Foursquare 2005 Shibboleth 16-Year rum

Foursquare 2005 Shibboleth 16-Year

Barbados | Aged | 56.0% ABV | Pot and Column Still Distilled

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31 ratings
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31 Foursquare 2005 Shibboleth 16-Year ratings

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Posted 11 months ago by Thorsten Bouillon πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ | 13 ratings

Outstanding aroma. Nose perfect. Its a high class sipper. Hard to get a bottle. Must have.

Posted 6 months ago by Andzin (PREMIUM) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 57 ratings

Recently I had chance for tasting evening with Foursquare rums. It would be difficult describe each of them here, also there are many reviews on web. So I leave just brief personal remarks. Sorted by my personal opinion from the best. IMHO the winner is Redoutable. Most balanced in all aspects. Second on my rating is Empery (sharper smell, lot sherry, wood and caramel) together with Shibboleth maybe the most raw (just another kind) so like the other two more. Right after those I like 2008 which seems to me better significantly then other years I have already tried (2007 or 2005). The one I miss and I'm looking fwd is Nobiliary and Dominus so I hope next time.

Posted 12 months ago by Woodjd20 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 5 ratings

Nice pour!

Aroma: Acetone, Caramelized Orange, Black Walnut, Almond, Black Currant, Butterscotch, Chocolate covered strawberries, Dried Apricots, Mint, and Candy floss.⁠

Palate: Layered, rich, and complex. Notes of dark chocolate ganache, blackberry compote, butterscotch, banana nut bread, finishing with tangerine, and blood orange⁠.

Posted 10 months ago by Rumambassador πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 1 rating

Stunning but more subtle than some others before which serves as a point of difference within the ECS range.. I am already on my 2nd bottle and will buy more if possible as I think this might become a classic like Criterion. Very very easy to drink, beware!!

Posted 5 months ago by poly.pop πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 38 ratings

Big bold molasses, toasted coconut, and chocolate on the entry. Leather, oak, and cherry cola on the finish. Surprisingly creamy and fruity for 16 years old. In the same class as ECS 2008, with a bit less depth but a lot more tasty cocoa notes.

Posted 10 months ago by Rumlover πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 3 ratings

Really special stuff, and shows how far FSQ have come. Compare this year’s releases to the legendary Criterion and both are superior rums. Redoutable more heavy weight, Shibboleth subtler but multi layered and dangerously easy to drink despite there high ABVs. Do NOT add water!

Posted 9 months ago by Knievel πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 8 ratings

A layered, rich, and complex rum that makes an excellent sipper.

Posted 9 months ago by Pappyvanrumster πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | 2 ratings

Hard to find, I believe it sold out within minutes on it’s very small release. I was lucky enough to get a bottle and it is perhaps the pinnacle of ECS output so far.

As others have said this is more subtle and complicated than some, and the lower 56% abv is perhaps the perfect level for easy drinking for those experienced at drinking higher ABV spirits. The downside to this is that it disappears too quickly, because one double becomes another and so on!

The flavours here are red fruits, tropical fruits, with a perfect balance of wood and a long finish.

For me, a unicorn and future legend in the same way as Criterion.

Posted 11 months ago by Tomduck πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 5 ratings

Foursquare consistently make outstanding rum and this one is no exception. A different flavour profile to the 07/08 and Redoutable and perhaps more subtle and tropical but none the worse for it! These expressions have become holy grails for rum lovers, and I can’t wait to see what 09 tastes like!

Posted 7 months ago by PbRx πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 2 ratings

Molasses, vanilla, fruity nose. Spicy, complex, slightly dry palate. Long finish and not having that woody/bitter taste I was anticipating for being in a barrel for 16 years. Need to look for another bottle because I will miss this one dearly when it is gone.




Brand Details

Name: 2005 Shibboleth 16-Year
Company: Foursquare
Type: Aged
Distillation: Pot and Column Still
ABV: 56.0%
Aged: 16
Distilled: 2005
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