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This set a new bar for me today, I just think that everyone should taste this one and than rethink every previous rating of Barbadian rums. Dried fruit and chocolate make this one a new favourite for me.
This was my first Foursquare experience and it did not disappoint! The nose explodes with chocolate dates fibs and berries! Not overly sweet and what I have come to love even more is nothing added!! They are doing it right down in Barbados and have converted me back to rum from Whiskey! Cheers to you Mr. Seale and Co.
It's Foursquare and it is amazing! It's rums like this one that causes me to pause and consider all the ones that I have tasted before it; to consider other highly rated ones...if those are a 10 and this is(obviously) above those, how do I rate it? Simple, this one goes to 11!
Explosion of flavors is the best way to describe this rum. A whiff of cinnamon tempers the 59% full strength nose. The taste reveals a complex blend of fruit and spice, with hints of leather and cocoa. This is a truly outstanding sipping rum.
I've been "watching" rumratings for a few years now which helped me (most times) to put together a pretty nice collection of rums...
After I tasted the "Exceptional Cask Selection" from the beloved Foursquare (I have the entire collection) I decided I should give my 2 cents on them, starting with the "2004"... let me re-phrase... the amazing "2004". An absolutely honest rum for the true lovers of rum with an exceptional nose and flavour at 59%!!! Enjoy it neat or with a few drops of water (depending on your pallet) and be prepared to be awed.
Barbados is Called the birthplace of rum, and i am easily convinced that this is how rum is meant to be. Mr. Seale deserves the highest recognition and respect for releasing this masterpiece without adding colours, sugar and not even water. Pure cask strenght rum. And unlike many other "golddigger" editions this is not a limited, numbered edition only for the collector, but accessable for every true pirat out there at an extremely reasonable price.
There is not much to say here. Bottled 59% full proof lets you choose how straight or thinned out you like it. Pot and Column blend plus 11 years bourbon barrel aging gives full depth of flavors and nose. Tropical fruits, black cherries and almonds, tobacco, chocolate, slight hints of funk.... it's all in there. No added sugar and flavors. Only the basic process of distilling and aging and then bottled at cask strength!! Priced right too. This is what rum is. Not some watered down flavored overly sweet easy and smooth piss.
True pure Bajan rum. If thats what you are looking for than you simply can not go wrong here.
This rum lives up to the hype with flavors of chocolate, coffee, peppermint, barrel spices, pepper, and a little dried fruit, caramel, and vanilla. Got it for $93 including shipping and taxes.
I am fairly new to the rum community, I’m currently trying various Rum’s that I enjoy, not necessarily rated highly. This Rum has been one of the best so far. Great taste, easy through the mouth and enjoyable from start to finish.
This is one amazing rum. If you can find a bottle you must pick it up!
This full strength rum had to sit in the glass for a good 20 mins before approaching it ! Not an every day rum unless you see climbing the stairs to bed as a challenge ! Wow , great fruity , spicey aroma , cant believe it tastes so sweet without added sugar , almost sherry sweet , beautiful stuff. Lots of bourbon flavours present which usually im not a big fan of. Plenty of heat in the mouth but no harsh burn and a fantastic long finish. I tried another with ice then mixed a small amount of cola... dont !! Only perfect neat. I've enjoyed all 3 of these RL Seale cask offerings... Quality , quality rums , more please Richard.
One of the very best rums I've had. Totally balanced, with tons of dried fruit and nice hints of bourbon. Smooth, mellow and complex
What can you say, Richard Seale, is a true genius when it comes to his craft. Producing rum after rum wit no sugar, no additives, no caramel color or cold filtration.
Identical bottle design, label and a metal screw cap without the wax found on the Port version, the 2004 ups its antie by producing this rum at 59% ABV and they age it in Bourbon Barrels.
Taste of banana, brown sugar, vanilla and some oakiness. Their is some heat from the high alcohol content. This isn’t a bad heat though. You would associate a high alcohol ABV with breathing fire. It’s is rather smooth and if you add a drop or two of water, the alcohol ABV DROPS ABOUT 3% but it does change the flavor/ esters to bring out over ripe fruit to help tone down the heat.
This is a complex rum, a sipping rum, a collectible rum, an expensive rum that should be added to ones bucket list of rums for their collection, as they will not be around long. Honest rum with unadulterated process of not adding crap to mask deformities .
Drink neat, or with a splash of water, because at $80, why add sugary, fruity stuff to an amazing rum only to reduce the fine rum down to make a cheap rum drink
This rum has amazing caramel/vanilla palate with a strong kick to finish the overall round taste. It is your celebratory rum. Not an everyday rum in my book but defenitly one to enjoy with your rum conoseur friends.
