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Foursquare 2005 12-Year rum

Foursquare 2005 12-Year

Barbados | Aged

8.5/10
59 ratings
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Posted 6 hours ago by lholz13 from United States with 27 ratings

Part of my do not open collection. To be rated in the future.

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Posted 14 days ago by BingChen from Taiwan, Republic Of China with 24 ratings

Strong oak barrel aroma up front and the taste lingers for a while. I am quite surprised to find a little vanilla note and the rest are tropical spice. Very good stuff!

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Posted 20 days ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 325 ratings

Foursquare 2005 Review
Number VI in the ECS series 2005 with 59% and a quantity of 12,000. A blend of pot and traditional column distillation. The rum is tropical matured in bourbon barrels for 12 years. The release was published in October 2017.

Smell: Very aromatic smell of caramel sweetness, dried fruits and herbs. Clearly one of the better bottlings. The flavors are beautifully balanced. There are also barrel aromas, tannins and vanilla.
Bourbon flavors are also easily noticeable. A nice, if not a very complex smell.

Taste: The rum starts with tannins, wood varnish and caramel sweetness. It is slightly bitter at the beginning, which gets better after several sips. I still notice dried fruit before it gets dry in the middle. The barrel aromas emerge, with oak and vanilla. There is a nice caramel sweetness over everything.
The finish is long and spicy with barrel aromas, vanilla and dried fruits.

Aftertaste: caramel sweetness, oak, herbs and dried fruits. The mouth feel remains dry.

This is a very good ECS release, unfortunately it is not as complex as e.g. the Sassafras but still pretty good. The somewhat stronger aromas such as leather are missing. The tannins are quite present, but the balance is still pretty good.

Overall rating: 88 points

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruit: 3.5 / 5
Spie: 3/5
Complexity: 3.5 / 5
Value (89 €): 4/5

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Posted 1 month ago by Morten Graenge from Denmark with 39 ratings

Rigtig god smag i denne rom, dog er alkohol procenten lige lovlig høj for mig.

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Posted 1 month ago by Shanon from United States with 20 ratings

For the price I expected a little more. Not my favorite Foursquare. Dont get me wrong its a good rum, just not my favorite.

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Posted 1 month ago by Jirka23689 (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 136 ratings

Ve vůni je cítit vanilka, med a cukr. Barva krásne jantarová. Chuť příjemná silnější voltaz je paráda. V chuti se projeví cokolada, koreni a skořice.

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Posted 2 months ago by Steelers from United States with 2 ratings

Oaky front. Fruity around the tongue. Long finish.nice.

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Posted 2 months ago by nomad from United States with 131 ratings

Coconut, baking spices, cherries, plums. Drinks well for the proof.

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Posted 3 months ago by Immiketoo (PREMIUM) from Greece with 49 ratings

Foursquare 2005 is a solid rum, which goes without saying. However, it’s plain. Not bad, but it lack identifying characteristics except for oak.

Strong nose, sharply oaky on the palate and a long burn in the finish. Unremarkable to me in the company of it’s kin, but head and shoulders above many syrupy offerings from other brands.

This is an excellent entry for a whiskey drinker as it will surely tick all their boxes with the bonus of the sweet molasses finish.

Hard to find these days but still available if you look.

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Posted 3 months ago by RumGuy1 from United States with 42 ratings

Beautiful hints of coconut and banana, spicy white pepper, ginger, and nutmeg. Has a balanced sweetness with medium legs. Great sipper but its too hot fot me. I needed to water it down with ice. If you dont like bourbon, this isnt for you. Most foursquare rums have a distinctive bourbon influence.