Distiller: Four Roses
Bottler: Four Roses
Brand: Four Roses
ABV: 56.3% ABV
Nose: Pungent, sweet and musty. Loaded with oak, toffee, pipe tobacco, amaretto nuttiness and sweet honey. Rich and indulgent.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, although the heat is present and restrained. Lots of toffee, some oak. Good deal of cocoa here and nutty peanut brittle. Amaretto notes. Big bold clove and allspice. Not overoaked, but very evidently tannic. Some heat grows with time.
Finish: Long but a bit hot. Bright and fruity – orange marmalade and berry before the oak, toffee and tobacco return.
Overall: Really interesting bottle, one thats a bit unique compared to past releases in a way that I’m hella into. The releases of the last couple years haven’t super scratched many itches for me, but this is my jam. Strong work, Roses. This is easily my favorite SmBLE since 2015.
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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