Review #565. Four Roses Private Selection OESO Warehouse Selection

Review #565 | /r/Bourbon Review #316 – Four Roses Private Selection OESO Warehouse Selection

The Schtick: Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program.

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Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

ABV: 59% ABV

Age: 9 Years 8 Months

Source: Sample

Additional Info: Barrel FN-81-41

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Nose: Spicy and hot. Lots of clove, allspice and lots of fruity notes. Really prominent maple and that signature 4R spice.

Taste: Super fruity, loads of melon and strawberry. Also lots of heat. Medium mouthfeel. Backend womps with a lot of cinnamon, allspice and faint caramel.

Finish: Medium length with much more severe heat. Sweet vanilla and some fruity essence set in before more searing ethanol lead it out.

Overall: On one hand I liked that this was a unique profile but it was unbalanced and quite hot.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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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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