Review #542. Four Roses Private Selection OBSV Eagle River 8yr5mo

Review #542 | /r/Bourbon Review #305 – Four Roses Private Selection OBSV Eagle River Pick

The Schtick: Four Roses offers the ability for stores and societies to pick barrels from their specific recipes and have them bottled at cask strength.


Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

ABV: 60% ABV

Pick: Eagle River

Age: 8 years, 5 months

Source: Sample


Nose: Caramel, sawdust, tobacco, white pepper, vanilla, cocoa

Taste: Medium, very mild heat. Sweet cream, butter, faint oak, some pepper, nice caramel and cocoa. Faint metallic note, but it’s very nuanced. Little spice.

Finish: Medium length, sweet caramel, pepper, oak and fudge. No real heat here. Sweet and spicy on the way out.

Overall: This pick was unique and interesting but nothing earth shattering. Absolutely still solid, though.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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Decoded:

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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