Review #40 | /r/Bourbon Review #21 – Booker’s Oven Buster (2015-04)
The Schtick: Booker’s is a Beam/Suntory product that is released unfiltered and at casks strength.
ABV: 63.5% ABV
Age: 6 Years, 5 Months, 20 Days
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: There’s a lot of vanilla here, paired well with brown sugar and molasses. There’s a little oak, but mostly cinnamon and some buttery caramel assault the nose. The alcohol isn’t massively overstated and it doesn’t bite me in the face which I’m surprised, and frankly, impressed with.
Taste: Pepper, leather and molasses. Some woody notes, along with a lot of vanilla and more buttery sweetness.
Finish: Longer than average. A bit hot, but not overly so for the proof. Lots of vanilla, brown sugar and maple.
Overall: Really well behaved for the proof, Booker’s Oven Buster is a great look that good bourbon doesn’t have to be matured for absurdly long periods of time.
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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 | Insurpassable | No better exists