Review #1264 – Four Roses OESV Private Selection The Exclusive Society Selection “Cage #Brown Brown”

The Schtick: This is a Private Selection from Four Roses. Bearing the OESV recipe and an age statement of 9 years and 7 months, this falls on the younger side of things, but far from the youngest. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1264 | Bourbon Review #589

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Selection: N/A

ABV: 58.3% ABV

Age: 9 Years


Nose: Brown sugar, clove, light herbal notes and toffee. Some light cocoa. Very traditional 4R notes here but that’s never a bad thing.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Brown sugar, toffee, some tobacco. Rich clove. Mild heat, toffee, tobacco and really impressive oak structure.

Finish: Medium, a bit hot. Lots of maple, herbal, some toffee and a bit of pepper. Much more heat here, but nothing too hot.

Overall: Really nice bottling. Nothing super unique, but incredibly solid. I like it a lot. This is a winner of a barrel in my book.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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