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Price ~70 euro per bottle
Foursquare - it’s important name in today’s Rum history. When worlds rum market industry fallows demand and add different flavors and sugar to make “rum” much sweeter - Foursquare keep they own way and still making amazing Rum. RUM - pure and clean, without sugar and flavorings and put they product on very high level.
This Foursquare 2004 from Barbados is really outstanding. It’s 59%, but you can use it easily straight. And it is only right way how to sampling this Rum.
Heavy rums, cask strength, full proof rums is for people who love “massage». In your mouth. Spirits with less ABV just can’t give it to you.
Nose: put your nose in glass and close your eyes. Amazing! Simple and great. Pleasant sweetness. Very appetizing. Oak, leather, hazelnuts, hint of fruitiness.
Palate: long and lasting. Full body, it slowly opened in your mouth. Complex, well balanced. Woody, leather again, little dry, crispy baked tropical fruits.
Second sip. Larger sip.
Much more dryness. Spiciness. Oh... and here come my massage.
Aftertaste is very long. You can feel a long time this spicy dance. And when it’s over, and music stops you can feel weak tingling like after anesthesia.
N- Paper ashes with strong zesty nose, molasses at the heart with arrays of bitter chocolate ganache, unsweetened vanilla and mouthwatering sour young mango. Bit of sweet and sour brine. (87/21)
P- Spicy and rubber at first, then bright fruit salad sweetness arrived. Quite drastically evolved to burnt tar with hints of industrial and dirty oil. (86/20)
F- Medium long, tobacco, herb-y and leafy. Bitter minty candy. Dry. (87/21)
Weighted Rate- 82pt
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Hi All, This is my second Foursquare Rum that i am tasting (and emptying very soon ;)).
It is a cask strength rum and at 59% it isnt for the faint of hearted. I enjoyd this very much and only drinked it straight.
What a fantastic rum, I had to pour myself another glass immediately...the smell, the taste, the thickness...even the colour.. instantly fall in love with it...
So diverse, so tasty...really one of the most surprising rums I have tasted so far...almost afraid now to empty the bottle :)
It basically instantly jumped into the Top 5 best list and secured a spot!
I usually am a real fan of sugared rum, yet this treasure shows you what fine rum making is all about.
☆☆☆ 9.5 to a 10 ☆☆☆
I bought the 14 year version of this rum. It has some bite all the way down and plenty of flavor. I haven't decided if this a is a $100 a bottle rum so I will come back and fiddle with the rating. It is definitely a high quality distillation.
Full of body and stately substance. Stands alone for sipping in your favorite alpha male glass.
Smooth vanilla and wood aroma, without any high percentage alcohol scent - you wouldn't expect it has 59% ...
Taste is a bit burning (of course 59% is 59% :-) and more on dry, bourbon side, but still with nice rum basics. Long aftertaste with many layers, who makes you drink again and search and search more tastes 😇
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.
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.
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.
Very well made, with layers of complexity that open more with water and time.
This is a fairly relaxed spirit, with hints of fruit and spice. The burn is mostly gone, even for an overproof... such exceptional aging can be appreciated by any individual that savors a nice dram. Show this one to your whisky drinker friends, and watch as they convert to rummies.
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 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.
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.
When first opened I got an aroma that was reminiscent of varnish but as it has been open a while that has dissipated and given way to some dark fruit and significant heat on the finish.
59% ABV will put hair on your chest, make no mistake. This rum is astringent and slightly medicinal on the nose, but it also has some sweet, dried fruit. The taste is perhaps more dried fruit and spices, but it's really hard to tell because of the intensity. And that may be the main shortcoming of this rum. It's just too concentrated. There is no subtle nuance here whatsoever, just brute force--and alcohol burn. I'm glad I tried it, and I may try other Full Proof rums from Foursquare in the future, but I won't be buying this particular one again. I don't dislike it; I just don't love it the way I love other Foursquare rums.
Good rum!! You have to put ice in the rum to get the alcohol burn of. After that it is a really good sipping rum. Be carefull this one goes to your head after a glass or 2!
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.
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.
A manly expression coming out of Barbados, if you sip this bad boy too deep into the night, he will kick your ass! I’m really loving the high quality rum coming out of the Foursquare distillery, clearly I’m not the only one. I like this but don’t love it, but would very much recommend it especially to bourbon lovers.
Found a bottle in Brooklyn while visiting my son. Thought I'd spend the big bucks and see what the big whoop was all about. Disclaimer, I'm a smooth slightly sweet rum lover. This ain't that.
The nose is simply bizarre. I'm a wine lover, and it reminds me of a German Auslese. Sweet, spicy and complex. I've never smelled a rum like it before.
Taste is spicy, leather (I get that description now), tannic and slightly alcoholic, a touch of sweetness and a
loooong spicy finish.
I have to say that at first I didn't love this, but I'm really warming up to it. It's somewhat like a big peaty single malt scotch, in that I'm enjoying the complexity more than actually rum its self. Science vs. pleasure.
At any rate, I'd give it an 8.5 if I could...it's a REALLY well made rum.
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.
This overproof rum is too strident for my taste. I prefer smoothness. It is better with an ice cube but still not great.
Also, screw cap instead of cork takes away from the experience.