing the flavor should it be port forward or whiskey forward. I have not found or been a fan of multi cask rums. Papas pilar this one etc.