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Now this is some good stuff
This is one of my top rums... to be enjoyed straight without rocks. This 56% is very sippable and it offers distinct cognac barrel notes and has a strong (but very delicate) oaky finish.
I tried a few other of the top rums, but none made me join the site in order to tell other people how good they are.
This is probably the nicest drink I've ever had.
Zero burn, fruity as you like, subtly sweet and super long lasting. I honestly haven't a clue what magic was used to get a 56% ABV spirit to taste like this but its enough to make me question everything.
I don't know how to describe the tastes very well, but honestly from even before the first sip I took, I knew it was the best rum I'd ever had, and the taste only confirmed that.
It was "only" £54 as well, which compared to some of the other premium rums, is a complete and utter steal.
I've got a bottle of the Zinfandel cask on its way, and after trying this, I am beside myself with excitement waiting for that to come.. bring on Monday!
Thanks to Rum ratings and everyone on here for steering me towards this pure, unadulterated shining superstar of the rum world, it's the finest drink I've ever had.
Foursquare has done it again! Everything I have had from Mr. Seale I have thoroughly enjoyed! Not as sweet as the Port Cask or Zin Cask expressions but plenty of dark, red fruit flavors. If you see it get it, you won't be disappointed!
This is not the first (or the last) ECS-offering from Foursquare, that I will review. These rums have an exceptional high quality and this one is not an exception
Nose: Caramel, Oak, Leather, Prunes and a small hint of smoking rubber
Taste: Raisins, Pepper, Smoky Rubber, Tobacco and small fruity hint of apples with a lingering aftertaste
Overall: Another hit by Foursquare in their ECS-series. This one had a more complex taste then the previous ones, that I have tried. The fruityness threw my off a bit, but it worked quite well with the other notes. The ABV is perfect at 56% and it is really just a really, really good rum.
Foursquare Dominus spent 3 years in Ex-Bourbon Barrels and 7 years in Cognac Casks.
Typical foursquare nose with dry fruits, wood and oranges, also cinnamon, grape seeds and nutmeg.
Woody profile overall, the flavors are dark and sweet with burned sugar. Not very complex nose but intensive.
This rum is like a sharp version of Doorly's 14 in the taste. The taste is sweet, spicy and dry.
It starts with caramel and became immediately spicy. Then wood, orange peels and tannins.
The middle taste is balanced with wood, orage, grape seeds, hazelnut and burned sugar. A little bit too much tannins in my opinion, it's almost too sweet and too spicy. Didn't think I would say it.
The finish is again spicy, wood, cinnamon, orange peels are on my palet.
It's a strong Foursquare with typical flavors. A little bit out of balance but therefore intensive and sweet. Would rate it with 84 points.
Nose: dry fruits, wood, dry orange peels, grape seeds, cinnamon, burned sugar, nutmeg
Taste: caramel, spice, wood, orange peels, tannins
Middle: orange, wood, grape seeds, hazelnut, burned sugar
Finish: spice, wood, cinnamon, orange peels, oranges
Aftertaste: burned sugar, some tannins, orange peels
Value (99€): 3/5
Experience level: professional
For me, this is right up there with the Criterion, a personal favorite. Awash in cherries, plums, apricots, and dark wine too. The cognac is there, but not as dominant as 7 years would have you assume. Perfectly drinkable at 56% as well. I don't know how Foursquare does it; high percentage rum still being easily sippable is not easy to do, yet they have practically perfected it. 9+
When pouring this from far away, I thought I noticed a lingering cognac note. This Foursquare rum is bursting with deep, rich, sweet aroma. This review is a sample, and my first high ABV Foursquare.
On the nose there is a distant cognac, raisin, jam, strawberry, orange zest, deep sweetness and vanilla. The palate is nice and viscous (probably due to the 56% ABV), and tastes of dark brown sugar, pepper, and with a little water there are hints of cognac on the sides of the tongue. The finish is almond and roasted coffee, but the deep sweetness of the rum leaves the mouth salivating and not dry like some high ABV spirits.
Really great - I can't wait to try some more cask strength Foursquare!
"The mid palate is beautifully spicy with a lot of lemon zest and orange peel. The spicy notes from the cask are very full and very intense."
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