Review #1292 – Four Roses OESK Private Selection Steves Liquor Selection

The Schtick: This is a cask strength, single barrel release from Four Roses, featuring their OESK recipe. This barrel was selected by a local retailer, Steve’s Liquor in Madison, WI. Some time ago, another local retailer, Rileys Wines of the World, picked an amazing OESK that lives as a favorite of mine to this day. Let’s see how it stacks up.

Review #1292 | Bourbon Review #593

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Selection: Steves

ABV: 55.8% ABV

Age: 11 Years 8 Months

Nose: Rich brown sugar. Lovely floral nose, lots of fresh berries and pepper. Then comes the dessert. Caramel, toffee, nougat. Faint oak. Really rich desserty profile here.

Taste: Rich mouth feel. Some heat. Cocoa, light fudge, then some oaky bitterness. Honey, toffee, and some plum. Faint raspberry. Clove grows over time.

Finish: Long, rich but a bit hot. Raspberry, toffee, cocoa and oak. Really savory and desserty Reminds me of a cherry cordial chocolate candy.

Overall: While this can’t touch the OESK I had from Riley’s some time back, this is a damn good barrel. I’m loving all thats going on here and I wish I had another.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

10 Most Recent Four Roses Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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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