Review #1518 – Four Roses OBSK Private Selection Unknown Selection

The Schtick: This is a weird one. A good friend gave me some Four Roses Private Selections some time back, but the selection information is missing from this bottle. I know the age, ABV, and the recipe, which is enough for me to give it a review. Let’s dive in.

Review #1518 | Bourbon Review #655

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Brand: Four Roses

Selection: N/A

ABV: 59% ABV

Age: 8 Years 9 Months

Nose: Rich baking spice, oak, some floral components but this one smells like a day in the kitchen. Pecan, praline, dough, brown sugar, nougat.

Taste: Medium mouth feel with heat well in check. Some caramel, faint toffee, nice vanilla bean. Pepper and nutmeg.

Finish: Medium length in the finish, bit more fruit – like berry – to go along with the baking notes.

Overall: Good but not exceptional, which is a relief since I have no idea where it came from. Very on profile for an OBSK in my experience, which I typically enjoy quite a bit. I like it, but I’m not losing sleep to find where I can buy more 6 of it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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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