I found a bottle in California and wish I bought more. I am a huge fan of almost all Foursquare rum and this one of my favorites.
Definitely one of my favourite with much complexity. It reaches a point where I'm not able to fully describe it's amazing flavour.
Aroma of salted caramel pop corn. After breathing for a minute to two, it tends to be more to be more oaky and fruity with notes of tropical fruits; coconut husk, coconut flesh, banana.
Complexity of creamy dark chocolate with dried coconut, fruitiness and sourness of fresh cherry wrapped with spiciness of cinnamon once sipped.
Finishing was the bomb. Fresh cut sawdust and cedar wood with cherries. Warm gingery after feel which goes very well with the oakiness.
On est sur du très très lourd, c'est fort, excessif, puissant, intense (en même temps les 59° sont marqués sur l'étiquette). Des petits piments qui chatouillent d'entrée, une profondeur dans le gosier pour terminer. Des lèvres à tremper dedans, assurément !
Ça mérite bien un 9,5 !
I wondered whether I shouldn't dilute this one down a bit, but then realised that if I did that, I might just as well drink the 9yo or 11yo that Foursquare have at 40%. While the nose is a tad fiery even over the oak, the body really isn't overly so. Sure there is a burn, that is to be expected. But it is not harsh in any way. Softened out by the oak, and there is plenty of it. Rich fruit, plenty of oak, plenty of alcohol.....what's not to like?
At 59% this is too strong for me, but it will be absolutely fine in the cupboard and will be drunk more slowly than other bottles.
only a tiny little sip is needed to fill nose, mouth and sinuses with joy! 59% yet totally balanced, currently my personal no1
Mycket ek, vanilj och karamell. Superlång eftersmaken, russin
Schönes Bernstein mit Gold Reflektionen im Glas.
In der Nase eine wunderbare Palette von Düften, frisch getoastetes Eichenholz mit Kakaopulver bestreut, weisse Früchte liegen in einem aus Gras und Moos geflochtenem Korb, alles frisch und leicht und sehr komplex.
Im Gaumen wird es noch komplexer, die 59% tragen die Aromen von mit dunkler Schokolade übergossenen Früchten, mit Marzipan gefüllte Kokosnüsse, geröstetes Karamell in Vanille Sauce , Kardamom und Pfeffer mit Holz zerstossen sehr sanft über die Zunge. Ein Traum !
Im Abgang nimmt man zum ersten Mal für kurze Zeit die Fassstärke wahr. Kakao und Pfeffer bleiben präsent, Früchte und Vanille runden das Ganze ab. 9+
Ein absolutes Muss für Liebhaber von Bajan Rum, auch für full proof Einsteiger sicherlich eine gute Wahl. Für Süss-Rum Geniesser nicht zu empfehlen, Barbados ist immer ohne Zucker.
Beautiful amber with gold reflections in the glass.
In the nose a wonderful palette of scents, freshly toasted oak wood sprinkled with cocoa powder, white fruits lie in a grass and moss braided basket, all fresh and light and very complex.
The palate is even more complex, the 59% bear the aromas of dark chocolate-infused fruits, marzipan-filled coconuts, toasted caramel in vanilla sauce, cardamom and pepper with wood crush very gently over the tongue. A dream !
In the finish you take the cask strength for the first time for a short time. Cocoa and pepper remain present, fruits and vanilla complete the whole. 9+
An absolute must for lovers of Bajan rum, even for full proof beginners certainly a good choice. For sweet-rum connoisseurs not recommended, Barbados is always without sugar.
The bourbon barrel gives this a smoky finish, and the cask-strength lends a touch of scotch-intensity. Drink with nothing but a splash of water or a cube of ice.
This rum has a heavy bourbon flavor. Very strong at 59%abv, but good.Bottled at cask strength and bursting with flavors and aromas of sun-dried fruit, spice, wood, cocoa...and more. so delicious but is too strong
A blend of pot & Column still bottled at cask strength 59%abv. Apparently the first cask strength release by Foursquare itself.
Typical Bajan aroma with surprisingly little alcohol fumes. very pleasant aroma with usual bourbon notes of vanilla, spice and a bit of liquorice. Taste is very intense & hot at cask strength. Sweet & spicy with vanilla & dark chocolate. A very long finish with plenty of oak tannin that leads you to want more.
A very good value unadulterated cask strength rum. Deserves to have the label “exceptional”