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Now this is some good stuff
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.
I convince my self that the fine port barrel really was there, in the back of my mouth, but I may just be drunk, I don't know for sure. :)
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.
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.
Notes of Peaches, Vanilla, even some Red Apple the rum also has a hint of red wine/port which runs through it.
"When sipped, the rum has quite a lot of oak. It’s very clean and smooth."
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