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Posted about 1 month ago by Fozzie500 from United Kingdom with 12 ratings

Lovely stuff, when you open the bottle, you are treated to a beautiful aroma that can not be mistaken for anything else other than rum. very smooth with coke, lovely aftertaste that lingers in the mouth.
i will definitely be getting another bottle.

Posted 4 months ago by JeffBuck from United States with 80 ratings

For the price, it's hard to beat as a mixer but not complex enough for a sipper for me.

Posted 5 months ago by poly.pop from United States with 23 ratings

No, this isn't a multi-decade-aged and mature sipper - it's under $30 for a handle. But, considering its pricepoint, rum does not get any better in terms of value. Not quite a sipper (look to the XO, 8, or 12 year for taking Doorly's to the rocks) but the absolute standard for a bajan style mixing rum. Always have a handle or two stocked in my collection and always seem to be running out.

Posted 9 months ago by DFW.TX from United States with 19 ratings

Just another solid, versatile rum from Foursquare. Come on... for $12 it can't be beat. Use it mainly for cocktails but have been known to sip it occasionally. Typical Foursquare profile nose and palate-wise. A must for any home bar.

Posted 10 months ago by Andy from United Kingdom with 138 ratings

Nice spice and a bite, but limited unique notes. Plantation 5-year is better, I’d go with that

Posted 10 months ago by Andy Tee from Malaysia with 148 ratings

N- Vanilla and honey with subtle pepper and mineral at the backdrop. All fine but remains basic and sugary at initial stage, but develop with layers of earthiness in the nuances of fresh leafs, sour milk and ashy smokes. Rum macerated berries, orange and jammy with molasses undertone. (86/20)

P- Lovely bright and full at low proof with zesty high notes remains there for a long time. Then some oak phenol lingers with toasted sugar bread. Not sure about any additive, probably it does at minimal dosage, but feel pure and clean. (87/21)

F- Medium, clean, pepper with coat of oak for boldness, smooth with hint of wax. (87/21)

B/B- 87/21

Weighted Rate- 83pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.

Posted 11 months ago by KYRumRunner from United States with 5 ratings

Good stuff! Recieved as a gift. Can't wait to try FourSquare's other rums!

Posted 12 months ago by kmpiast from Poland with 41 ratings

This is great basic rum that goes on some party with ice, and gets job done.
Definitly not a sipper that I would cherish moments on friday evenings, but still it is better than vodka and cheap whisky

Final verdict:
I will definitly give it another shot on some occasion

Posted about 1 year ago by JackOrion from United States with 61 ratings

It’ll definitely not disappoint when you need an aged Bajan on budget. It’ll gladly take a backseat beautifully if you’re making ‘gentle’ cocktails. Along with the Macaw It’s a pantry rum.

Posted about 1 year ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 190 ratings

Sugar: 0-5 GPL. Aromas and tastes of vanilla, oak, a bit of caramel and spices. A bit of a burn on the palate but nothing to make you cringe. There is a sweetness in the rum and I know that R.L. Seale or Doorly's doesn't add anything to their rums so it's a pleasant surprise. Well balanced rum that you could sip if there was nothing else but I suggest a piece of ice. It mixes really well and is well priced.
Worth having in your bar.

Posted over 1 year ago by Angel73 from Switzerland with 4 ratings

My First "real" Rum. So this will forever be a special memory to me :-)

Posted over 1 year ago by mrakoplas from Slovakia with 35 ratings

Vôňa spočiatku alkoholová, po čase vanilka, chuť veľmi príjemná, hrejivá. Rum z Barbadosu, teda rum - žiadne aditíva, bez cukru. Môj prvý rum, ktorý mi veľmi zachutil a s ktorým budem porovnávať ďalej.

Posted over 1 year ago by SlowRain from Taiwan, Republic Of China with 33 ratings

This is a simple mixing rum. There are no harsh, overpowering flavors. It's quite smooth considering its age, but, ultimately, it's too light-tasting & simple to be much of a sipper. Mixer only.

Posted almost 2 years ago by nichaos from Greece with 77 ratings

Ένα μπουκαλάκι το οποίο καθαρίσαμε "εν μία ριπή" μαζί με τον φίλο μου τον Μ.....ο στην συναυλία των Artic Monkeys !!!??!!! Ναι ..... δε ξέρω αν η γενικότερη ευφορία βοήθησε ώστε να απολαύσουμε στο μέγιστο αυτό το ρούμι ..... Σίγουρα όμως είναι ευκολόπιοτο, με ωραία αρώματα, μέτρια ένταση και επίγευση. Αν προσπαθήσω να το παρομοιάσω με κάποιο , τότε σίγουρα θα το παρομοίαζα με το Plantation 5 .... Καλή επιλογή στα 25€.

Posted about 2 years ago by Robert Ferron from United Kingdom with 166 ratings

Nice mixing rum I personally prefer the plantation 5 but it's almost as nice. Barbados make good rum you cant get away from that

Posted about 2 years ago by Lee Riordan from United Kingdom with 19 ratings

Friends bought this for me as a present from Barbados. Enjoyable but average

Posted about 2 years ago by Bob from United States with 72 ratings

$22. for a 1.75L...haha its a total fricking steal! Much like you would expect from a younger Doorly's 8 or younger RL Seale's, it definitely has some of the same flavors while having more expected burn that isn't overkill. Drink it on the rocks and problem solved, takes the edge off and still has great flavora of vanilla, honey, banana, and sugar cane grass. Definitely bringing this to the family beach house this summer.

Posted about 2 years ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 121 ratings

As with all of the Doorly's rums, this is very good. Essentially the difference between this and the 12 year old is that this is less complex and has less going on. It's still very good - especially for the price. It has a held back natural sweetness (no sugar, it's R L Seale!) and a little bit of fruitiness (not nearly so much as the 12 year old). There's a bit of oak too and not much burn - just a really nice glowing warmth. Strangely, I found that it had more on the nose thatn the 12 year old, but certainly less on the fade and tongue.
The only downside is that I'd marginally prefer a Havan Club Anejo Especial for just a little less and certainly a Chairman's Reserve for a fraction less - but that's no sin, they are great rums...and this is pretty good too.

Posted over 2 years ago by Olaf from Netherlands with 56 ratings

Sweet enough rum. Slighty less compared to the XO. It'll do.

Posted over 2 years ago by B.P.O. from Netherlands with 51 ratings

Definitely more of a mixer type of drink. Pare best with a ginger-ale and second best a cola.

Posted over 2 years ago by William Ferguson from United Kingdom with 15 ratings

Very mild rum with vanilla and banana flavours. Not easy to get in UK supermarkets so price point was mid range. Drinkable and good mixer, but to be honest I prefer more complexity.

Posted over 2 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 388 ratings

A true Bajan rum that is a very nice rum for such a short amount of time it has had to age. Too young..too young

Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Tried the Doorly's XO, 8y and 5y back-to-back and I have to say I went from bad to worse. The 5y has a very harsh alcohol smell, disappointing flavors on the tongue and a nasty burn to finish the experience. There are literally hundreds of much better aged rums in this price range, so don't waste your money on a Doorly's.

Posted over 2 years ago by Rob from Ireland with 92 ratings

Use this one mostly for mixing Corn 'n' oils, which it does very well. However it could be sipped too!