Review #1550 – Four Roses OBSO Private Selection Unknown Selection

The Schtick: This is a single barrel from Four Roses using the OBSO Recipe. This is another fun one – I have the recipe, and the proof, and the tier. This is from Tier 2. But that’s it. We’re flying blind here, which has become sort of fun. Let’s give it a go.

Review #1550 | Bourbon Review #667

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Brand: Four Roses

Selection: N/A

ABV: 55.6% ABV

Age: Unknown

Nose: Brown sugar, baking spice, pepper and cloves. Rich and savory leaning in the dessert and spice forward direction.

Taste: Sweet brown sugar, medium mouth feel, faint heat. Spicy clove, rich herbal spice and some orange zest.

Finish: Long, rich and herbal. A hint of heat, but very well behaved. This is really quite nice.

Overall: This is pretty nice. That spicy B mash bill is bringing the spice, and the fruits are here in that orange peel I so often find in O yeasts. Delicious, despite the big question mark on selection, age and barrel. If I had to guess, I’d put this in the 9 year range.

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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