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That's some good stuff
Deep, rich hues and flavors. The ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks give this expression depth, complexity and above all, deliciousness!
Empery sa naozaj podarilo. Silný rum s vyšším obsahom alkoholu, ktorý v mojich očiach poráža aj ospevovane Nobiliary. Jeden z mojich najobľúbenejších zo série FQ
for me very well. But it is not only sherry,is very fruity indeed. I feel black plums,raisins and figs. In mouth-sweet at first and when you keep it a bit longer in mouth than it gets spicy and dry -ginger,dark chocholate,oak. With 56% is still quite strong but finish is very long.
I have become a big fan of Foursquare products recently. They manage to make amazing rum without additives.
The Empery expression is by far my favorite. It’s an explosion of flavor at 56 proof, and while strong, the notes of brown sugar, vanilla and oak are prominent.
There is a strong burn and an amazing finish that is sweet and filled with spices.
Of the five Foursquare offerings I have tried, this is by far my favorite.
If you like strong, pure rum, this one is sure to please.
The initial sip makes your lips and tongue tingle and the initial taste is profound. If you accidentally breathe through your mouth, it’s a little overpowering, but well worth motoring through the burn. Buy this while you can!
I have to say I really like FS rums... Doorlys 14 and Premise are my big favorites. And this one is really special... on the nose you can how strong this rum is. Smell is full of bourbon and sherry. But you can recognize another flavours like citruses and vanilla. Taste is another chapter... first sip just prepare your tongue. You can feel mainly strong oak and fruit. Second sip reveal another flavours like chocolate, sherry, tropical fruit and vanilla. This rum is really masterpiece.. but nothing for beginers.
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.
So glad I took a chance on this one. Really enjoyed it on my first tasting, and appreciated it even more after tasting it head-to-head against Premise.
On the nose, there was some similarity to Redoutable with a slight butter cream frosting and cake batter. I also found some apples and some type of dried fruit. With the initial taste, I noticed a hint of cola, followed by some vanilla. It left a slight oakiness and tobacco with a heat that faded pretty quickly. My nose and palate were being a little wonky on the day I had this, so I'm certain it will be different when I have it again (my COVID-19 vaccine seems to have screwed with my smell and taste a little bit).
As the "big" brother to Premise, I found this to be much more pronounced with the scents and flavors. A very enjoyable sipper.
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